Career Advice

Why We Said No

Timothy Larsen answers the top questions he hears, as a member of a faculty search committee, from those who don't get the job.

Post-Convention Strategy

If your interviews at your disciplinary association's annual meeting didn't land you campus visits, what's next? Anna Faktorovich explores the options.

Should You Teach Online?

Chloe Yelena Miller offers advice on deciding whether to make the leap, and how to do so.

Leaving Tenure Behind

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Eliza Woolf interviews a woman who gave up tenure to focus on a career path outside academe.

It's Not Harry Potter

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We tell them, but do we show them how? I’m talking about the academic sources we implore undergraduates to consult. We toss out the word "journal" so often that we could fill one with our own references. We get histrionic about the need for "credible sources," only to read papers culled from search sources that don’t show up on Google Scholar. We rail about the need to consult "experts," but plod through papers with thoughts purloined from pop culture icons and bloggers whose rants are better-developed than their command of fact. We get frustrated.

Negotiate Like a Professor

Adam Fulton discusses how to get the best offer (and risks to avoid) for those going for first tenure-track job in a tough job market.

Models for Post-University Life

With higher education no longer a reliable patron of work in arts and letters, it's time to consider new approaches to living the life of the mind, writes Andrew Taggart.

The Answers That Matter

Alain-Philippe Durand considers the many ways you interact with a search committee, and why they all matter.

Dual Career Administrators

Michael and Carol Harter write about rising through the ranks, trade-offs and commutes.

Getting Comfortable With 'Business'

Many higher education professionals may be intrigued yet intimidated by the idea of starting their own business or doing consulting on the side. Yet, the world of business offers a spectrum of opportunities for anyone with an idea and a plan of attack.

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