Your objective is to get an interview. So make sure your letter isn’t just informational, but persuasive.
Here are three things job candidates should be doing now — besides publishing — to get ready for a new hiring season.
Sorry, there’s no avoiding the tedious, heavy paperwork involved in seeking an academic-leadership post.
How the doctoral-application process itself prepares students for the nature of academic life.
Part 4 in a series featuring new faculty members talking about their academic job search.
Not in the initial cull, anyway. So why does academia keep pointlessly requiring them for job applications?
What to cut when job ads, grants, or fellowship applications ask you to submit a vita of only two to three pages.
Part 3 in a series interviewing new full-time faculty members about how they landed their job.
After six years of teaching, an adjunct lands a tenure-track position at a community college.
Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips for maintaining a collegial workplace; how to incorporate a research proposal into a cover letter.
How to draft effective job documents on teaching, research, and diversity.
Part 1 of a series on how new faculty found their first full-time teaching job in academe.
Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: hiring-committee hijinks; charting a path to administration; how to respond to students who ask you to review what they missed in class.
How can I boost my chances if I have everything else listed in the job ad except for X?
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: when to start writing your dissertation, and applicants uploading their own recommendation letters.