For the next bit of time I will be posting special guest posts early in the week, in addition to my regular Friday post. These guest posts are kindly submitted by readers in response to requests that arise on the blog or Facebook page. I appreciate … [Read more...] about How and Why to Write Collaboratively: A Guest Post
Your Second and Third Jobs
Job Market Horror Stories, Part I: The Rescinded Offer
This is another guest post by a reader who shall remain anonymous. This reader kindly wrote in response to my request for stories about "rescinded offers." The stories here are alarming, although in this reader's case, they have a happy … [Read more...] about Job Market Horror Stories, Part I: The Rescinded Offer
Why You Need a Second Project. An Urgent #Facepalm Fail Addendum
In the middle of an Interview Bootcamp with a client yesterday, I suddenly realized with a jolt, and to my horror, that I had inexplicably and senselessly forgotten one of the major #Facepalm Fails of the academic interview in my earlier post on that … [Read more...] about Why You Need a Second Project. An Urgent #Facepalm Fail Addendum
Job Letter Issues When You’re Beyond the Dissertation
Today’s post is a Special Request post for Amy, who wishes to know how the standard “dissertation” paragraph of the job letter should be adapted when the writer is well beyond dissertation stage. This is a good question! Applying for jobs … [Read more...] about Job Letter Issues When You’re Beyond the Dissertation
It’s Your Fault. Or, Who Gets Turned Down for Tenure?
(Thursday Post Category: Here's How You Get Tenure) For this week's "Tenure" post, I was planning to write a post called "Playing the Percentages," about knowing your department's expectations for your time and effort breakdown as an assistant … [Read more...] about It’s Your Fault. Or, Who Gets Turned Down for Tenure?