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The Benefits of Time Away

To be a better teacher and scholar: Leave your office. Explore. Engage.

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‘Don’t Take Our Failures Personally’

And other advice for professors from developmental-writing students.

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Why We Need Ph.D. Career Fairs

Graduate schools can’t afford to wait for employers to come to us.

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‘This Isn’t the Life I Imagined’

Hungry for a sense of belonging and impact? You may be better off building a better life than finding a better job.

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Now Is the Time to Think About Accessibility

Treating the needs of disabled students as an afterthought can make them feel unwelcome and, worse, can erect further barriers to their learning.

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How to Create and Keep a Useful Network

Fall means it’s time to maintain — and prune — your professional contacts.

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The Professor Is In: The Career-Math of Publishing

Is it better to have a weak publication on your CV, or no publication at all?

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Still Screaming, but Not Over Nothing

Higher education fails to help victims cope with the predictable mental-health aftermath of sexual assault.

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‘It’s the Cover Letter, Stupid’

Your objective is to get an interview. So make sure your letter isn’t just informational, but persuasive.

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How to Survive Permanent Austerity

If your institution is going to be dependent on tuition dollars to keep its doors open, how can you as a faculty member help recruit and retain students without sacrificing your integrity?

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When Your Colleague Is a Backstabber

What are the best ways to manage those people who seem intent on tearing you down?

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5 Ways to a Faster Ph.D.

How graduate schools could shorten time-to-degree without watering down program requirements.

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Your Syllabus Doesn’t Have to Look Like a Contract

And students are more likely to read it if it doesn’t.

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The Professor Is In: Should I Mention I Can Teach Their Electives?

How to present yourself as a pedagogical asset in your cover letter and avoid stepping on toes.

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Fixing Our Job-Market Problem

Career diversity must become the new norm, not an exceptional trend, if graduate education is to thrive in the future.

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I Found a Tenure-Track Job: The Big Picture

My experience on the market was just one data point, not a complete description of a highly stochastic process.

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Sar-Chasm in the Classroom

I do my best to avoid snarky rejoinders when I’m teaching, yet they pop out uninvited.

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A History/Sustainability Professor

Part 5 in a series featuring new faculty members talking about their job search.

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The ‘So What?’ Question

You may be convinced that your paper has a solid central argument. Here are three ways to tell when it doesn’t.

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‘Radical Candor’ and Faculty Annual Reviews

We sit in our offices, surrounded by potential sources of advice right down the hall, and yet we don’t turn to them systematically for guidance.

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How Much Time Should You Spend on Teaching?

As much as you can. The more time you devote, the more interesting it becomes.

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How Much Time Should You Spend on Teaching?

As much as you can. The more time you devote, the more interesting it becomes.

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How Much Time Should You Spend on Teaching?

As much as you can. The more time you devote, the more interesting it becomes.

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The Professor Is In: Summer Prep for the Job Market

Here are three things job candidates should be doing now — besides publishing — to get ready for a new hiring season.

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The Early Career Academic: Your First Sabbatical

You have to find a way to disconnect from the work environment while remaining engaged with the work.