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Data show modest gain in number of new Ph.D.s with jobs upon graduation

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New data show minimal gains in share of new doctorate holders who have job commitments upon graduation.

Essay asks whether alt-ac careers are really a solution to academic jobs shortage

"Alt-ac" positions may be great for some, but Miriam Posner wonders if they are being oversold as a solution to the shortage of academic positions.

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Study explores career paths of history Ph.D.s

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While plenty of history Ph.D. recipients land jobs on tenure track, study documents long-term adjunct work -- and finds that field's most popular specialty is least likely to lead to tenure-track job.

Essay on the role of geography in academic job searches

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Cheryl E. Ball urges academics starting their careers not to be too quick to rule out certain parts of the United States as suitable places in which to work and live.

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Researcher reflects on studies of faculty issues

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Cathy Trower, closing out 16 years leading a research effort of academic work, shares thoughts on tenure, retirement age, adjunct conditions and more.

 

Blog post comparing academe to a drug gang provokes much discussion

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How best to understand the thinking of new Ph.D.s who enter a challenging job market? A professor's blog post sets off discussion with an unexpected comparison.

Essay on requests for 'additional materials' in academic job searches

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Cheryl E. Ball walks through what you'll need when you are asked for "additional materials."

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Essay on what academic job-seekers need on their websites

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Eszter Hargittai and Brayden King share ideas about what should be there.

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Essay on the cover letter for academic jobs

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Every paragraph has a purpose, writes Cheryl E. Ball.

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Essay on conducting an alt-ac job search

The Alt-Ac track

Brenda Bethman and C. Shaun Longstreet explore the mechanics of applying for non-faculty jobs.

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