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Recommendations for how marginalized academics can improve their editing (essay)

When moving from ideas to publication, if you don’t look, think and/or write like the dominant academics in your field, the path can be treacherous, writes Shannon Craigo-Snell.

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How to be successful on the tenure track (essay)

Even if tenure is a few years off, new tenure-track faculty can take a few important steps right now, writes Tanya Golash-Boza.

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A Ph.D. turns down her dream job on the tenure track (essay)

Chandani Patel was offered what she thought was her dream job, but she turned it down. Here’s why, and why she thinks other candidates might consider doing the same.

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How Ph.D. students can demonstrate to employers that they are career ready (essay)

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Joseph Barber gives advice about how to demonstrate to employers specific job competencies: teamwork and collaboration, leadership and project management, professionalism and work ethic, and career management.

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The importance of university recognition of faculty members' public engagement (essay)

Engaging larger publics and influencing policy through one's scholarship can be personally rewarding, but such work too often goes unrecognized in university systems of evaluation, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist.

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Five questions to ask if you are newly tenured in a crisis-ridden department (essay)

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Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers five questions to ask yourself if you’re newly tenured and in a crisis-ridden department.

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Trans students need to be able to legally change their names on official college records (essay)

A major concern for trans people today is the process of legally changing one’s name, as well as one’s gender marker, on official college records, writes Katriel Paige.

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Academics can provide expertise and perspective in somewhat surprising ways (essay)

Many of us in academe might find that we have important expertise to share in surprising ways, writes Jason D. Seacat.

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Grad departments need to prepare students for careers beyond academe (essay)

Humanities departments need to recognize today’s job market and change the tenure-or-bust attitude that’s still too prevalent on many campuses, writes Marcus Cederström.

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Should graduate students with disabilities disclose them in job interviews? (essays)

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When graduate students are searching for jobs, should they disclose any disabilities they may have? Sue Levine explores the question.

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