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Adding Before Subtracting

Allison M. Vaillancourt,

How do you live a life that is full without bursting at the seams?
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Making Drafts Count

David Gooblar,

Here’s how to get students to take them more seriously.
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Introducing JobTracker

Maren Wood and Brock Read,

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.
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'Dear Forums ...': How Do I Write a Job Ad?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: faculty cubicles; American-style recommendation letters; CV gaps and the stay-at-home dad.
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Does Faith Ever Fit?

Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts,

A college professor wrestles with how her Christian beliefs are viewed in academia.
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A Q&A with Miya Tokumitsu

Kelly J. Baker,

An interview with the academic and writer about her new book on the myth of “do what you love.”
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Welcome to the Vitae Vault

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.
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Landing a Postdoc, if You Need One

Terry McGlynn,

If you’re graduating as a science Ph.D., and uncertain about your career path, a postdoc seems like the easiest thing to do. It isn’t.
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‘So, What Is a Postdoc?’

Jeremy Yoder,

It’s a temporary position that I keep hoping will lead to a permanent one in academic research.
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Somebody’s Gotta Do It

Jonathan Rees,

The more you hate the idea of teaching online, the more online education needs you.

October 9