A CV and a cover letter are not just redundant vehicles for the same information.
The hiring situation for English majors is not so bad, but "not so bad" is not good enough.
Here’s why you should always assume that everyone you meet on a campus visit may have a say in who gets the job.
In hiring senior leaders, "trust the process" is a mantra that many campus groups have trouble following.
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.
All sorts of magical thinking can distort the realities of the tenure-track job hunt.
In a campus visit, you are assessed on your adherence to social scripts expected of you in that setting.
Tips for the advice-givers on how to be helpful when your protégé leaves academe to pursue a nonfaculty career.
A job candidate wonders how to decide which of two offers to accept when both have drawbacks.
Instead of being a deal breaker, a mistake on a cover letter should be a chance to build trust on an executive search committee.
Is it OK to renege on a job offer once you’ve accepted it? That all depends on the nature of the position.
Why bother if an inside candidate is in line for the job?
Ph.D.s applying to teach at two-year campuses will encounter a very different sort of job interview.
In Part 4 of "Ice Skating in Hell," a Ph.D. comes up short on the faculty job market for a fifth year — but it’s OK. Really.
You can’t speed up the academic hiring process, but you can take steps to maintain your sanity as it plays out.