Career Advice

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Think you can reform your institution before earning tenure? Think again, suggests Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

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In December, Inside Higher Ed graciously brought me down to the Modern Language Association conference in Philadelphia to meet with grad students about non-academic careers. On the flight from Toronto, I busied myself with reading a book called Women, Work and the Art of Savoir Faire. No, this was not an attempt to distinguish myself from my other MLA-bound passengers who had their noses in Cixous and Keats. It was something I picked up at the airport in the hopes that it might have some nuggets of wisdom that I could use at this stage in my own career.

Search Committee Etiquette

Mikita Brottman offers six tips for those interviewing faculty members in this challenging year.

Get Out There and Shake It!

You can't wait for senior colleagues to reach out. You need to reach out to them, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Don't Be a Jerk

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Spring may seem distant in a year in which 49 states have snow on the ground, but those coming up for their step-one tenure reviews are probably already starting to sweat, and mid-year hires are just now settling into a (semi-) comfortable groove. It’s not too early to start contemplating your campus karma. Here are a few ways to do some impression management.

Making the To-Be List

What happens when you are promoted in a way that takes you away from routines you cherished? Kent Barnds considers transitions in an administrative career.

Hedge Your Bets

Kerry Ann Rockquemore doesn't want you to place all of your eggs in one institutional basket.

Created in Their Image

Julia Gergits considers whether regional state universities mold or mangle the careers of their faculty members.

A Writing Partner

Peg Boyle Single pays tribute to the four-legged friend who helped her complete so many projects.

Maxed Out

To get ahead, you need to know how you spend time, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

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