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The Stress of Academic Publishing

The waiting is, indeed, the hardest part, but some academics cope with it better than others.

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The Job Market: Where Should You Apply?

Even in a weak academic job market, you should carefully consider where you want to work and what sort of job you actually want.

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The Forgotten Value of a Literature Course

English professors have had to do a lot of hard thinking about why students should take our courses — something we once took for granted.

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Teaching From the Passenger Seat

Run a good discussion section, and you can remedy many of the shortcomings of the lecture format.

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The Professor Is In: Relevant Resistance in the Classroom

In the “post-fact” timeline in which we find ourselves, our very function as educators becomes to resist it.

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Are They Doing Their Own Work?

Some institutions are requiring professors to do more to confirm their students’ identities in online coursework.

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Project Planning in an Uncertain World

How to use “dependency analysis” to foresee potential problems and delays.

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Endless Summer

The (unpaid) dog days of August in grad school.

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Reeling Them in Early

Getting students invested in your course is the most important objective to aim for in the opening weeks of the semester.

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Job-Market Diaries: A Religious Studies Professor

Part 6 in a series featuring new faculty members talking about their job search.

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The Professor Is In: Is It Too Soon to Talk to Publishers?

When should doctoral students start approaching a book editor about their dissertations?

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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.