Career Advice

Interview Season

Ari Kelman shares advice on preparing for and handling job interviews at academic conferences.

Evaluating Evaluations

You should pay attention to what your students say, writes Rob Weir. But you shouldn't take the official reports too seriously.

Facing the Fallout

Budget cuts undercut the sense of community at many colleges. What's a department chair to do? C.K. Gunsalus considers the options.

A Semester Needs a Plan

Kerry Ann Rockquemore suggests a three-step approach to managing your time.

Advice for Wannabe Profs

Terri E. Givens considers what to tell a would-be graduate student about the job market and life as an academic.

Setting Expectations

A new semester means a new round of student requests. Rob Weir knows what to say to students who "need an A."

Know Your Audience

Mary W. Walters considers two key ways to improve your odds of winning the favor of grant review committees.

A Committee's Bad Choice


Dear Survival Guide:

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


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.


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