On the Job Market? Don't Sell Yourself Short, Even Now

Fabrizio Costantini for The Chronicle

Ilana Blumberg, a scholar in the humanities who recently earned tenure at Michigan State U., says she didn't do a great job negotiating her job offer when she was first hired. Now she knows better.
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Scholars who have been on the academic market in recent years know the competition for limited tenure-track jobs is fierce. But what they usually don't realize is that there is still room to negotiate if they are offered a position.

Too often...

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