Stop expecting books to precede jobs. It’s got to be the other way around.
Market Crash Course
If following academic convention is not working out for you, maybe it’s time to do the opposite.
It’s past time to eliminate conference interviews altogether.
It’s time for tenured faculty to do more than just talk about their empathy for the plight of contingent instructors.
Conventional wisdom says that title refers to a tenure-track job. But you wouldn't know it from these listings.
The secondary market can be a frustrating mess, and visiting assistant professorships aren't all they're cracked up to be. So proceed with caution.
Yes, being the runner-up in an academic job search is an excruciating prize. But now ain't the time for your tears! To be a department's No. 2, you must be seriously hot stuff.
Candidates get dinged all the time for dumb reasons: She was dressed too formally! He gesticulated too much! Why treat a tenure-track vacancy like it's the papacy?
Scholarly conventions like the MLA are really two events taking place at the same time—one full of camaraderie, one a brutal meat market. Why don't we just lop off the unpleasant part?
It’s holiday season! And if you're an academic job seeker, you can celebrate by cowering in front of your computer, obsessively reloading a Web page that’s about to crush your dreams.
You’ve seen plenty of job listings that emphasize “service opportunities” or tout an “aggressive research agenda,” right? Here’s a guide to decoding some of that jargon.
Your dossier is an expression of your entire scholarly and pedagogical being—which only makes the current process for wrangling it all the more ludicrous.