Career Advice

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.

Meet Your Bodyguard

If you aren't making the progress you want, it's time to confront the issues that are holding you back, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Why Aren't You Writing?

Last month, I was contacted by a faculty member I had met several years ago at a conference (I’ll call her Claire). Our conversation began like many I’ve had recently, with tears in response to a negative and critical annual review. Claire is a brilliant social scientist, incredibly hard-working, and passionately committed to her scholarship, her institution and her students. While Claire is an award-winning teacher, and far exceeded her college’s service expectations, her publication record was significantly below her department’s standards.

Your Career on One Page

Developing a concise plan for your professional life -- the equivalent of a personal business plan -- can help you plot your next moves, or help you realize you're in a good place, says Jessica Quillin.

Lower Your Standards

Unrealistic expectations can block progress, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Writing IS Thinking

A narrow definition of writing may keep you from making progress, writes, Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Summer Schemes

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Eliza Woolf offers advice on strategy and perspective.

Tame Your Inner Critic

You have to understand this negative force to gain control over it, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

LinkedIn-iQuette

Jessica Quillin presents a set of dos and don'ts for higher education professionals who venture onto the social networking site.

Writing for Academe: A Series on Dialogue, Mentoring, and Motivation

Karen Hoelscher and Carmen Werder on finding joy and success in writing for the academy.

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