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Overcoming Academic Perfectionism

Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers questions to help you determine whether you have a problem.

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Essay on how academics should negotiate with publishers

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Just because your book is unlikely to make you wealthy doesn't mean that there aren't important things to push for, writes Rob Weir.

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Don't let your personal flaws swamp your career (essay)

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Blisters may not be career-endangering, at first. Notice such vulnerabilities before they get out of control, Maria Shine Stewart advises.
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Essay on why professors should reject student gifts

Even if the expressions of gratitude seem well-intentioned, professors need to turn them down, writes Lionel G. Standing.

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Essay on need for new faculty members to learn things about administration

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Even if you are an academic and aspire to never leave the faculty ranks, you need to learn how to manage programs and projects, writes Nate Kreuter.

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Essay about building conversational rapport in a job interview

H. William Rice considers why some good candidates don't connect with those interviewing them, and how to improve your chances of impressing the search committee.

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Essay on feeling like an impostor on the academic job hunt

Steven J. Corbett and Teagan E. Decker consider the job search process.

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Essay on feeling of being impostors in academe

Steven J. Corbett and Teagan E. Decker reflect on challenges to confidence (and overcoming them) in graduate school.

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Positive thinking can help campus employees thrive (essay)

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Exhausted so early in the term? Yes, it can happen. Consider recharging with some positivity, advises Maria Shine Stewart.

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Essay on going on the humanities job market ABD

Gerry Canavan explains why networking matters, why "elite" status can hurt you, and some of the contradictions of trying to land a good position.

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