Your department or college may be able to pay for your participation in ANY Professor Is In work, including our formal programs, as well as editing of your professionalization/job search/tenure documents. What follows is context and scripts for … [Read more...] about How to Ask Your Department To Pay for Professor Is In Help
Academic Job Search
Trans on the Job Market: a Crowdsource Post
A reader wrote in to raise the issue of "what to wear" for trans folks on the academic job market, and we decided to make a crowdsourcing post. Reader noted that my old "How to Dress for an Interview as a Butch Dyke" post is sorely outdated (I … [Read more...] about Trans on the Job Market: a Crowdsource Post
It Takes Money to be Moral: Thoughts on Academic Ghosting
This week the Chronicle published a fascinating essay about academic ghosting. I am quoted in it. The author and I spoke at great length and had a great conversation. What I find interesting, however, is what she did NOT use from our long talk: all … [Read more...] about It Takes Money to be Moral: Thoughts on Academic Ghosting
“So You Want to Get a Ph.D. in the Humanities” (Take II)
Early on in the blog, wayyyyyyyyy back almost ten years ago, I posted this awesome youtube video from Leslie Allison: Here is the original post. But somehow I missed William Pannapaker's bitingly accurate follow up the following year. I … [Read more...] about “So You Want to Get a Ph.D. in the Humanities” (Take II)
Academic Job Search Live Webinars Start Friday!
Our Academic Job Market Webinar Series Starts this week! While the data is mixed, some fields are seeing a rebound in academic hiring to pre-pandemic levels (which are not good levels, but are better than the last couple of years). If you're … [Read more...] about Academic Job Search Live Webinars Start Friday!
Leveling the Academic Playing Field: Our Mission
I periodically publish a Careers Digest on Facebook, and here is the one for August 2022. We'll start a whole new one for the '22-23 academic year from this point on. Our individual goal is to help you advance in your career; our overarching … [Read more...] about Leveling the Academic Playing Field: Our Mission
Building an Academic Wardrobe Secondhand
By Rebecca Rice Bio: Dr. Rebecca Rice is an assistant professor who blogs over at PhD in Clothes, where she discusses professional clothing, thrifting, and academic productivity. You can also find her outfits on Instagram. … [Read more...] about Building an Academic Wardrobe Secondhand
Is the Search Committee Ghosting You?
I get asked questions like the following about once a week. "I recently completed an interview for a TT job. Everything went well — they spoke to my references, I did a teaching demo. It’s now been over a month and I’ve heard absolutely nothing … [Read more...] about Is the Search Committee Ghosting You?
Paying The Price: The Costs of Academia for First-Gen BIPOC Scholars
By Cecilia Caballero. Bio: Based in LA, Cecilia Caballero is a single mother, creative nonfiction writer, poet, teaching artist, and lecturer of Ethnic Studies. As a teaching artist, Cecilia facilitates generative poetry workshops for BIPOC … [Read more...] about Paying The Price: The Costs of Academia for First-Gen BIPOC Scholars
Near Death of an Accidental Academic – Guest Post
By Sandra Mizumoto Posey I’m an accidental academic, but once I fell into academia I kept falling. It was pure luck that the only job I was invited to interview for when I was searching for a job with benefits — in or out of academia — was the one … [Read more...] about Near Death of an Accidental Academic – Guest Post