Career Advice

Tips for Proposal Writers

A scientist, fresh from work on a review panel, offers advice.

When Things Fall Apart

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Rob Weir discusses what to do when life intervenes in a major way in plans for your semester.

A Dual Exit

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Why do both members of an academic couple leave higher ed? They tell Eliza Woolf.

Getting In on the Ground Floor

Even in the tight job market, new academic units are hiring. Would their positions be a good fit for you? Daniel Kennedy shares questions to consider.

The International Option

Don't assume that you need years of off-the-beaten-track travel experience to teach in a developing country, writes Joanne Nystrom Janssen.

Search Committee Snafus

Colleges can undermine themselves with job candidates when their recruiting procedures are disorganized and sloppy, Stephen Winzenburg writes.

A Difficult Question

Terri E. Givens asks: Should I just be happy to have a job?

Mentoring Teaching Assistants

Samuel Gorovitz describes an approach to teaching graduate students how to grade.

The Interview Uniform

Candidates packing for MLA interviews -- especially women -- put themselves at risk by deviating from sartorial expectations, writes Melissa Nicholas.

Advising and the Job Letter

Graduate departments need to remember their role in shaping a key part of their students' applications for academic jobs, writes Richard C. Sha.

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