On To The Conference Interview!

(This post is an update of an earlier post, “How Not To Fuck Up Your Conference Interview.”  ) You have submitted your cover letter, your c.v., and your recommendations. And lo! You’ve been long short-listed, and invited for a conference … Continue reading

How Not to F**k Up Your Conference Interview

(Monday Post Category:  Getting You Into and Out of Graduate School) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Today’s post is an excerpt from “Taming The Academic Job Market: The Professor’s Guide.”  The Guide is on sale in The Prof Shop.  Don’t forget to check out … Continue reading

How-To(sday): How to Write a Paper or Conference Proposal Abstract

(Tuesday Post Category: Strategizing Your Success in Academia) Tuesdays I will occasionally feature “How-To(sday)” posts,  short  guides to certain genres of academic writing.  I’m happy to take requests for these. Just email me at gettenure@gmail.com. Today we look at the … Continue reading

How To Write A Book Proposal

  You all know that the book proposal is the cornerstone to a successful tenure track career in most areas of the humanities and social sciences. Sure, some parts of psychology and economics and other fields are not book-based, but … Continue reading

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Love the blog? Now get it in handy book form–only $11.40!  Available for pre-order now–comes out August 4! Buy it at all these places! It also makes a great gift for all those struggling grad students in your life! For … Continue reading

“Yes, We Will Revise that R&R”: Birthing and Writing in the “Publish-or-Perish” Paradigm – Guest Post

I am pleased to host this guest post by Professor Margaret M. Quinlan and Bethany L. Johnson, authors of a new book, You’re Doing It Wrong! Mothering, Media, and Medical Expertise (Rutgers U Press, 2019). See below for additional info … Continue reading

My Fraught Relationship with Academia: Down But Not Out – WOC Guest Post

I am delighted to offer another guest post in my series of contributed posts by black women and other women of color. If you’d like to submit a post or an idea for a post for consideration, email me at … Continue reading

Unstuck: The Art of Productivity

Are you a tenure track professor who can’t quite get yourself to prioritize writing? Do you have a book chapter languishing for no reason other than you are worried it’s not good enough? Are you teaching on a contingent contract, … Continue reading

The Art of Facing Criticism

Let’s talk about criticism, in particular criticism of our academic work. Criticism that challenges our methods, our arguments, our conclusions. Criticism that we personalize even though it’s not about us. Criticism that stings. But before we get into how to … Continue reading