Career Advice

So What Skills Do I Have?

Higher education has prepared you for the business or consulting world in a variety of ways you might not realize, writes Jessica Quillin.

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Just Visiting


Just because a position is better than most adjunct jobs doesn't mean it will get you closer to the tenure track, writes Eliza Woolf.

A Boss Focused on Body Size


C.K. Gunsalus offers advice to an employee whose supervisors comment regularly on her appearance.

A Patronizing Colleague


C.K. Gunsalus analyzes a situation without easy solutions.

A Boss Who Plays Favorites


When your supervisor can see the merits of only one person in the division, and it's not you, options are limited, writes C.K. Gunsalus.

Revising a Writing Group

As the series comes to an end, Karen Hoelscher describes her university's effort to remake its faculty development program, and what other colleges might learn.

Scholar as Public Intellectual

Many researchers are disinclined or unprepared to communicate their ideas beyond the academy, but they should make the effort, writes William Tyson.

Reading the Creek

Karen Hoelscher and Carmen Werder offer tips on how to pitch a piece of writing to publishers.

Let the Countdown Begin!

Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers 10 tips for the crunch time of the fall semester.

Thanksgiving: Binge or Break?

Kerry Ann Rockquemore reviews two approaches by academics to the holiday.


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