Career Advice

What's Holding You Back?

Now that we’re almost halfway into the fall semester, it’s an ideal time to stop and evaluate your progress. I encourage you to do so this week by gently asking yourself several important questions: How is my semester going so far? How much writing have I completed? Have I developed a daily writing routine? How am I progressing towards my semester goals? and How do I feel about my answers to the previous questions? Let me be clear, this is NOT an invitation to beat yourself up!

Standing Out From the Herd

Eliza Woolf offers advice on making your application more enticing to a search committee.

Write Now!

Karen Hoelscher and Carmen Werder offer tips on how to avoid procrastination and sustaining writing momentum.

Time Out to Write

It’s crucial to save time for writing and tune out distractions, write Carmen Werder and Karen Hoelscher.

Pay Yourself First

To get ahead, you need to make your agenda the top priority, writes Kerry Ann Rockquemore.

Art of the Conference Paper

Alessandro Angelini explains how grad students can impress when they present at academic meetings.

Finding Our Best Readers

Carmen Werder and Karen Hoelscher offer advice on identifying optimal publications and audiences for your writing.
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An Unexpected Path

Joanne Nystrom Janssen wanted a job teaching at a liberal arts college, and describes the search process that landed her such a position -- at a new institution in Bangladesh.

Tips for Proposal Writers

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

When Things Fall Apart

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


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