Career Advice

Be a Jack or Jill of All Trades

Don't depend on one résumé to tell your whole story, especially if you're applying for multiple sorts of jobs, Jessica Quillin writes. Preparing two is extra work, but it's worth it.

The Entrepreneurial Grad Student

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

A Difficult Quandary

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

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

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

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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