Career Advice

Being COMPetitive

Randall McClure considers how literature scholars facing a terrible job market can become good candidates for writing positions.

Our Failure of Imagination

Andrew Taggart continues his consideration of the life of the mind, outside the university.

Prepping for the Campus Visit

Alain-Philippe Durand describes how to improve your odds of going from finalist to the one who receives the offer.

What to Tell Your Grad Students

Faculty members need to learn about non-academic careers and talk up those options, writes Christine Kelly.

Resetting Priorities

Beyond looking for jobs, writes Monica F. Jacobe, new Ph.D.s need to ask themselves tough questions about what really matters.

The Flawed Middle

The procedures of most search committees make sense at the beginning and end of the process, writes Adam Kotsko, but not in between.

Mental Health: Let's Talk

Over the past year we have seen shootings and suicides on various campuses, including here at the University of Texas at Austin, and the shooting in Arizona of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Each of these events has led to reviews of practices for dealing with mental illness. It has also led to people being more willing to talk about these issues.

Bad Advice

College presidents can have their administrations done in by not getting the right kind of feedback, writes Patrick Sanaghan.

Landing Online Teaching Jobs

Chloe Yelena Miller discusses the similarities and differences between the search process for classroom and virtual positions.

The Money Round

Thomas Wright reviews essentials for a successful campus visit: good answers, a flexible attitude and enough food and coffee to get through a long day.

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