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.
Graduate school is an exercise in people not telling you things.
It’s aggravating to experience professional jealousy. It’s even more irritating to realize it’s hampering your own work.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips on structuring short online courses.
A new book says the higher-education model is too broken to be fixed piecemeal.
The latest in a series of interviews with rookie academics about what they learned in their first year on the tenure track.
Writing science fiction can make you a better science communicator.
How to proceed when the search gets postponed.
My top five books in the field of evolutionary biology.
When the subject is change, who gets to be in the conversation?
Sure I am quite capable of speaking on that topic. Whether I actually want to is the question.
Write a lot, and often, we are told. But no one shows us how to keep track of all that work.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Objecting to external reviewers; how to give a lab demonstration; evaluating student-evaluation scores; when to get new referees.
You may never be as funny, approachable, or creative as your favorite teacher — the key is to try.
The worst way to start a deanship is by sharing your great ideas for how people can do things better.
You don’t have to reorganize your whole course to give students opportunities to learn from their mistakes in class.
Here are some of the many reasons why a Ph.D. reconsidered that career goal.
It’s different from the far more common teaching demonstration required of most job candidates.
What to do when the life of the mind subsumes all of the other parts of the body.
Nuclear errors, incompetent committees, and other reasons you weren’t offered the job.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: the dean's role in the search process; keeping a search secret; nine- vs. ten-month contracts.
Five lofty texts about professors and learning for your summer book list.
How a Ph.D. began to prepare in graduate school for a career in campus administration.
How to constructively evaluate the people who report to you.
Social media has changed teacher-student relationships but is that beneficial, damaging, or something in between?
Here's what you can do now to make the most of the months ahead.
Often it has nothing to do with the candidates.
A couple looking ahead to the fall wonders how to strategize the joint job hunt.
How ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm after they’ve seen virtual reality?
How to promote mental health in the college classroom.
For too long, the U.S. academic job market has compelled us to see our careers in black and white.
How to get a part-time teaching job at a community college, while you earn a Ph.D.
Our grading policies and practices expect students to learn on our timeline, not their own.
Here are two things that journal editors would prefer you didn’t know about your manuscript.
As doctoral students, we privately struggle with anxieties that turn out to be all too commonly shared.
Five books theorizing on monsters, horror, and culture.
Are women judged more harshly for saying no than their male colleagues?
How a Ph.D. in physiology decided to pursue a fund-raising career for a scientific society.
A Ph.D. wonders how to approach applying for her “dream job” at her undergraduate alma mater.
Because they force students with disabilities to ask for accommodation.
It is always better to be the one who leaves voluntarily than the one whom everyone has to work around.
Is it only the tenured who have the freedom to take risks anymore in scholarly writing?
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: backing out of a conference presentation; tips for chairs on writing faculty-assessment letters.
The essential ingredient of learning is time.
Graduate-school culture encourages students to keep their emotional and personal crises to themselves.
Are you considering making the leap from faculty to staff member?
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.
Those students you just failed? Give them a call.
Why women in academe feel our bodies are "always under watch."
If the interview process for a tenure-track job sounds grueling, that’s because it absolutely is.
How often have you had to skip a scholarly conference because you couldn’t take time away from teaching?
Seven scholars reflect on what they learned from their many brushes with defeat.
Burdened by the debt of the past, struggling to survive in the present, contingent faculty often cannot fathom saving for the future.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: plum committee assignments for first-year faculty.
Dealing online with students, administrators, and trolls is now part of the faculty job.
They can do more than rely solely on alumni panels to talk about nonacademic career paths.
Browbeat your students all you want about being professional on email, but follow your own advice.
It can be tricky to manage students with a diagnosed psychiatric condition, but the bigger challenge is dealing with the many who are undiagnosed.
We’re hoping there’s a genuine human being tucked into that interview suit — one who is clear, confident, honest, and self-reflective.
Why graduate students should be allowed to see the letters we write on their behalf.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips on teaching a small class; how to fix a negotiating mistake; an admin gets advice on dealing with a faculty bully.
A good midlevel manager can make all the difference in determining whether faculty life is satisfying or unbearable.
Good mentoring makes life easier for a student, but the way in which that happens makes all of the difference.
You can’t build on the successes you achieved this semester if, by the time fall rolls around, you forgot how you achieved them.
Online harassment is a problem for women who write about anything.
Of all the application documents, the teaching statement is the easiest one to write badly.
Learn how to successfully transition into postacademic work in this webinar.