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

Please, Sir, I Want Some More Employment: Applying For UK Jobs, Part I – The Lay of the Land

By Alice Kelly, Ph.D. Alice Kelly is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. Her academic training has been in the UK and the US. She completed her PhD in English at Cambridge in 2014, with a year … Continue reading

Productivity Tuesday: “Unstuck Has Been Transformative”

By Kellee Weinhold, TPII Productivity Coach Welcome to the Productivity Post! Each(ish) Tuesday, I share some of the ideas and strategies that inform my coaching in UNSTUCK: The Art of Productivity*. Sometimes, I even record a coaching session! (This is … Continue reading

Leaving Academia: The Trauma of Identity Loss – A #Postac Guest Post

by Lisa Munro, PhD Lisa’s Bio:  I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2015 with a PhD in Latin American history. I’ve got a long list of non-academic jobs, including being a Peace Corps volunteer (Guatemala, 2004-2006), a veterinary … Continue reading

Claiming Your “Body of Work” – #Postac Post by Karen Cardozo

by Karen Cardozo My philosophy of “careering” through life rather than settling on “a” career has been informed not only by years of academic contingency combined with a personality type that thrives on change, but also by my work with … Continue reading

The Job Search is Not a Striptease

One of my pet peeves in job documents is when the job candidate coyly gestures toward a research conclusion, without actually coming out and saying what the conclusion is. I have no idea why so many job seekers are so … Continue reading