[Updated Sept 2021] Today’s post is a Special Request post for Digger, who asks, “how is a butch dyke to dress for a conference or campus interview?” She goes on, “I recently tried to girl-up my wardrobe, and it was pretty much a disaster … [Read more...] about How To Dress for an Interview as a Butch Dyke
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The Campus Visit, Part 1: Search Committee Interview
[This post is excerpted from the Professor's Guide to Taming the Academic Job Market, available at The Prof Shop.] I will address some specific questions to expect in the search committee interview below. Before that, however, I wish to emphasize … [Read more...] about The Campus Visit, Part 1: Search Committee Interview
Rocking the Phone/Skype Interview
A number of clients have asked me for a post on phone and Skype interviews, and I'm happy to oblige. There are some tricks of the trade for this kind of interview that can very helpful to know. Now, the standard preparation for interviews of … [Read more...] about Rocking the Phone/Skype Interview
Stop Acting Like a Girl! A Response to Feminist Critics
Some feminists don't like the Dr. Karen method. By the Dr. Karen method I mean my practice of telling women to stop acting “like girls” and to start learning to recognize and master the codes of power and authority that operate in academic settings, … [Read more...] about Stop Acting Like a Girl! A Response to Feminist Critics
Interviewing and Confidence
This past week I did a handful of “Interview Bootcamp” sessions with clients, and will soon have many more. People are starting to look ahead hopefully to the pain and the glory of conference interviews and campus visits. And it got me thinking … [Read more...] about Interviewing and Confidence
Memo to Professors: How Useless Are You? Really?
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?
Be Careful What You Wish For
Amanda Krauss left a position at Vanderbilt to become a web developer in Austin. I got to know Amanda when I approached her about writing a Guest Post on her blog, the post that ended up as "Death of a Soul (on Campus)." I loved her spirit from … [Read more...] about Be Careful What You Wish For
Should I Use Interfolio?
[Sept 2019 update: the fact is, Interfolio is unavoidable for many searches and required in a number of fields. The advice here is mostly outdated. I'll leave it up because I still think it's worth asking ourselves why this tech adaptation became … [Read more...] about Should I Use Interfolio?
Thoughts On Throwing In the Towel
Today's promised post is another Special Request post, at the behest of a number of readers, about knowing when to “throw in the towel,” or, in the words of one requester, “knowing when to fold 'em,” on an academic career. I am totally unqualified … [Read more...] about Thoughts On Throwing In the Towel
How To Fire a Professor
Today's post is a Special Request post. This one is for Jenn, who asks, “how do you replace one professor with another on your committee?” This is a delicate matter, as I'm sure Jenn is aware. There are all kinds of reasons that committee members … [Read more...] about How To Fire a Professor