Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips for maintaining a collegial workplace; how to incorporate a research proposal into a cover letter.
Some ideas for teaching your graduate students how to avoid feeling as if they don’t belong in academe.
How can you, as a new graduate student, start out on the right foot with your primary mentor?
The open exchange of ideas remains essential, as our new science-denying president prepares to take office.
“I wish I had been honest with myself earlier that I didn’t actually want to be a PI.”
How to find your footing as a Ph.D. shifting to a nonacademic career.
Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: managing the advance-copy blues; how to know when you're done writing; and a question about delaying tactics in negotiations.
"In academic writing you’re given a lot of latitude to be boring."
Turns out, my poor penmanship isn’t the reason students have trouble reading my comments on their essays.
At this point, you’re tired and your students are tired, but don’t let the semester peter out.
Two of the most common questions that job candidates ask are about tenure and salary.
Do teachers have an obligation to warn students about course material that might upset them?
What we’re really after in our teaching is the transformational.
How to draft effective job documents on teaching, research, and diversity.
We don't have to choose between being intellectually demanding and emotionally sensitive.
Three ways to tell if someone has real power or is just desperate to be considered a player.
Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: the ethics of self-penned recommendation letters.
How to approach faculty members who find your administrative buzzwords insufferable.
Any professors who claim they introduced a new digital tool in the classroom without some kind of friction are probably lying.
If you are worried about the country’s new political present, remember that you get to spend your days with its future.
How a Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics engineering changed course to pursue a federal policy career.
In faculty job ads, there is a difference between that phrase and “ability to teach the following.”
We are all reduced when we cordon off our intimate lives, lest they be perceived as a weakness.
Part 1 of a series on how new faculty found their first full-time teaching job in academe.
Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: how to respond to personal questions from students; an American expat contemplates staying abroad.
Carrying on at length, about anything, is an occupational hazard in academe.
Find a marketable talent that is specific enough to limit your competition but still has a big enough client base to grow.
Five easy steps you can take in graduate school to prepare for an alt-ac job search.
You need to talk about assigning credit — before the research project gets started.
You can try, but the conditions under which you will succeed are fairly narrow.
It wasn’t until I took a sabbatical overseas that I realized how deeply ingrained workaholism is in the American psyche.
My top five books on teaching.
Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: hiring-committee hijinks; charting a path to administration; how to respond to students who ask you to review what they missed in class.
Is it just a gimmick? And if so, what is the goal?
Here is how I’m reviewing your job documents and what I’m looking for in your candidacy.
It’s possible to care about your students and make allowances for them without fear that they’ll walk all over you.
Aside from the cost, the chief advantage of living on campus as a graduate student was also the chief disadvantage.
And why we have difficulty even getting started.
Private Facebook pages created by students for your course are the new cyber watercooler.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: escaping a toxic department, sharing unpublished work with a mentor, and avoiding a major service role when you're untenured.
The hiring department is looking for a person, not just a CV.
How to tell if a fellowship is a genuine career-development opportunity or a revolving door to nowhere.
Who, really, is served by the proliferation of narrowly specialized courses in the community-college curriculum?
A look at the average teaching load for faculty at two-year campuses.
How can I boost my chances if I have everything else listed in the job ad except for X?
What an Everest climber taught me about surviving the post-Ph.D. blues.
As an academic you already know how to research and write a persuasive non-academic resume—you just don’t know it.