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The 'Fit' Puzzle

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Deciding whether a candidate is right for a faculty job should be based not on intuition but on evidence, writes Elizabeth H. Simmons.

Essay on why graduate students ignore warnings about the job market

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Nate Kreuter explains why so many grad students ignore warnings about the job market -- and why that makes it even more important for Ph.D. programs to talk about the realities.

Essay offering advice on defending dissertations and theses

William and Matt Eventoff offer tips on how to prepare (and not to prepare) to defend your thesis or dissertation.

Essay on how search committees shouldn't treat candidates

Search committees need to stop being rude to job candidates, writes Afshan Jafar.

Essay: Helping colleagues on campus deal with personal loss

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As in Dickinson’s famous poem, we don’t generally stop for death. Maria Shine Stewart considers how empathy might ease the pain of loss on kinder campuses.

Essay questions story-telling as effective mentoring

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Mentoring 101

Stories from a senior faculty member's past may be more fun to tell than they are helpful to those trying to navigate academic careers, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Essay: The pros and cons of our many electronic devices

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Might electronic devices -- if left to their own devices -- erode human communication? Maria Shine Stewart ponders.

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