Negotiating season is in full swing! I'm working with a whole crew of clients on negotiating their offers, and I've got plenty of room in my schedule for more. Please consider getting in touch; clients routinely increase their offers by … [Read more...] about How To Negotiate Your Tenure Track Offer
Landing Your Tenure Track Job
How to Write Your Own Rec. Letter, plus All of my Vitae columns
In my two+ gratifying and enjoyable years of writing for Chronicle Vitae, I've only had one column rejected by them, and it is this one, which I submitted late in December as an end-of-year compendium of all my columns, organized thematically. I … [Read more...] about How to Write Your Own Rec. Letter, plus All of my Vitae columns
A Perspective From the Hiring Committee (A Guest Post)
This is a guest post, volunteered by a tenured reader. Also check out her previous post. I and my fellow committee members work in a somewhat technical field at a mid-tier state university. While every institution and department is different, … [Read more...] about A Perspective From the Hiring Committee (A Guest Post)
The Art of the Cover Letter is Live!
The Art of the Cover Letter is now live! The Art of the Cover Letter ($79) is a 10-module self-guided course, all-online, available anytime 24/7, that walks you step by step through the planning, info-gathering, writing, and editing of your academic … [Read more...] about The Art of the Cover Letter is Live!
Advice for Your First Year on the Tenure Track
This is a repost. Update 8/22/15: Dialogue on my FB page made me realize that I need to provide fuller context for this post. This dates from early years on the blog when I used to do special request posts to respond to reader questions. "Tricia" … [Read more...] about Advice for Your First Year on the Tenure Track
A Big Week at The Professor Is In: My Book Comes Out!
The day finally arrived! On Tuesday the book came out and The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide to Turning Your Ph.D. into a Job was officially launched onto the world. 480 pages, half of it newly updated and revised versions of the most … [Read more...] about A Big Week at The Professor Is In: My Book Comes Out!
How To Write A Book Proposal
You all know that the book proposal is the cornerstone to a successful tenure track career in most areas of the humanities and social sciences. Sure, some parts of psychology and economics and other fields are not book-based, but basically, the law … [Read more...] about How To Write A Book Proposal
Why You Need Your Own Academic Website – Guest Post by Adeline Koh
by Adeline Koh The first thing that anyone interested in your work is going to do is to Google you (See Dr. Karen's recent Vitae post on that subject). It’s a hard, bitter truth to accept, but our online presences are increasingly becoming … [Read more...] about Why You Need Your Own Academic Website – Guest Post by Adeline Koh
Data Point, Data Point, Data Point…
Sometimes I hear reactions to The Professor Is In, that my level of attention to details and minutiae (everything from what kind of bag you carry to where your voice rises in your delivery of a sentence) is excessive--even anal or obsessive. … [Read more...] about Data Point, Data Point, Data Point…
How To Pitch Your Book to an Editor at a Conference
This week the Daily Nous website has a marvelous post, Answers From Academic Publishers, devoted to advice on publishing an academic monograph solicited from actual editors from Oxford, Cambridge, MIT, Routledge, and other major presses. It has an … [Read more...] about How To Pitch Your Book to an Editor at a Conference