How To Apply for Your Second Job

[Updated July 2017.] Today is a Special Request Post for Matt, who wishes to know the ins and outs of applying for a second tenure track job.   That is to say, how to apply for a job when you … Continue reading

Laid Off From the Tenure Track – a Guest Post

Stephanie Hinnershitz is currently an assistant professor in the Department of History at Cleveland State University in Ohio where she specializes in U.S. immigration history. Her first book, Race, Religion, and Civil Rights, was published by Rutgers University Press in … Continue reading

Productivity – Where To Find It?

CORRECTION: SIGN UP DEADLINE FOR UNSTUCK: THE ART OF PRODUCTIVITY IS WEDNESDAY 5/24 AT MIDNIGHT PACIFIC TIME. Kellee and I just got back from our 3 1/2 week speaking tour of Ireland, Scotland, and England. We visited University of Manchester, … Continue reading

Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure – Guest Post

By Patricia Matthew Patricia Matthew is an associate professor of English at Montclair State University.  She is writing a book about representations of the body and the discourse of disease and illness in Romantic-era fiction. She is the co-editor of … Continue reading

Get Unstuck! Productivity Coaching from The Professor Is In

by Kellee Weinhold Kellee Weinhold is the TPII expert in charge of live Skype Interview Interventions, Job Talk Interventions, Campus Visit Interventions, the UNSTUCK writing coaching program, and technology. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It’s that time in the Academic Life Cycle when attention … Continue reading

My Top Five Tips for Turning Your Dissertation Into a Book–A Special Request Post

This is a repost from 2011. ~~~~~~~~~ Today is another Special Request Post.  This one is from Maria, who asks, do I have a template (like my Foolproof Grant Template) for turning a dissertation into a book? No, Maria, I … Continue reading

Work-Life Balance? Post 1 of Many

This was originally posted in 2011. As you can see from the title, at the time I expected to write a lot more posts about work-life balance. I’m just getting to that now, in 2016! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Since opening The Professor … Continue reading

Advice for Your First Year on the Tenure Track

This is a repost. Update 8/22/15:  Dialogue on my FB page made me realize that I need to provide fuller context for this post.  This dates from early years on the blog when I used to do special request posts … 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