How should universities respond to public attacks on their professors?
Also this week: how to be an ally to minority scholars; on fiscal-literacy programs and poor-blaming; and who says there aren't enough accomplished female scientists?
Teaching, it turns out, is not always about teaching.
Before you accept that fellowship, consider the high costs — financial and otherwise — of short-term relocations.
Are you searching for more sources out of curiosity or fear?
Two hiring seasons and 112 applications.
Once in a while, it’s OK to fawn over writing you admire, even if the author is still breathing.
It turns out that online instruction is a feminist issue.
Also this week: the importance of mentoring people who aren’t like you; when a professor is a victim of a racial slur; why you should think like a nonagenarian.
The problem may be that you are approaching your project from the outside in, rather than from the inside out.
Why is it always so surprising when our initial impression of a student turns out to be mistaken?
“As a scientist you get trained to be a specialist, but in my role now I'm a generalist.”
Much of teaching is procedural. But making the most of those routine moments can have a big impact in your classroom.
New research may help us break the impasse over how to cope with digital diversions in the classroom.
In today's college classroom, where affect often supersedes subject, we expend a lot of effort monitoring our students’ feelings.
Also this week: Why struggling against overwhelming odds is bad for you; CEO superheroes and supervillains; and other news.
I was getting in my car when I heard it. One word. The most toxic word.
A job ad that mentions more than one field should be viewed as both an opportunity and a danger zone.
We need to stop focusing on deadwood tales and overlooking the posttenure success stories.
Must we be Machiavellian to ensure our survival during a leadership transition?
Don’t allow yourself to be treated as a checked box on someone else’s to-do list.
Also this week: Why men should stop equating women with farm animals; landmark rulings on LGBT rights; and other news.
A look at two apps that can help graduate students set aside a little money and control their spending.
Your students’ own work is a valuable tool in helping them learn to improve their writing.
Five Books to Read After Submitting Your Dissertation
What are the pros and cons of pursuing a faculty career in one place?
Technology and family-friendly policies gave us freedom, but has the cost been departmental life?
Most departments undergo periodic assessment. Here’s how to make it useful.
Also this week: when students stereotype professors; the link between sexism and rodents of usual size.
Why the culture at two-year colleges must change to allow, and encourage, faculty to pursue outside work.
Social media has made academia more visible to the wider society, and, thus, made academics more vulnerable.
How to combat the out-of-sight, out-of-mind nature of the A.B.D. stage.
The story of a professor, a university press, and Gene Kelly.
Turns out, not much happens to graduate students who flunk the pedagogical seminar.
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. Also his week: proof that age discrimination exists; 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.
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