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.

Workshop Summary: Hacking the Academic Job Market

By Katie Harling-Lee This post and a companion post on the Non-Academic Job Market (coming next week) are summaries of two talks I gave at the University of Durham in the UK, generously compiled by Katie Harling-Lee, who attended. For … Continue reading

Interview with Karen Kaplan, Senior Careers Editor at Nature

Karen Kaplan reached out to share thoughts on the academic job market. We had a great conversation and I learned a lot about STEM career paths which I am already bringing to clients and audiences. Then, she kindly allowed me … Continue reading

My Fraught Relationship with Academia: Down But Not Out – WOC Guest Post

I am delighted to offer another guest post in my series of contributed posts by black women and other women of color. If you’d like to submit a post or an idea for a post for consideration, email me at … 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