Today’s post is a simple one, responding to many queries: How do you make a “short CV”? A short, or two-page, CV is often required for grant applications and the like. The point here is to sketch the main highlights of your record without … [Read more...] about How Do You Make a “Short” CV?
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Following up on the article From Graduate School to Welfare in the Chronicle of Higher Education, I am featuring stories of Ph.D. poverty here on the blog, contributed by readers. I believe that one of the most important tasks before us is to … [Read more...] about Ph.D. Poverty–Guest Post III
Last weekend I went skiing with my kids at Mt. Bachelor. It was a glorious crystal clear spring weekend, and there was even fresh snow! You can ski late in Oregon. Bachelor will stay open until May 28, and Timberline stays open all summer. Let me be … [Read more...] about Academics, External Validation, and Entrepeneurialism: Some Autobiographical Reflections
I am interrupting regularly scheduled programming to share this email I received from a reader this week. I share it for several reasons. The first is as a follow-up to last week's post, "What's It Like to Work with the Professor?" In that post I … [Read more...] about A Letter From a Reader (With Thoughts on What Professors Make)
Regular followers of my Facebook page know that for a number of months now I’ve been soliciting a post on aging and age discrimination in academia. I’ve been seeking such a post because of the constant stream of requests I receive from readers to … [Read more...] about Ageism and the Academy: My Thoughts and a Request for Yours
For today's post I direct you to my latest Chronicle column, entitled “Graduate School Is A Means To A Job.” It is an expanded edition of the post I published about two weeks ago, “Dr. Karen's Rules of Graduate School.” As I said in that post, too … [Read more...] about Graduate School Is Not Your Job.
The Professor and Family are skiing this week in the Cascades (Hoodoo for anyone interested). In place of my usual Thursday post I am posting a link to one of the best pieces I've read in a long time about the crisis and the shame of the academic job … [Read more...] about Academic Capitalism and the Shame of It All
Apologies for missing Tuesday's post and then delaying on Thursday's post. I had a family health crisis (thankfully, fully resolved) that kept me away from the computer this week. Today's post is a Special Request post for K, who asks, what can a … [Read more...] about What To Do Now in Grad School (Special Request Post)
Today I was doing an interview bootcamp and came upon yet another #Facepalm Fail of the academic interview. The #Facepalm Fail is: “How would you mentor graduate students?” Actually, this might not rise to the level of a full-size #Facepalm Fail, … [Read more...] about How Would You Mentor Graduate Students? Another #Facepalm Fail
Today's post comes to us from Roger Whitson of the Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) at Emory University. Roger kindly stepped forward when I asked for a guest post on the often asked questions: Should I have a professional academic website? … [Read more...] about The Ins and Outs of a Professional Academic Website (Guest Post)