Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: managing the advance-copy blues; how to know when you're done writing; and a question about delaying tactics in negotiations.
When is the right time to seek a position for your partner?
Also in our weekly roundup of the best Chronicle conversations: More time-saving tips for grading papers.
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.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best Chronicle conversations: Is it a red flag if I my dissertation director isn't one of my references?
Why are search committees so preoccupied with my marital status but not my husband’s?
My husband and I got married during the senior year of our undergraduate studies, so we’ve spent plenty of time as an academic couple. He and I take stock of our circuitous journey here.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best Chronicle conversations: Can my partner and I split a lectureship between us?
We’re a long way from achieving gender equality in the academy. So let’s start a conversation on discrimination, structural problems, and what needs to be done.
Can both halves of a couple really hope to secure tenure-track jobs at one institution? Sure, there’s a chance—as long as you’re both rock stars.
It's not about money: The influential professor seems to have found a solution to his own two-body problem.
As she prepares for the birth of her second child, an assistant professor realizes her lean years as a student and adjunct aren’t entirely behind her.
A riveting lecturer's diary from Katie Rose Guest Pryal: "Dr. Comp says, when I ask about the possibility for contract renewal, 'I promise we'll continue to exploit you as long as you let us.' We all laugh." (Hybrid Pedagogy)
John Kilbourne, a full professor at Grand Valley State University, gets an unsolicited second computer monitor for his office. His wife, a long-serving part-timer, gets to share four computers with about 50 other adjuncts. John is, as you might expect, not thrilled. (The Conversation)
C.N. Le, a senior lecturer at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, says he's "fortunate" to have found an adjunct position that works for him. But he's still aware of the "quandary" of his status—and feels an "implicit tension" between lecturers and tenured faculty. Here's his story. (Adjunct Voices)