Profs and Pints: My Post-Ac Business In Academic Pub Talks – Guest Post

By Peter Schmidt Peter’s Bio:  In addition to being the CEO of Profs and Pints, Peter Schmidt is a freelance writer and consultant and is working part-time as a Senior Fellow for the Georgetown University Center on Education and the … 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

Looking Presentable on Webcam – A Guest Post

by Jennifer Bernstein, PhD Instructor, Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California Email: jennifer.bernstein@gmail.com; bernstjm@usc.edu [Karen:  Jennifer offered this post, and I gladly accepted.  I’ve purchased the items she recommends and plan to start using them next week!  I apologize … 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