Productivity: Find What You Value. Follow It.

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep … Continue reading

Dispatches From the Front: Dealing with a Difficult Dean/Chair

Welcome to our inaugural Dispatches From the Frontlines – our new weekly advice post based on the crowdsourced wisdom of our wonderful readers! Each Monday, we crowdsource a question we get from a reader on Facebook and Twitter with a … Continue reading

Why You Need (and Deserve) an Academic Coach

By Kel Weinhold, TPII Productivity Coach Getting published in academic journals is hard. Not only does it take the heavy lifting of research and writing, but grabbing the golden ring of a published article in a top journal also requires … 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

The UK Job Market Part II: Research By Numbers, or The REF

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

Your Academic Cover Letter – The Second Project Paragraph

By TPII editor extraordinaire, Verena Hutter ~This is a continuation of our 2017 series on the Academic Cover Letter.~ After you’ve outlined your publications and planned publications, you’ll outline your second project. Two things right away:  I know that there … Continue reading