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?
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)
(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
UPDATE OCTOBER 2023 I was sure that I updated this post in about 2019 but I can't find where I did. I know that I absolutely planned to from some years ago because this advice in no way reflects my current opinion about academia and what to wear … [Read more...] about [UPDATED 2023] What Not to Wear, Assistant Professor Edition: Fashion for the Academic Set