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
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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
A genre of tweet has been gaining steam the last couple weeks, about the complete meaninglessness of academic job application documents or processes. It's all a crap shoot, argues this line of thought. Further, the collapse in hiring has only exposed … [Read more...] about Nihilism Was Inevitable
By Katherine Dugan, Ph.D. Professor Katherine (Kate) Dugan is our Professor Is In staff specialist on teaching demos. You can work with her individually on all aspects of your teaching demo, from concept to planning to delivery. Just email us at … [Read more...] about The Zoom Teaching Demo: Eight Guideposts
Today I clarify the advice that is floating out there in older webinars and blog posts, to "memorize" your interview answers. Kel told me she's seeing people take that way too literally. In this video I explain what I mean. (And also share some … [Read more...] about When I Say to Memorize, What Do I Mean?
I am delighted to offer another guest post in my series of contributed posts by black women and other women of color. These go up on Wednesday. PLEASE submit a post or an idea for a post for consideration! I want to hear from you! Email me … [Read more...] about How to Maximize a Visiting Position – WOC Guest Post
Love the blog? Then get the book. It also makes a great gift for all the struggling grad students in your life. (For bulk orders for use in classes, seminars, and workshops, please call Crown Publishing /Random House Customer Service at … [Read more...] about Pearls of Wisdom–The Blog
Today is another breakdown of a point of continued confusion among our Interview clients: the dreaded FIT question. Once again, I will walk you through a post that we assign for Interview Intervention clients, that clients struggle to put into … [Read more...] about Breaking Down the Fit Question
In our new Dispatches series, we crowdsource responses to questions we see about the academic job market and career. Last week we put out the question: “Search committee members–what mistakes do you see candidates make? What do you wish they … [Read more...] about #Dispatches From the Front, What Candidates Are Doing Wrong, Part III of III: “Don’t Forget the Basics”
Here is the link to my book. Find the pertinent info on describing a course on page 208-210. Here is the blog post link, How to Describe a Course … [Read more...] about How to Describe a Course in an Interview, For Realz! We Mean It!