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.”
The truth is: You don’t need a Ph.D. for most of the available teaching jobs.
The real key is not so much working hard as it is working smart.
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.
What a job ad means when it says “the geographical area is open.”
The university has advertised a tenure-track position that is open-discipline and open-department, prompting speculation that the listing is a hoax. Here's the real story.
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.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: Paying adjuncts for departmental service; and how to select a grad student.
Why do you think you were offered the position?
Perhaps as important as what we’re writing on student work is when.
It’s a temporary position that I keep hoping will lead to a permanent one in academic research.
Don’t worry about what your colleagues think, just make the space your own.
The more you hate the idea of teaching online, the more online education needs you.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: How to get poached.
An array of compelling conversations on college teaching are out there, just waiting for you to listen in.
Different professors like different systems for grading papers; here’s one that works well for me.
The best guideline, a dean suggests, is to make the smallest mess you can.
Why incorporating yourself may make sense for a freelance scientist.
The time to start preparing your new graduate students for the job market is now.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: How to ask good questions at talks.
Control what you have to in the classroom, but on everything else, let the students decide.
A new faculty member wonders whether it’s OK to skip this particular tradition.