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Determining the proper amount of activism you should demonstrate in your work (essay)

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How and when you express yourself and your beliefs in the workplace is as personal as the beliefs themselves, writes Stephanie K. Eberle, and you should be intentional about it.

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Positive ways to move forward in the election's aftermath (essay)

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In the aftermath of the recent election, many people on campuses are feeling more stressed and burdened than usual. Kerry Ann Rockquemore suggests some positive ways to move forward.

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What an adjunct learned by taking a year off from academe (essay)

An adjunct professor describes five lessons she learned when she decided to explore life on the outside.

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Advice and encouragement to humanities Ph.D.s in pursuing diverse career paths (essay)

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As a graduate student or alum, you can be an important part of the conversation about the future of humanities doctoral education and its possible career paths, argues Amy Pszczolkowski.

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Recommendations for how marginalized academics can improve their editing (essay)

When moving from ideas to publication, if you don’t look, think and/or write like the dominant academics in your field, the path can be treacherous, writes Shannon Craigo-Snell.

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How to be successful on the tenure track (essay)

Even if tenure is a few years off, new tenure-track faculty can take a few important steps right now, writes Tanya Golash-Boza.

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A Ph.D. turns down her dream job on the tenure track (essay)

Chandani Patel was offered what she thought was her dream job, but she turned it down. Here’s why, and why she thinks other candidates might consider doing the same.

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How Ph.D. students can demonstrate to employers that they are career ready (essay)

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Joseph Barber gives advice about how to demonstrate to employers specific job competencies: teamwork and collaboration, leadership and project management, professionalism and work ethic, and career management.

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The importance of university recognition of faculty members' public engagement (essay)

Engaging larger publics and influencing policy through one's scholarship can be personally rewarding, but such work too often goes unrecognized in university systems of evaluation, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist.

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Five questions to ask if you are newly tenured in a crisis-ridden department (essay)

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Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers five questions to ask yourself if you’re newly tenured and in a crisis-ridden department.

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