The Teaching Demonstration: 3 Goals

by Katherine Dugan Katherine Dugan is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Springfield College in Massachusetts. She earned her PhD in Religious Studies from Northwestern University in 2015 and spent two years on the job market before her current position. … Continue reading

The Teaching-Centric Letter

In response to many requests, I am devoting today’s post to the teaching-centric letter.  The absence of a post on this subject before now might seem surprising on a blog that purports to cover every aspect of the academic job … Continue reading

How I Transitioned From the Ph.D. To Secondary Education – by Dr. Rebecca Simon

Dr. Rebecca Simon got in touch to share her story of transitioning from the Ph.D. and academic job search to secondary education teaching.  I’m delighted to share a long excerpt from her own blog post here, and encourage you to … Continue reading

The UK Job Market, Part III: “I Beg Your Pardon, But May I Have This Job?” (The Winning Cover Letter)

By Alice Kelly, Ph.D. Alice Kelly is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. She completed her PhD in English at Cambridge in 2014, with a year as a Fox Fellow at Yale, and before that she studied … Continue reading

The Genuine Job Search (Out-Ac post by Karen Cardozo)

by Karen Cardozo If you’ve been following my posts, you know that I am a major proponent of a both/and approach. This proclivity emerges in my bio as an interdisciplinary or, more precisely, an undisciplined scholar: through years of academic … Continue reading

How to Apply for a Dean Position (A Guest Post in the form of an interview)

The writer of this post is dean at a public liberal-arts-and-science college in the Midwest. S/he has spent a career in public higher education at comprehensive and baccalaureate campuses in a number of instructional and administrative roles. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Karen:  Sketch … Continue reading

Skype Intervention Services

One on One. Face to Face. ~~~~~~ Like you, we have faced the gauntlet of stressful academic social interactions: the preparation insecurity of the Skype interview; the performance anxiety of the campus visit; the abject terror of the conference hotel lobby; … Continue reading