Those who follow me on social media know I've suddenly started painting a Disaffected Academic Bunnies(TM) series. I've never painted before, and cannot tell you why I have started now. I just encountered the artist Natalya Shaloshvili on IG randomly … [Read more...] about Everyone Needs Play!
Strategizing Your Success in Academia
I am delighted to announce our four new staff members at The Professor Is In! Please join me in welcoming them! Vadricka Etienne (she/her) [Interview Coaching] is an assistant professor of African American and Black Diaspora Studies at the … [Read more...] about Introducing Our New Professor Is In Staff!
by Twyla Meding, PhD. Twyla Meding is a recently retired associate professor at a large state university, with a specialty in early modern French studies. She earned her Ph.D. in 1992 from one of the top five programs in her field. My story … [Read more...] about Trauma on the Tenure Track – A Guest Post
[Also originally shared on FB] Sharing a thought (adapted from a FB comment below): This whole recent kerfluffle about wHaT Is tHe PoInT oF tHiS [FB] pAge, a version of which arises about 2x a year, is so weird to me. I've always held … [Read more...] about The Professor Is In HAS Changed, Part II, or I Don’t Give a Flying Fuck What You Wear
Excited to share our first Career Success Digest of the year! Many successful Interview Intervention clients, plus offers, negotiations, and someone making the hard decision to leave the academy. Also, new this time: reactions from Karen's on-campus … [Read more...] about Career Success Digest #1 of 2021-2022
A genre of tweet has been gaining steam the last couple weeks, about the complete meaninglessness of academic job application documents or processes. It's all a crap shoot, argues this line of thought. Further, the collapse in hiring has only exposed … [Read more...] about Nihilism Was Inevitable
By Verity Lowell. Verity Lowell is a professor and occasional curator. She likes imagining and describing a world where art, ambition, and history provide the background for diverse and steamy love stories, mostly about women falling hard for … [Read more...] about Romancing the Academy for Fun and Profit, Part II – Novelist Guest Post
There is probably not one day that has gone by in the pandemic where I didn't think about wanting to write a new Makeup Monday blog post. Fact is, makeup is one of my main pandemic coping mechanisms. It's irrational, since there is literally nowhere … [Read more...] about Makeup Monday Returns: Pandemic Lips
By Tamara MCDr. Tamara MC is an Applied Linguist and Middle Eastern Studies scholar. She researches and writes about women and spirituality, specifically her hybrid identity of growing up simultaneously Jewish and Muslim on a Sufi commune in Texas. … [Read more...] about I Hate Dudes Like Bill in The Chair – Guest Post
By Verity Lowell. Verity Lowell, PhD, is a professor and occasional curator. She likes imagining and describing a world where art, ambition, and history provide the background for diverse and steamy love stories, mostly about women falling hard … [Read more...] about Romancing the Academy for Fun and Profit, Part I – A New Novelist Guest Post