Today's post is a special request post for several clients who have written to inquire how to write a cover letter for the submission of an article manuscript to a journal. ****Addendum (4/29/13): Please read the follow up to this post, "Of Cover … [Read more...] about How To Write a Journal Article Submission Cover Letter
Major Job Market Mistakes
Today I want to answer an urgent query from readers that I am asked at least once a week, about the etiquette of thanking a department that has hosted you on a campus visit. And then tell you about three new webinars that are coming up this month. … [Read more...] about Three New Webinars, and Campus Visit Thank You Etiquette
This wonderful post on the British academic interview process is written by Kean Birch, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University in Canada. It was originally published on his blog. He received his Ph.D. in … [Read more...] about For North Americans: the peculiar British interview process (A Guest Post)
I was working with a Negotiating Assistance client last week, and about halfway through our work, as I said for the fourth time or so, “you can't really ask for ALL of that; you'll have to pick and choose,” he cried out over email, “But why? Why have … [Read more...] about Why Have I No Power? Thoughts on Negotiating the Tenure Track Offer
One very common error that writers of job documents make is going on and on about what they are interested in. It's often quite a writing tic. “I am interested in.... and I am particularly interested in...and a topic of particular fascination … [Read more...] about Nobody Cares What You’re Interested In
Faithful readers know that I have several posts on different kinds of writing tics that plague many academic writers. These include list addiction, dyad addiction, and cheap adjectives. There are two more writing tics that I've come to identify: … [Read more...] about Gerund Addiction and Word Repetition–Two More Scourges
An expanded and updated version of this post can now be found in Chapter 25 of my new book, The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job. I am keeping a shortened version here, but for the complete discussion including … [Read more...] about The Weepy Teaching Statement: Just Say No
I'm sending out this extra blog post this week to let you know about the new Campus Visit Webinar tomorrow, Wednesday 1/16 at 2 PM Pacific/5 PM EST/22:00 GMT. I'm really excited about this new webinar, which I've been contemplating for many months. … [Read more...] about What You’ll Learn in the Campus Visit Webinar
I am hereby answering the question of the hour/day/year: how should you address search committee members in an interview? You know of course that I am continually railing against job candidates acting like grad students. And addressing search … [Read more...] about How Do I Address Search Committee Members?
You do not ask if there is an inside candidate. I don’t care if you strongly suspect that there is, and have good reason to believe the whole damned search is a completely pointless charade because they obviously already have somebody chosen….it … [Read more...] about How Do I Ask If There Is An Inside Candidate?