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  • For Would-Be Academics, Now Is the Time to Get Serious About Plan B

    • Apr 21, 2020
    • L. Maren Wood

    Job candidates with the misfortune to be searching for tenure-track positions this year or next will need as many career options as they can get.

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    It’s Time to Leave This Job. So Why Are You Still There?

    • Oct 21, 2020
    • Allison M. Vaillancourt

    A look at the pros and cons of jumping from an institution that appears to be a sinking ship, given all that is happening in higher-education land.


    Stranded on the Academic Job Market This Year?

    • Apr 17, 2020
    • Karen Kelsky

    A look at what the Covid-19 crisis might mean for untenured faculty members on and off the tenure track, and for new and returning doctoral students.

  • Should I Mention I’m From the Area?’

    • Dec 2, 2019
    • Karen Kelsky

    In applying to small liberal-arts colleges, your local ties may be worth bringing up in your application.


    The Community-College Application: 7 Ways to Improve Your Odds

    • Sep 25, 2019
    • Rob Jenkins

    Hint for candidates: Why should we seriously consider you when you haven't seriously considered us?


    Warning Signs That You and Your Campus Are a Bad Fit

    • Sep 19, 2019
    • Manya Whitaker

    Should you think about going back on the faculty job market?

  • Is a Renewable Faculty Job Ever Better Than One on the Tenure Track?

    • Jul 8, 2019
    • Karen Kelsky

    Sometimes the financial health of your institution can matter more than whether your position allows you to seek tenure.

  • 5 Big-Picture Mistakes New Ph.D.s Make on the Job Market

    • May 21, 2019
    • Karen Kelsky

    All sorts of magical thinking can distort the realities of the tenure-track job hunt.

  • Ambivalence About Midcareer Moves

    • Apr 17, 2019
    • Karen Kelsky

    For many professors, the possibility of changing departments triggers uncertainties that are not always easy or possible to resolve.

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    Reputation Management in an Era of Too Much Information

    • Oct 29, 2018
    • Ann Yates

    For academic leaders — especially during a job search — transparency and honesty about your career must rule the day.

  • The Sham National Search

    • Feb 26, 2018
    • Karen Kelsky

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


    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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    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?

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

    • Apr 24, 2017
    • Jeremy Yoder

    Two hiring seasons, and 112 applications.

  • Kevin Van Aelst for The Chronicle

    Admin 101: Prepping for the Job Hunt

    • Jan 30, 2017
    • David D. Perlmutter

    The political risk is weighty and the preparations are burdensome, so make sure you are ready.


    Rebooting Your Search

    • Jul 5, 2016
    • David D. Perlmutter

    What to do next if you were shut out on the faculty market.

  • Why You Weren’t Picked

    • Mar 30, 2016
    • David D. Perlmutter

    Nuclear errors, incompetent committees, and other reasons you weren’t offered the job.

  • Katherine Streeter for The Chronicle

    ‘Operation Keep My Job’

    • Mar 2, 2016
    • Bethany Albertson

    What to do when your third-year review leaves you on shaky ground.