How best to deal with a colleague who spends too much time fuming.
You’re a new faculty member, no doubt engrossed in your departmental duties. But the rest of the institution needs you, too.
They won’t take responsibility for their own learning if you are doing it for them.
What do search committees want? Believe it or not, they want you to be yourself.
Plenty of women are earning Ph.D.s in a variety of disciplines yet too many conference panels still feature only men.
Three scholars share how they resolved a conflict over authorship order on an interdisciplinary article.
A letter to my writing students on why they have more freedom to create than they seem to think.
A Ph.D.’s quest for a tenure-track job falters when she declines to sacrifice her family life for her career.
Your ability to move into a nonacademic career is less about acquiring new skills than about identifying the ones you already have.
What to cut when job ads, grants, or fellowship applications ask you to submit a vita of only two to three pages.
When it comes to faculty pay, everything is relative. But keeping quiet about inequities only prolongs them.
Part 3 in a series interviewing new full-time faculty members about how they landed their job.
We work so hard to get the content right that we sometimes give short shrift to our delivery methods.
What to expect and how to prepare for a career in campus administration.
What to do when you would rather not write that recommendation letter.
No one should teach in fear of the prospect of a wronged and vengeful student.
What will you be expected to publish from your dissertation?
The best peer mentor I ever had was someone I barely knew.
It wasn’t pretty and I’m glad it’s over. Here’s what I plan to do differently in the new year.
Potential is like an arrow, pointing in a direction that your future colleagues hope you will travel with them.
We are in uncharted waters but there is no question they are treacherous for academe.
Good strategy is often the difference between a nice idea and one that truly makes a difference in the world.
Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips on teaching from an outdated textbook; how to prep for an interview with the provost; how to fight new fees on chemical purchases for laboratories.
Most faculty members are teaching writing exactly as we should.
Rule No. 1: Never pay retail in a new lab.
You don’t expect to sit down and write a journal article in one go. Why would creating a course be any different?
After six years of teaching, an adjunct lands a tenure-track position at a community college.
How long do you hold on to the evidence of academic life after you’ve left it behind?
The first column in this series on transforming your CV examines how to effectively describe what you do on a résumé.
Why he predicted a faculty hiring boom and why we eagerly believed it.
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."