Karen

About Karen

I am a former tenured professor at two institutions--University of Oregon and University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I have trained numerous Ph.D. students, now gainfully employed in academia, and handled a number of successful tenure cases as Department Head. I've created this business, The Professor Is In, to guide graduate students and junior faculty through grad school, the job search, and tenure. I am the advisor they should already have, but probably don't.

How to Plan Your Research and Writing Trajectory on the Tenure Track

This is a re-post.  Various readers and clients are looking ahead to the new jobs they are starting in the fall, and I want you all to have a very firm handle on the nature of a tenure track research … Continue reading

Ask the Post-Acs #2 — What’s It Like to Work With You One-on-One?

Dear Post-acs, Can you tell me what it’s like to work with you on a one-on-one basis? What happens in the free initial 20-minute consultation?  And, once we’ve decided to work together further, what happens in the 50-minute Skype consultations? … Continue reading

Speaking the Language, Getting the Job – Fruscione 3/Polizzi 6

Joe Fruscione and Allessandria Polizzi have partnered to create today’s post on the language of post-ac reinvention. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ by Joe Fruscione and Allessandria Polizzi A key part of one’s post-ac career- and self-reinvention is finding the right kinds of language to … Continue reading

ASK THE #POST-ACS – How do I describe my academic work experience in post-ac interviews?

The following is the first in a new occasional series, “Ask the #Postacs.”  The panel of postacademic experts (bios here) will weigh in on reader questions as a collective.  Please send your questions for future columns to postaccareers@gmail.com.  We really … Continue reading