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  • The Ethics of Backing Out

    • Mar 12, 2018
    • Karen Kelsky

    Is it OK to renege on a job offer once you’ve accepted it? That all depends on the nature of the position.

  • The Sham National Search

    • Feb 26, 2018
    • Karen Kelsky

    Why bother if an inside candidate is in line for the job?


    What to Expect at a Community-College Interview

    • Feb 18, 2018
    • Rob Jenkins

    Ph.D.s applying to teach at two-year campuses will encounter a very different sort of job interview.


    Forget Mentors — What We Really Need Are Fans

    • Feb 2, 2018
    • Michelle D. Miller

    Not the obsessive type, but the kind whose support shows your work has reached people.


    Off the Team and Out of a Job

    • Jan 28, 2018
    • Lucy A. Leske

    What do you do when you’re not included in the new president’s plans?

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    Showing Your Best Self in the Campus Interview

    • Nov 19, 2017
    • Manya Whitaker

    The person you present during your two-day visit is the person the search committee will assume you to be.

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    The Job Market: Picking Apart Your Application

    • Oct 10, 2017
    • Manya Whitaker

    Search committees have to comb through dozens of pages in each candidate's application. Here is how we do it, and what we're looking for.


    Admin 101: Mind Your Manner

    • Oct 8, 2017
    • David D. Perlmutter

    How to project a positive image during a campus interview.

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    How to Create and Keep a Useful Network

    • Aug 7, 2017
    • Manya Whitaker

    On why you need to maintain and prune your network of contacts.

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    I Found a Tenure-Track Job: The Big Picture.

    • Jul 20, 2017
    • Jeremy Yoder

    My experience on the market was just one data point, not a complete description of a highly stochastic process.

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    Every Sin Is a Public Sin

    • Jul 11, 2017
    • Dennis M. Barden

    What if you couldn’t get a job because of that thing — that stupid thing from so long ago?

  • Matt Roth for The Chronicle

    How to Talk to Famous Professors

    • Jul 5, 2017
    • Robin Bernstein

    A cheat sheet for making a potential contact without gushing or embarrassing yourself.

  • Kevin Van Aelst for The Chronicle

    Admin 101: The First-Round Interview

    • Jun 13, 2017
    • David D. Perlmutter

    Whether it happens at an airport or via Skype, here’s what candidates need to know.

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    Banish the Smarm

    • May 30, 2017
    • Robin Bernstein

    Effective networking isn't slimy — it's sincere, deep, and generous.

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    Now You’re in Charge

    • May 15, 2017
    • Allison Vaillancourt

    10 things you should know about becoming an administrator.

  • Michael Morgenstern for The Chronicle

    Some Lesser-Known Truths About Academe

    • May 3, 2017
    • Daniel McCormack

    They warn you about the job market but not necessarily all the other ways in which you might not fit faculty life.

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    The Best Executive-Job Candidates

    • Apr 30, 2017
    • Zachary A. Smith

    If you find it difficult to be transparent, then you're likely in the search for the wrong reasons.

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    I Found a Tenure-Track Job. Here’s What it Took.

    • Apr 24, 2017
    • Jeremy Yoder

    Two hiring seasons, and 112 applications.


    Admin 101: Assembling the Application

    • Apr 10, 2017
    • David D. Perlmutter

    Sorry, there’s no avoiding the tedious, heavy paperwork involved in seeking an academic-leadership post.


    Gender in the Job Interview

    • Feb 21, 2017
    • Robin Mamlet

    No, this is not an argument for women to act more like men in the hiring process.