The Professor Is In is Hiring

[July 2014 Update:  this search has been completed and I have hired two new staff members.  Please stay tuned for future searches moving forward].

I am seeking to hire two editors for The Professor Is In, to start immediately, contingent upon successful completion of training, and to continue through the 2014-15 academic year.  The hours are approximately 10 hours a week, and hours are flexible to suit your schedule.  Editors work directly with me to manage client inquiries and scheduling, and edit client documents.

Applicants must have previously worked with me on their job documents!  I want editors to be familiar with the process from both sides.

I will select the successful candidates based on background experience, performance in a set of editing tests and an interview.  The successful candidates will join a team of editors who all work closely together with me on a daily basis.  You can be located in any geographical location, but you must have been trained in a U.S. Ph.D. program, be active in an American academic context, and have received your Ph.D. within the last ten years.  You must be able to commit for the whole next academic year.

To answer a question I am often asked:  if hired, you do not have to “go public” that you are working for me; it is optional if you want your name listed on my “People” page.

If you are interested, please email me at for more information about the test process, training process and the pay.  Please send your CV with the email, and let me know when we previously worked together (I’ll probably remember, but just in case!)

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About Karen Kelsky

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.


The Professor Is In is Hiring — 5 Comments

  1. Wow! Isn’t it contradictory that if you’re good enough a writer not to need your services, you are out?

  2. Are you absolutely only interested in US PhDs? I would be surprised if you aren’t handling more and more jobs for UK PhDs.

    Best wishes, Elaine

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