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Why you should use football tailgating to find a job (essay)

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Katharyn L. Stober describes how and why you should use tailgating and football lingo in your job search.

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How academe can make someone conservative (essay)

A.W. Strouse tells a cautionary tale about how academe turned him into a gay conservative.

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Advice for those who aren't on the tenure track (essay)

Gina Brandolino explores four common misconceptions about non-tenure-track jobs.

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Identifying and understanding classroom incivility (essay)

Understanding what constitutes classroom incivility can help faculty members minimize its dangers while maximizing the teaching and learning opportunities it presents, advises Courtney N. Wright.

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Helping international students deal with work authorization problems (essay)

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Alfreda James describes the challenges of dealing with the questions and behaviors of a generation without a legal or welcoming home.

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Simple advice for getting a job in academe (essay)

Anxious about landing an academic job after graduation, Shantá R. Robinson ultimately discovered that true “How I Made It” stories involve uncertainties, mishaps and mistakes.

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Supporting politically engaged faculty who are stretched thin (essay)

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Many activist professors are stretched thin from attending protests, leading campus conversations, helping students while also processing their own emotions and dealing with the general weight of the current political moment. Kerry Ann Rockquemore gives advice on how to support such colleagues on your campus.

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Coping with envy in grad school (essay)

Everything changed when my best friend immediately found tenure-track employment while I struggled to finish a dissertation that seemed increasingly like a waste of time, writes Patricia Grisafi.

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How open and authentic should you be in job interview? (essay)

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Is it acceptable to be our “authentic selves” in a job search? Paula Di Rita Wishart gives some advice.

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A faculty member no longer advises her students to go into academe

Faculty member Betsy Lucal now strongly urges any student who will listen to reconsider their plans to earn a Ph.D.

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