What to consider in determining your compensation requirements and evaluating an offer.
Don’t rule out meetings or other tools just because they have been misused in the past.
I wouldn’t be where I am without them.
And other job-market dilemmas from readers.
I don’t ask, “What is the matter with me?,” because I already know the answer to that question.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: When is a talk an "invited" talk?
Writing about work-family balance will require a work-family balance.
Create buzz around the basics, speak to our mission, and be sure to put community first.
Adjuncts are postdoctoral teaching fellows. Search committees must start seeing them as the veteran pedagogical experts they are.
As humanities faculty, we need to answer that question for ourselves — before someone answers it for us.
None of us, individually, can fix the job market. That’s no excuse for making things worse.
In a two-page cover letter, it is a mistake to waste a single word on empty filler verbiage.
Your first book is out, and you have an excellent idea for the next one. So why can’t you seem to get started?
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: interviewing at a Catholic institution; adjuncting in two departments at the same university; and other advice.
What we need is a major coordinated national effort that says “this is happening, and your institution should get on board, or else.”
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.
Research university or teaching college? What if you just don’t know?
Even if you haven’t taught a course on your own, you can explain how you would.
Adjusting to administrative life after a medical leave.
Dos and don'ts on bread, wine, and conversation with your potential colleagues.
If the job ad asks for a résumé, is it OK to send a CV instead?
Do you really need to see my transcripts and references in the first round?
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Reporting a colleague; interview tips for interdisciplinary candidates.
It’s your “best alternative to a negotiated agreement,” and having a strong one in hand improves your bargaining position.
That would mean giving up the pedagogical benefits of knowing who has done the work we’re grading.
What academic couples need to consider when planning a budget for their long-distance relationship.
For women in fields that skew male, inappropriate comments are a routine part of attending scholarly meetings.
Are you prepared to teach five classes a semester for the rest of your career?
Should faculty have guns in the classroom?
In this special roundup of the best Chronicle conversations, posters share their concerns about escalating gun violence on U.S. campuses.
There is no easy answer to that question.
It was a relief not having to worry about whether I was “teaching right.”
What to expect when you inquire about a job at a department that hasn’t advertised an opening.
It doesn’t seem like something you can do online.
A small but growing number of Ph.D.’s are earning full professorships before they turn 40.
But it’s really all of us who can’t stop looking at our phones. The solution is to find useful ways to allow them in the classroom.
Mastering the dark art of curricular kung fu.
Stop expecting books to precede jobs. It’s got to be the other way around.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Still searching for a spousal hire.
Except for this one.
That’s one sure way to get students to show up.
It can be scary and artificial, but it also presents a unique opportunity to communicate who you are as a teacher.
It’s not you that search-committee members dread, per se. It’s the search itself.
Three shortcuts to help you manage your faculty job hunt.
Let’s not be the sort of advisers who evade responsibility for our students’ career options.
Adjunct writing instructors at community colleges exist at a strange intersection of empowerment and powerlessness.
A letter to the hiring committee from some job candidate.
Just as there is a craft to writing, there is also a craft to getting constructive feedback on your drafts.
We want to know not only that you understand our teaching mission but that you are eager to be part of it.
What search committees really want when they ask for each of those documents.
How do you recognize when the favored candidate has been predetermined?
How do you live a life that is full without bursting at the seams?
How to explain them to potential employers.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: the challenges of being an inside candidate; re-applying after a failed search.
Here’s how to get students to take them more seriously.
A Ph.D. in neuroscience isn’t necessary for the job, but it comes in handy.
Even when you really, really want to.
A former adjunct looks into the perils of freelancing.
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.
A job candidate gets mixed advice from her committee on whether to explain a “delay” in her time-to-degree.
So how should you handle someone who is emotionally distraught in your office?
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.
A college professor wrestles with how her Christian beliefs are viewed in academia.
That mantra dominates academic work but only serves to isolate workers from each other.
An interview with the academic and writer about her new book on the myth of “do what you love.”