No, this is not an argument for women to act more like men in the hiring process.
Also this week: why flex-time policies favor men; the gender pay gap in the professoriate.
If the journals and calendars aren’t working, it’s time to identify your particular time-use problem.
Your style of dress, your language, your gender, your height, your skin color — all contribute to students’ perceptions of you.
Bargaining is not only for candidates with multiple offers.
Shouldn’t I be spending more time with my family and more time working?
Revisiting a 2009 murder to grasp why graduate students understood the killer’s motivations.
Proceed carefully before encouraging students to jump in.
No hard feelings, but I don’t miss academe, and I probably won’t be back.
Also this week: diversity officers under Trump; a look at how far women have come and far we still have to go; what songbirds can teach us about diversity and problem-solving.
Dear hiring committee: Can we talk? Here’s what you really need to know about me.
Too often, we just tell students what they've done wrong, without making sure they understand what "doing right" means.
A pervasive administrative lens increasingly seems to color almost everything we do as faculty members.
Hint: It’s best to avoid name-calling, personal attacks, and conspiracy theories.
Why does academic culture value the students we admit more highly than the ones we graduate?
Each week, we read news about hiring, diversity, and the workplace, so you don’t have to. This week: A day without women; strategies for shrinking the gender gap; why black workers hired by referral are more apt to be promoted.
Five books everyone should read to understand technology and social media.
Teaching encourages oratorical habits that can sometimes be deadly in a trade book.
Listen to them, but remember: Not all tears are created equal.
As teachers, we should help our students understand there are myriad ways that information can be both factual and dead wrong.
Turns out an ex-faculty member can serve as a bridge between the academy and the nonacademic world.
For many academics, our exams are one of those areas of teaching that remain unchanged and unexamined.
The political risk is weighty and the preparations are burdensome, so make sure you are ready.
Each week, we read news about hiring, diversity, and the workplace, so you don’t have to. This week: proof that age discrimination exists; the class wage gap; the bias against black women with natural hair; how to respond when a co-worker makes an inappropriate comment; and more.
It’s not a good sign when the search committee is more interested in snapping food pics than in chatting with you.
How to prototype a career change, one coffee at a time.
And how you can devise a peer-review workshop that they actually find helpful.
Let go of the story that everything is a disaster and all hope is lost. Nobody actually knows.
You must show and tell how you fit what the hiring department wants from the position.
And what I’d like to see more of in the future.
Academics who hope to get published need to think about the reader (and avoid -ize words).
A lab instructor explores ways to deal with students’ frustration, and her own, when experiments "fail."
Five novels that every administrator should read.
“I didn’t know this world that I’m working in now even existed until I ended up in it.”
How to make choices in graduate school that expand your career options.
Why I stopped lecturing in my large survey course, and why I don’t miss it.
Part 4 in a series featuring new faculty members talking about their academic job search.
My journey from a liberal-arts Ph.D. program to a career in the tech world.
What are the best ways to ask and answer questions about race, ethnicity, and inclusion?
Spending too much time reading (and ranting) about the latest Trump outrage? Here’s how to get your work back on track.
Class prep gets easier and easier the more you teach a particular course. But is that always a good thing?
When the time comes to quit a nonacademic job, can you leave on your own terms?
They never appreciated you and now you’re moving on. It’s oh so tempting to set them straight.
That a legal mechanism is an imperfect means of promoting a valued end does not mean we should abandon it.
My five favorite books on gender, leadership, and academe.
Tech-savvy candidates have an advantage — for now.
Not in the initial cull, anyway. So why does academia keep pointlessly requiring them for job applications?
You have to figure out the “family” dynamics before you can carve out your place.
You only have 15 to 30 minutes to convince a company that you should be asked back for a second-round interview.
Accessibility is not a zero-sum game.
If Mariah Carey should make room for a younger generation of performers, does that not also apply to me?
Struggling to adjust after leaving academe? The way forward may lie in simply listening to your own intuition.
Advice on making it through a hiring process that tends to reward extroverts.
A long-time faculty member shares the talk he gives to his own students on the first day of the semester.
It’s not just the president and his administration who would benefit. We all would.
Advice on how to help your nonwhite students in an era of anxiety.
In between finishing your dissertation, here’s what you should be doing to enhance your candidacy.
Stop acting like it’s a dirty word and start thinking about how to shape your brand.
Resist the urge to share all the wonderful details you've unearthed in your research.
Knowing they’ll have to workshop their papers with peers pushes students to write with greater care.
A new book explores career outcomes for Ph.D.s in the sciences.
What to expect when you are invited to talk about your work.
Done well, your book proposal may not only bring you a contract, it may also sharpen your work.
A do-it-yourself approach to fixing those annoying personality traits that are holding you back professionally.
Are you prepared for the types, scale, and severity of management challenges?
How best to deal with a colleague who spends too much time fuming.
You’re a new faculty member, no doubt engrossed in your departmental duties. But the rest of the institution needs you, too.
They won’t take responsibility for their own learning if you are doing it for them.
What do search committees want? Believe it or not, they want you to be yourself.
Plenty of women are earning Ph.D.s in a variety of disciplines yet too many conference panels still feature only men.
Three scholars share how they resolved a conflict over authorship order on an interdisciplinary article.
A letter to my writing students on why they have more freedom to create than they seem to think.
A Ph.D.’s quest for a tenure-track job falters when she declines to sacrifice her family life for her career.
Your ability to move into a nonacademic career is less about acquiring new skills than about identifying the ones you already have.
What to cut when job ads, grants, or fellowship applications ask you to submit a vita of only two to three pages.
When it comes to faculty pay, everything is relative. But keeping quiet about inequities only prolongs them.
Part 3 in a series interviewing new full-time faculty members about how they landed their job.
We work so hard to get the content right that we sometimes give short shrift to our delivery methods.
What to expect and how to prepare for a career in campus administration.
What to do when you would rather not write that recommendation letter.
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