After five years as a TA, the last thing I wanted to do was provide any institution with free labor. Here’s why I did it anyway.
As soon as they walk in the door, doctoral students need a workshop on their job prospects — and not just the ones in academe.
A look at ways to build a professional-support network that will help you feel a little less alone on the job.
Where are the white guys when we talk about changing the way Ph.D.s are advised and trained?
There is plenty of stress after tenure — different from the up-or-out pressures you experience before tenure, but intense in its own way.
So your faculty salary hasn’t budged in years? Maybe it’s time to promote your academic skills to outside “clients.”
In a precarious era for academics, it is possible to optimize your happiness on the job. Here’s how.
A black woman’s recent promotion to the top faculty rank happened, she writes, "not because times have changed, but because I beat the odds."
Career transitions for Ph.D.s cannot be mapped, which is why the road is so difficult and so draining for so many.
Question: What are the merits of a tenure-track job at a small college versus a term/clinical position at a major research university (R1 or R2)? I’m on the tenure track at a liberal-arts college, but on a very low salary. I have a possibility of a "clinical professorship" — a renewable term position — at an R1 univer...
Compiling a tenure file forces you to confront who you are and what you’ve done, and to reimagine who you want to become.
You don’t want the search committee to think you sound like a panicked undergraduate trying to explain why a paper is late.
Here are four questions to help tenured professors turn a "midcareer slump" into a new mind-set.
Five lessons from the experience of applying for the tenure-track version of your previously contingent job.
It’s difficult to resist the pressures to overwork since that is often the only path to tenure.