Knowing When to Leave: Lessons from an Academically Unaffiliated Life – A Guest Post

I am delighted to offer another guest post contributed in response to my recent call for contributions to the blog by black women and other women of color. If you’d like to submit a post or an idea for a … Continue reading

Always Have a Side Hustle, and Other Lessons I Learned from Academia – Guest Post

I am delighted to offer another guest post contributed in response to my recent call for contributions to the blog by black women and other women of color. Dr. Nneka D. Dennie is a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow and … Continue reading

Know These Things Before Negotiating

Yesterday I led the first Negotiating webinar of this academic year; I’m already deep in Negotiating Assistance help, which started in earnest in December.  Each year that I have offered this help, I’ve noticed that the timeline of offers has … Continue reading

The Job Search is Not a Striptease

One of my pet peeves in job documents is when the job candidate coyly gestures toward a research conclusion, without actually coming out and saying what the conclusion is. I have no idea why so many job seekers are so … Continue reading

Schadenfreude: An Interview with Rebecca Schuman

I’m delighted to feature an interview today with Rebecca Schuman, about her new memoir, Schadenfreude, A Love Story: Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For.  It comes … Continue reading

“My Family Lives In Driving Distance” – Or Not

For Fall 2016 I am reposting the top 25 posts on academic job applications. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In the past month a client wrote in his tailoring section that he was excited to apply to a position at the University of Chicago, … Continue reading