In-Person Workshops

 “Karen is hilarious and gives excellent advice” ~ US workshop participant Kel Weinhold and I regularly speak on university campuses and at disciplinary association meetings. For bio and promotional photos please see here. On campuses, we are often invited by … Continue reading

Dealing With the Informal Conference “Chat”

Today’s post is a Special Request Post for Cynthia, who wishes to know how she should deal with an invitation from a search committee member to meet and “chat” informally at an upcoming conference. These invitations are evil. Search committees … Continue reading

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

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 paper/conference proposal abstract.  This is a critical genre … 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

Buy My Book!

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

#Dispatches: COVID Career Impacts, 2 – Immediate Impacts and Planning for the Future

In our Dispatches series, we crowdsource responses to questions we see about the academic job market and career. Last week we posted the question: How has COVID19 impacted your career planning? We got 70+ responses in the first 24 hours! … Continue reading