Some feminists don't like the Dr. Karen method. By the Dr. Karen method I mean my practice of telling women to stop acting “like girls” and to start learning to recognize and master the codes of power and authority that operate in academic settings, … [Read more...] about Stop Acting Like a Girl! A Response to Feminist Critics
Landing Your Tenure Track Job
Regular readers of this blog know that I use this space for focused advice for young academics on overcoming specific pitfalls and challenges in the academic career—how to write an abstract, apply for a grant, deal with a difficult advisor, etc. I … [Read more...] about Memo to Professors: How Useless Are You? Really?
[Sept 2019 update: the fact is, Interfolio is unavoidable for many searches and required in a number of fields. The advice here is mostly outdated. I'll leave it up because I still think it's worth asking ourselves why this tech adaptation became … [Read more...] about Should I Use Interfolio?
This is Part Three of our three-part series, "How to Work the Conference." Today's column discusses mealtimes and the book exhibit. In last week's post I quoted extensively from The Tenured Radical's column on conferences. One of her best lines in … [Read more...] about How to Work the Conference (Part Three of Three)
Today we continue with Part Two of the "How to Work the Conference" series (see Part One here). Today's post deals with how to behave during the conference--that is to say, how to look like you're very busy and in-demand. Because conferences are … [Read more...] about How to Work the Conference (Part Two of Three)
[July 2019 Update below by Jacqueline Barlow, Open Access Officer at The University of Winchester in Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom--please read] Today we are honored to have a guest post by Kathryn Hume, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English … [Read more...] about The Perils of Publishing Your Dissertation Online
(Thursday Post Category: Here's How You Get Tenure) Today's post is another Special Request post, this time coming from Kate, who wrote an eloquent email asking for advice on how to cope with what I will call “Job Market PTSD.” By Job Market PTSD … [Read more...] about Job Market PTSD
(Wednesday Post Category: Landing Your Tenure Track Job) [This is the first in a two-part series on Working the National Conference. Part One, today, explains the importance of the conference in an academic career. Part Two, next week, focuses on … [Read more...] about How To Work the Conference, Part One of Three
(Monday Post Category: Getting You Into and Out of Graduate School) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Today's post is an excerpt from "Taming The Academic Job Market: The Professor's Guide." The Guide is on sale in The … [Read more...] about How Not to F**k Up Your Conference Interview
(Wednesday Post Category: Getting Your Tenure-Track Job) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ [Today's post is an excerpt from "Taming The Academic Job Market: The Professor's Guide." The Guide is on sale in The Prof … [Read more...] about Negotiating Your Tenure-Track Offer(s)