Career Advice

The Entrepreneurial Grad Student

Doctoral students need to think about branding, opportunities and adaptability, writes Christine Kelly.

A Difficult Quandary

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Eliza Woolf introduces her new column about those considering both academic and non-academic jobs.

Demotion or Promotion?

Shari Dinkins considers how life changed when she became a teaching chair.

Making the Grad

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Rob Weir offers his take on the debate over getting a graduate degree in the humanities.

Procrastination -- II

Peg Boyle Single offers tips on how to make the best use of the time you have to write.

Lessons for New Professors

Elizabeth Parfitt offers some advice for those getting ready to lead courses for the first time.

Premature Promotion

Marc Nouri offers a manifesto on what it should mean to apply to become a full professor.

The Academic Love Affair

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Eliza Woolf wonders how the lure of the professorial career seduces so many unemployed or underemployed Ph.D.s.

No More Post-Summer Regret

Kerry Ann Rockquemore launches new series for academics who believe this is the season they will get to projects they can't tackle during the academic year.

A 'Veteran Friendly' Employer

When the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael G. Mullen, visited the university where I work in human resources, he called us "veteran friendly.” How did West Virginia University get that reputation? And why might other colleges want to get the same reputation not only with regard to students, but employees?

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