#Dispatches From the Front: What Candidates Are Doing Wrong, Part I of III: “Do Your Homework, Please. PLEASE.”

In our new Dispatches series, we crowdsource responses to questions we see about the academic job market and career. Last week we put out the question: “Search committee members–what mistakes do you see candidates make? What do you wish they … Continue reading

Dispatches From the Front: Dealing with a Difficult Dean/Chair

Welcome to our inaugural Dispatches From the Frontlines – our new weekly advice post based on the crowdsourced wisdom of our wonderful readers! Each Monday, we crowdsource a question we get from a reader on Facebook and Twitter with a … Continue reading

Workshop Summary: Hacking the Academic Job Market

By Katie Harling-Lee This post and a companion post on the Non-Academic Job Market are summaries of two talks I gave at the University of Durham in the UK, generously compiled by Katie Harling-Lee, who attended. For anyone curious about … Continue reading

Interview with Karen Kaplan, Senior Careers Editor at Nature

Karen Kaplan reached out to share thoughts on the academic job market. We had a great conversation and I learned a lot about STEM career paths which I am already bringing to clients and audiences. Then, she kindly allowed me … Continue reading

Why You Need (and Deserve) an Academic Coach

By Kel Weinhold, TPII Productivity Coach Getting published in academic journals is hard. Not only does it take the heavy lifting of research and writing, but grabbing the golden ring of a published article in a top journal also requires … Continue reading

How to Turn Your Teaching Duds into Memorable Statements

Sharing another post in our new semi-regular series, “Missives from the Editing Trenches” written by long-time TPII editors. They are the real MVPs, working in the trenches to catch you in all your job document pitfalls — from the self-deprecating … Continue reading

Trailer Park Professor: On R1 Success and Learning to Value Yourself (A Guest Post)

I got the chance to meet a client-turned-R1 assistant professor at the AAA meetings, and I asked her what she found most helpful about the work with me.  She took the time to write it out. This is what she … Continue reading