What’s most important on a Ph.D.’s application for a tenure-track job might be least important in applying for many nonacademic ones.
After five unsuccessful years on the tenure-track market, a Ph.D. left academe and discovered it's not the only place you can lead a fulfilling life of inquiry in the humanities.
Here is a primer on the jargon of the academic-job market, aimed at early-career scholars preparing for their search this fall.
The way we hire tenure-track professors takes a toll on candidates and departments. Here’s how the system could be better.
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 is no easy way to earn a graduate degree, but there are plenty of ways to make it harder on yourself.
Across the entire discipline, there’s only one subfield where the number of tenure-track postings is higher today than it was 20 years ago.
For Ph.D.s, figuring out how to describe your "transferable skills" is a lot harder than it looks.
It should make us look far more closely at how we advise graduate students.
A faculty-search process that used to be finite and uniform is now year-round, scattershot, and ruthless.
In the literary humanities, a sea change is underway in the job-search process and the discipline itself.
Here’s how to assist your new colleagues in their first year on the campus.
The hiring situation for English majors is not so bad, but "not so bad" is not good enough.
All sorts of magical thinking can distort the realities of the tenure-track job hunt.