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New report suggests men with kids as disadvantaged as moms on academic job market

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Could having families now be as disadvantageous to men's academic careers as women's? Study raises possibility.

Essay on negotiating academic job offers

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But you won't get much of anything if you don't negotiate, says Cheryl E. Ball.

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Essay urges academics not to write off jobs in which they flubbed the interview

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Even if you think you flubbed a question or two, don't give up on the job or the experience, writes Cheryl E. Ball.

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Essay on attending an academic conference while pregnant

Women who are expecting a child need a strategy for attending academic meetings, writes Tamara Yakaboski.

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Essay on writing a cover letter for an academic job at a teaching institution

Terry McGlynn explains the essentials of a cover letter for academic jobs at teaching institutions.

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Essay on all kinds of interviews for academic job candidates

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Cheryl E. Ball tells you how to prepare -- and then how to prepare some more.

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Essay on prestige as a factor in picking a graduate school and evaluating job offers

What matters when you pick a graduate program may not matter when evaluating job offers, writes Heather Dubrow.

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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.

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