New data show minimal gains in share of new doctorate holders who have job commitments upon graduation.
"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.
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.
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.
Cathy Trower, closing out 16 years leading a research effort of academic work, shares thoughts on tenure, retirement age, adjunct conditions and more.
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.
Cheryl E. Ball walks through what you'll need when you are asked for "additional materials."
Eszter Hargittai and Brayden King share ideas about what should be there.
Every paragraph has a purpose, writes Cheryl E. Ball.
Brenda Bethman and C. Shaun Longstreet explore the mechanics of applying for non-faculty jobs.
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