You need to endure a little awkwardness to get issues clarified and the terms you need, write Cheryl Reed and Dawn M. Formo.
Discriminatory attitudes may no longer be as overt or prevalent as they once were, writes Sue V. Rosser, but women in the laboratory still face challenges, and need mentors to make sure that no options for their work are ruled out.
Kathryn Hume says you need to focus on the match between you and the specific department and institution, not general issues about why you want a job.
New Ph.D.s in the social sciences enhance their job prospects by thinking beyond their doctoral disciplines, writes Adam Fish.
“Can’t we all just get along?" No, especially if we’re on the same committee. Maria Shine Stewart takes a lighthearted look at one of academia’s heavier responsibilities.
Emily Miller and Richard Skinner examine the challenges facing liberal arts colleges and how those might shape their next generation of presidents.
Trysh Travis considers when it may not be in students' interests to write them letters of recommendation.
G.B. Shaw said that "youth is wasted on the young." Be that as it may, college is not wasted on the older, at least on kinder campuses. Maria Shine Stewart reflects.
Nate Kreuter considers the role of instructors when their students come to them with decidedly nonacademic problems.
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