Career Advice

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.

The Part-Time Grad Student

Departments need to recognize this cohort, and provide help that will lead to jobs later, writes Cory Owen.

Rules of the Game

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Nate Kreuter explains why grad students and junior faculty should learn parliamentary procedure.

Ah, Bartleby; Ah, Humanities

Louis Betty wants grad students to know just how bad the job market is these days.

10 Tips for Junior Faculty

Daniel S. Hamermesh urges those starting on the tenure track at research universities to have a tight focus on their publishing and their time.

'Seduction of the Leader'

In a previous article, we discussed a pernicious dynamic that many campus presidents are victims of as they endeavor to lead their institutions. We identified it as "the seduction of the leader," a term that was first introduced to us by our colleague Rodney Napier. In short, it describes how presidents often do not receive pertinent information and honest feedback about their ideas because followers are reluctant to provide it to them.

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