JOBS OUTSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION

Essay on how new Ph.D.s may want to consider careers in the federal government

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James M. Van Wyck interviews Alexandra Lord, who left a tenure-track position in history for a career in government -- and is glad she made the switch.

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Two American U. professors say they didn't get tenure due to their age

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Getting tenure is never guaranteed. But two American U. professors say they don't know what -- other than their age -- could have counted against them in their recent tenure denials.

Essay on how new Ph.D.s should prepare resumes for nonacademic job searches

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Joseph Barber explores how to think about your résumé -- and how to reshape the language you use -- if you are a new Ph.D. looking for employment outside academe.

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U of Oklahoma history professors object to joint course with History Channel

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Many historians try to make their work accessible to the public. But how accessible is too accessible, and at what cost? New course offered jointly by History Channel and U of Oklahoma has some on campus wondering.

New book proposes teaching-intensive tenure-track model to address 'real' crisis in the humanities

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New book proposes teaching-intensive tenure track to address what it calls the "real" crisis in the humanities.

Visiting assistant professorships get a bad rap. One college says it does them better.

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If visiting assistant professorships get a bad rap, one college says it does them better.

Ohio State faculty object to draft intellectual property policy

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Ohio State University faculty members object to a proposed new intellectual property policy they say is too vague and appears to be too broad.

 

Colleges teaching digital skills can bridge middle skills gap

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More digital skills courses would help community colleges fill the middle-skill career gap, a report asserts.

Historians reject vote on controversial anti-Israel resolutions

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At business meeting of American Historical Association, members refuse to consider last-minute proposals to condemn Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

Harvard law professor says requests for trigger warnings limit education about rape law

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Professor sets off debate by writing that student requests to avoid discussions on rape law are limiting important parts of legal education. Some faculty say that they don't avoid the topic, but handle discussions in different ways than they do other subjects.

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