Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: first-day-of-class rituals, and vanishing job ads.
A lot of the learning that takes place for undergraduates — perhaps most of it — happens outside the classroom.
Two years after leaving academe, a former adjunct rediscovers her love for the classroom.
It’s doesn’t have to be an antagonistic demand to prove themselves, it can be a warm invitation to contribute.
When to ask for help and when to make the best of it.
A spirit of collective enterprise in scientific research is being replaced by a rush to assign precise credit for who did what.
In choosing my committee chair, I made the best worst decision of my academic career.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips on writing review articles.
I’m not your boss, your parent, or your BFF. I’m your professor, and here is what that means.
Turns out writing is not like riding a bike. You do forget how to do it.
Seven strategies to help you finish the diss without sacrificing the needs of your students.
Don’t be afraid to admit when you’re wrong, and other lessons for newcomers to administration.
It’s a simple enough descriptor but, like any other word in a job ad, it can mean different things.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Twitter tips for newbies; dealing with annoying auditors; teaching at multiple institutions.
Balancing an academic career with the realities of a biological clock.
What we can do to protect and promote the sharing of diverse perspectives.
I want to be a better teacher this year than I was last year. Here’s what I plan to do differently.
A few suggestions for both the interviewees and the interviewers.
Thirteen lessons I wish someone had taught me before I became an academic administrator.
Don’t let go too quickly of all that energy, enthusiasm, and competitive spirit you put to good use on the job market.
How do you deal with clever students who find loopholes that you didn’t intend?
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: a spousal conflict of interest; how to get students to do their homework.
If you are thinking about about taking your faculty career abroad, here are some factors to consider first.
Different companies have different cultures; you need to find the one that fits you.
Don’t treat your first class of the term as Syllabus Day.
It's a lesson about mutual respect.
What should you do in the summer months to get ready?
And if you think you are, you are unlikely to stay in your leadership post for very long.
In this special edition of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: fourteen ways to get your students to work hard and stop whining.
What to do next if you were shut out on the faculty market.
It’s the Goldilocks of personality traits. We want just the right amount.
It’s not just about how many times they raise their hands in class.
It’s stressful for everyone but your department wants you to succeed.
The sixth in a series of interviews with new assistant professors about their first year on the job.
Advice on writing the letter, breaking the news, and other details of your departure.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: how to write a diversity statement.
The real issue is not the number of pages you assign but how to make reading matter in our classrooms.
Peer reviewers play a key role in helping you do that, even when they say mean things.
Unfortunately, hearing that phrase in an interview does not necessarily mean you will get the job.
Why underemployed Ph.D.s should consider teaching at a prestigious private high school.
How to apply the forbearance you learned in the classroom to your new career in administration.
No one should be surprised if much scholarly writing continues to be mediocre and confused.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: guidance on where to publish a first book; starting off on the right foot with the new dean.
Here are the five core responsibilities you will face as department chair.
Hint: It also involves doing a lot of things you won’t love.
Whether you teach in the humanities or in the sciences, there are benefits to using both forms of assessment.
No, academics do not get the summers “off.” They’re just not paid for the research they do in those months to earn tenure.
To be effective as an online instructor, you have to be present in the present.
For some of us, administrative work is not just an obligation or a noble sacrifice — it’s a calling.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: prepping for a dean interview; when politics get in the way of an academic friendship.
So much for the classics; time to break open the juicy academic novels.
We’re not a research university and we don’t interview like one.
How to take care of your psychological needs as you search for a faculty job.
A glimpse into the not-so-glamorous lives and habits of scholarly-journal editors.
Just because I write about what’s wrong with academia doesn’t mean I’m cynical about its future.
Seriously. No one has the time or inclination to read your four-page cover letter.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Do search committees really read applicants' teaching and research statements?
A search for a new provost proved that many applicants fail to keep their readers in mind.
Help for faculty who aren’t composition instructors yet are still expected to teach writing.
Maybe you have to know why these teaching strategies work to be able to know how they work best.
With a little help from your friends, you can understand which reviewers have been helpful and which should be ignored.
Sure I am quite capable of speaking on that topic. Whether I actually want to is the question.
Here's what you can do now to make the most of the months ahead.
Kudos on having an offer in hand. But that’s just the starting point for negotiations. Our experts tell you how to weigh the terms and broker a better outcome.
Did you miss the live webinar with career coaches Jennifer Polk and Maren Wood on postacademic job options for Ph.D.s? Fear not, we’ve got the crowning moments from the Q&A right here.
Condensing some 5 or 10 years of research into a few pages is harder than you think. It’s challenging to summarize your work in a way that explains its topic, methods, contribution, and publications to search committee readers who are harried, distracted, and seeing it for the first time. This webinar provides a template for organizing a concise and effective research statement, and provides examples of good and bad language--including list addiction, and the "striptease" problem.