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Vitae

Get Out of Your Department

You’re a new faculty member, no doubt engrossed in your departmental duties. But the rest of the institution needs you, too.

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Advice

The Diversity Question and the Administrative-Job Interview

What are the best ways to ask and answer questions about race, ethnicity, and inclusion?

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Vitae

How to Undermine Your Own Authority

They won’t take responsibility for their own learning if you are doing it for them.

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Advice

Academic Ethics: Rethinking the Justification of Tenure

That a legal mechanism is an imperfect means of promoting a valued end does not mean we should abandon it.

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Vitae

Can We Finally End the All-Male Panel?

Plenty of women are earning Ph.D.s in a variety of disciplines, yet too many conference panels still feature only men.

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Vitae

Authenticity and the Job Interview

What do search committees want? Believe it or not, they want you to be yourself.

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Advice

Leaving the Academic Stage

If Mariah Carey should make room for a younger generation of performers, does that not also apply to me?

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Vitae

Look What They Make You Give

A Ph.D.’s quest for a tenure-track job falters when she declines to sacrifice her family life for her career.

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Advice

Whose Name Goes First?

Three scholars share how they resolved a conflict over authorship order on an interdisciplinary article.

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Vitae

Oh, the Things You Can Do!

Your ability to move into a nonacademic career is less about acquiring new skills than about identifying the ones you already have.

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Vitae

How to Shorten a CV

What to cut when job ads, grants, or fellowship applications ask you to submit a vita of only two to three pages.

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Vitae

We Need to Talk About Our Salaries

When it comes to faculty pay, everything is relative. But keeping quiet about inequities only prolongs them.

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Advice

Introverts and Interviews

Advice on making it through a hiring process that tends to reward extroverts.

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Vitae

Job-Market Diaries: A Theater Lecturer

Part 3 in a series interviewing new full-time faculty members about how they landed their job.

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Advice

How to Prepare for a Teaching Career

In between finishing your dissertation, here’s what you should be doing to enhance your candidacy.

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Vitae

Claiming Your Right to Say No

What to do when you would rather not write that recommendation letter.

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Advice

Academic Science Isn’t Friendly to Fathers, Either

U.S. universities that fail to deal with work-life pressures will lose talent and face decline.

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Vitae

How Can We Minimize Grade Challenges?

No one should teach in fear of the prospect of a wronged and vengeful student.

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Advice

We Know What Works in Teaching Composition

Just because it doesn’t work in your classroom doesn’t mean it doesn’t work.

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Vitae

I Wanna Be Like You (Or Do I?)

The best peer mentor I ever had was someone I barely knew.

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Advice

Administration 101: Deciding to Lead

Are you prepared for the types, scale, and severity of management challenges?

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Advice

How Do I Become an Administrator

We offer here a mix of essays from The Chronicle’s Advice columns (often focused on trends in academic work and life) and from Vitae (focused on practical, how-to advice for early-career academics and administrators). Now in its fourth year, with more than 840,000 members at more than 4,000 institutions, Vitae continues to offer free career-management tools and the best job openings.

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Vitae

Career Lingo: “Potential”

Potential is like an arrow, pointing in a direction that your future colleagues hope you will travel with them.