You must show and tell how you fit what the hiring department wants from the position.
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.
Often it has nothing to do with the candidates.
If the interview process for a tenure-track job sounds grueling, that’s because it absolutely is.
It’s not you that search-committee members dread, per se. It’s the search itself.
Treat everyone you meet in the hiring process as if they will determine your prospects.
First-round interviews at a big meeting will survive because they can still be useful to all parties in a search.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best Chronicle conversations: Do some academic journals really charge authors for publication?
Also in our weekly guide to The Chronicle's best conversations: A search chair shares how she really feels about candidates who bail on a job acceptance at the last minute.
Can’t figure out whether you’ve been rejected or just stuck in limbo? You’re not alone. There are plenty of reasons why status updates are hard to come by.
When we sit down for face-to-face interviews, we tend to assume that everyone involved wants to make things work. In academia, that's not always the case.
Can’t believe how long it takes institutions to make a decision on a tenure-track hire? Your frustration is understandable—but so is the delay.
It’s been weeks since your on-campus interview and you still haven’t heard a word. Now, thanks to a new online tool, you can give yourself some amount of closure.
There are all sorts of unforced errors you can make, but here are two precepts that absolutely must not be violated.
You’ll never know with absolute certainty whether the department wooing you is a goldmine or a minefield. But you can use your campus visit to pick up plenty of clues.