What are the best ways to prepare yourself to jump when an opportunity comes along?
How often as faculty members are we “in absentia” — sometimes literally but also metaphorically?
Hello, prospective grad student. Come in under the shadow of this red rock.
A writing group is automatically subversive — a parallel universe outside of the isolation of academic culture.
Instead of being defensive about a student’s complaint, why not try listening?
You are eager to be a peer reviewer for journals. Just don’t be too eager.
How to keep helping marginalized students without jeopardizing your own career.
How to network and land contracts with nongovernmental organizations.
Six tips to help you craft an effective pitch that will get your article published.
The ability to keep going through an initial period of incompetence is like a muscle. It will atrophy if you don’t use it.
Warning: You may be surprised by the realities of an administrative position.
You ran/walked/crawled across the finish line of the spring semester: Reward yourself with a few good books.
Flawed? Yes. But right now they’re the best instrument we’ve got for measuring teaching effectiveness.
Which sections should you drop? And which publishers should you approach?
Why is it so difficult to find a midcareer mentor near my own age?
On the nonfaculty job market, this letter is your first impression. Make it count.
In these hypersensitive times, students don’t always understand the concept of devil’s advocate.
Any professor who cares one whit about teaching understands that education involves a lot more than just conveying information.
A manifesto on behalf of meat-free meals at scholarly meetings and conferences.
Teaching graduate students to pay attention to whom they’re writing for could go a long way toward improving academic writing.
Would a spurned department offer a tenure-track job to a candidate who had already turned it down?
Our Career Talk columnists talk with three Ph.D.s who ended up finding satisfying work outside their disciplines.
A Ph.D. in psychology found her niche working with graduate students on their professional development.
How to “manage up” and get what you need from your graduate supervisor.
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