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
Tenure--How To Get It
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A debate has simmered on the comment thread to my post, Does the Status of the Press Matter, in recent weeks, on the question: is Palgrave MacMillan a press with high enough status for a US R1 tenure case? My position has always been, based on my … [Read more...] about The Status of the Press Matters, Still!
This is a re-post. Various readers and clients are looking ahead to the new jobs they are starting in the fall, and I want you all to have a very firm handle on the nature of a tenure track research trajectory. This post is written from the … [Read more...] about How to Plan Your Research and Writing Trajectory on the Tenure Track
This is a re-post of a previously published post. In the wind-down weeks of Spring, we will focus on big-picture planning for your career trajectory in the immediate and longer term. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When I trained my own Ph.D. students, I … [Read more...] about Why You Need a 5-Year Plan
[Repost from the TPII archives] I frequently offer the workshop: "Yes You Can! Women and Graduate School." It's a workshop I led quite a few times in different forms, formally and informally, over the course of my years in academia. Sometimes it … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Mistakes Women Make in Academic Settings
One of the most common questions I'm asked now, and in the years when I was active as an academic, is how women in academia can manage to combine children and career. I did it, having two babies as an assistant professor and still getting tenure and … [Read more...] about The Price You Will Pay for Work-Life Balance
A reader wrote asking for a post on how to write a book while working at a teaching-intensive university. I put out a request for a guest post on the subject on Facebook, and Katherine Vukadin responded with this account of writing a book while … [Read more...] about Writing Your Book While Juggling Teaching and Kids (A Guest Post)
For the next few months I will be posting the "best of the best" Professor is in blog posts on the job market, for the benefit of all those girding their loins for the 2013-2014 market. Today's post was originally published in … [Read more...] about The Postdoc App: How It’s Different and Why
For the next few months I will be posting the "best of the best" Professor is in blog posts on the job market, for the benefit of all those girding their loins for the 2013-2014 … [Read more...] about The Six Ways You’re Acting Like a Grad Student (And how that’s killing you on the job market)