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Essay on references in academic job searches

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Christine Kelly asks: Are your references helping or hurting your job hunt?

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Essay on when Ph.D.s should and shouldn't follow their passions

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Stephanie K. Eberle has some issues with one of the most common pieces of advice new Ph.D.s receive.

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U. of Illinois faculty panel issues mixed report on aborted hiring of Steven Salaita

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Faculty review of the way U. of Illinois blocked a controversial hire sharply criticizes the chancellor and how she and trustees invoked issue of civility, but finds there may have been legitimate reasons to oppose the appointment.

Essay on doing well in academic job interviews

Melissa Dennihy wants you to be prepared.

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Essay on preparing for an non-academic job search

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What do you do after making the difficult decision to seek a non-academic career? Maggie Gover outlines some first steps.

 

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Introduction of new career advice column for minority academics

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Kerry Ann Rockquemore answers the questions she most often receives from minority scholars launching their careers.

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Essay on writing the introductory email

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Paula Wishart offers advice on how to increase your response rate.

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Faculty job searches at most colleges should focus on teaching ability (essay)

Most job advertisements in the humanities and social sciences make the bad mistake of positioning tenure-track search committees to learn much more about applicants’ research than their teaching. In order to make the hiring process better-reflect their needs, many departments should consider taking a teaching-centered approach to their next job search.

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Cancer researcher says anonymous online comments cost him a job

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Cancer researcher says anonymous online comments on a research-sharing website cost him a new job at U. of Mississippi. 

Essay on metaphors for the academic job market

Gerry Canavan questions the metaphor commonly used to describe the academic job market.

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