The way we hire tenure-track professors takes a toll on candidates and departments. Here’s how the system could be better.
It’s not just a written record of your credentials. It’s an argument in favor of you. Draft it with that in mind.
Yes it’s still summer, but if you’re beginning a new faculty post this fall, it’s time to start preparing for what’s coming.
Career transitions for Ph.D.s cannot be mapped, which is why the road is so difficult and so draining for so many.
What to say (and not say) when asked about your professional plans during a job interview at a teaching-focused college.
How to read the mixed messages from an “aspirational” teaching institution that is looking to raise its profile.
For many professors, the possibility of changing departments triggers uncertainties that are not always easy or possible to resolve.
Just as you near or cross the doctoral finish line, it hits: the "Who am I? What now?" conundrum.
This year's meeting of the nation's largest humanities organization focused on the academic workplace more than ever before -- and that spotlight promises to widen.
There are many good reasons to teach in the two-year sector, but you need to be aware of the drawbacks, too.
A professor with Stage IV cancer shares how he has dealt with his diagnosis on the job in academe.
When it comes to a nonfaculty career path, doctoral students are afraid to talk about it and their professors are afraid to offer any advice.
It should make us look far more closely at how we advise graduate students.
Calling or emailing ahead of time might seem like a good way to get information about the place, but it’s more than a little risky.
In a campus visit, you are assessed on your adherence to social scripts expected of you in that setting.