A tenure-track dream you’ve spent 14 years pursuing is not an easy thing to give up.
My experience on the market was just one data point, not a complete description of a highly stochastic process.
We should have debated a dual-track tenure system 15 years ago. It’s not too late.
Would a spurned department offer a tenure-track job to a candidate who had already turned it down?
When do you need a published book to secure a tenure-track job.
Why the culture at two-year colleges must change to allow, and encourage, faculty to pursue outside work.
That a legal mechanism is an imperfect means of promoting a valued end does not mean we should abandon it.
Two of the most common questions that job candidates ask are about tenure and salary.
Balancing an academic career with the realities of a biological clock.
What we can do to protect and promote the sharing of diverse perspectives.
Seven scholars reflect on what they learned from their many brushes with defeat.
Publications you produced to get a tenure-track job will most likely play no role in your effort to keep that job.
If faculty keep playing defense rather than offense, the patient will be completely dead before too long.
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A small but growing number of Ph.D.’s are earning full professorships before they turn 40.