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Why an associate deanship is an academic position worth considering (opinion)

Often overlooked, it's an academic job worth considering, writes Patricia Ann Mabrouk.

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The advantages of hybrid academic-administrative careers (opinion)

Hybrid positions offer the chance to engage in higher education roles beyond the tenure track while keeping a hand in the classroom and scholarly work, writes Rebbecca Kaplan.

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Questions to ask to avoid sabotaging your career search (opinion)

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Christine Kelly offers some questions you should ask to avoid sabotaging your career search.

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A minority scholar describes the challenges she experienced on the academic job market (opinion)

Jennifer M. Gómez reflects on what she found to be a discriminatory job market -- and the resulting need for a greater allegiance to herself.

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Reviewing past accomplishments can help administrators achieve success in the future (opinion)

Previous successes demonstrate that members of a group have achieved goals together before and can do so again, writes Judith S. White.

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How Ph.D. students can find jobs outside academe appropriate to their discipline (opinion)

Skills and knowledge gained from relevant work experience -- and not credentials -- are what will open doors and create opportunities for graduate degree holders, write Jennifer Polk and L. Maren Wood.

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How to deal with your career in the midst of upheavals in life (opinion)

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Leah Colvin provides advice for the times when upheavals in life change everything you thought you knew about your work self.

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Teaching evaluations are often used to confirm the worst stereotypes about women faculty (opinion)

Such evaluations pretend to be the result of a neutral process but are better measures of student stereotypes than teaching effectiveness, argues Victor Ray.

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A tenure-track professor explains why she left academe to join a tech company (opinion)

Chandra Y. Osborn explains why she walked away from a position at a prestigious university to join a tech start-up -- and what she learned about academic research along the way.

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Conferences should be more family friendly for women scholars with children (opinion)

Few institutions and associations have considered the particular hurdles conference participation presents for women scholars with children, argue Angela L. Bos, Jennie Sweet-Cushman and Monica Schneider.

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