The creep of academic work has been met by the creep of caregiving duties.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: When to tell an employer you're leaving; what to say to a student who says, "But I always get a 4.0!"
Even if you’re a poor fit at a conservative institution, your presence there may be a lifeline to young people who’ve always felt rejected by their Christian communities.
What American job candidates should keep in mind as they apply to British universities.
The single worst habit we academics have is using overly complicated language to express complex ideas.
What’s an independent scholar to do without access to an academic library?
A new course teaches humanities majors how to market themselves for the new economic normal.
It’s still rare for tenure-track offers to be withdrawn but it does happen. Here are the red flags.
It’s never too early to master the act of successful, meticulous, long-form research.
Looking for advice on finding an academic job and managing your career? Planning to make the leap to a nonfaculty career? Either way, there's a mountain of useful advice to be found in Vitae's archives.
Is there an equivalent of the posttenure blues for contingent faculty who have received a promotion?
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: excused absences, negotiating a later start date, and how grants are paid.
If we had license to speak freely to our full-time counterparts, here’s what we would say.
If you haven’t heard back yet about an interview, it’s too soon to fret. Two-year colleges operate on a different hiring calendar.
Telling students facts to correct their misperceptions may only serve to reinforce them.
Here’s what you need to know before you apply, and certainly before you arrive for your interview.
Why I decided to ditch the blue books for an "epic" final exam.
Too often we’re in such a rush to get to whatever comes next, that we don’t really notice what just happened.
Four quick ways to shift students’ attention from life’s distractions to your course content.
Imagine a world where employers actually believed that career breaks enhanced your employment qualifications. A German program is testing that.
A postdoctoral fellow in the sciences prepares herself for a nonacademic career.
A professor takes in his students’ critiques, barbs and all, for insights on how to improve his teaching.
People seeking your guidance are looking for wisdom and context, not specific instructions.
What you want to know as a job candidate is what worked more than once.
Should you tell your current department that you’re leaving town for a few days? And why?
Why bell hooks’ book is as relevant today as it was when it was published 22 years ago.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: historians who steal from archives.
How to juggle job interviews and campus visits and stay focused and sane.
That we as contingent faculty take pride in our work is both our greatest virtue and our worst vulnerability.
This is why professors who quit academe can’t stop talking about it.
Five books on how to best advance change in your department or organization.
Are there useful ways to fit the square peg of our scholarship into the round hole of our teaching?
But not enough to wear the same one for four days of interviews at a conference.
How to transform generic prose by campus leaders into something people actually want to hear and read.
If faculty keep playing defense rather than offense, the patient will be completely dead before too long.
Predictions and hopes for the future of Ph.D. training.
What are the benefits of working on multiple projects in different genres at once?
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: California on an academic salary; draconian search policies; strategies for talking slower in class.
How to keep some emotional distance from the personal traumas of your students.
Better to be the one who ignites the conversation than the one who dominates it.
A little over a year ago, we announced a plan to figure out who's getting the tenure-track jobs that are so desperately coveted. Now we've got something to show you: a beta version of an interactive tool that takes a data-driven look at the academic job market.
How a Ph.D. in oncological sciences turned his attention, and his career, to science policy.