Love the blog? Then get the book. It also makes a great gift for all the struggling grad students in your life. (For bulk orders for use in classes, seminars, and workshops, please call Crown Publishing /Random House Customer Service at … [Read more...] about Pearls of Wisdom–The Blog
I feel a bit ambivalent about writing this. I work with so many academics that I know most of you are more disaffected and disillusioned about your work than ever before. You just don’t want to do what you used to do. And yet, here I am offering … [Read more...] about How to Ditch the Grind AND Get Your Work Done.
Your department or college may be able to pay for your participation in ANY Professor Is In work, including our formal programs, as well as editing of your professionalization/job search/tenure documents. What follows is context and scripts for … [Read more...] about How to Ask Your Department To Pay for Professor Is In Help
A reader wrote in to raise the issue of "what to wear" for trans folks on the academic job market, and we decided to make a crowdsourcing post. Reader noted that my old "How to Dress for an Interview as a Butch Dyke" post is sorely outdated (I … [Read more...] about Trans on the Job Market: a Crowdsource Post
The writer has asked to remain anonymous. History repeats itself with the governor’s attack on Florida’s higher ed In 1956 a Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, known as the John’s Committee, was created as a reaction to … [Read more...] about History Repeats Itself: A Guest Post About The Crisis in Florida
This week the Chronicle published a fascinating essay about academic ghosting. I am quoted in it. The author and I spoke at great length and had a great conversation. What I find interesting, however, is what she did NOT use from our long talk: all … [Read more...] about It Takes Money to be Moral: Thoughts on Academic Ghosting
By Dr. Steve Page Transitioning into the academic job market was sobering. My tenures as an undergraduate and graduate student were much shorter than those of others. However, they still left me semi-poor and rejected from several “perfect” … [Read more...] about Trash, Treasures, and Growth: How I Attained My Great Renewal – #TPIO Guest Post
Early on in the blog, wayyyyyyyyy back almost ten years ago, I posted this awesome youtube video from Leslie Allison: Here is the original post. But somehow I missed William Pannapaker's bitingly accurate follow up the following year. I … [Read more...] about “So You Want to Get a Ph.D. in the Humanities” (Take II)
Our Academic Job Market Webinar Series Starts this week! While the data is mixed, some fields are seeing a rebound in academic hiring to pre-pandemic levels (which are not good levels, but are better than the last couple of years). If you're … [Read more...] about Academic Job Search Live Webinars Start Friday!
A decade or so ago, when I was working with an advisory board for a journalism school on introducing a new program, I read an article about how to approach product innovation. Unfortunately, the actual article is lost to my memory, but what I … [Read more...] about Just One Thing: Claim Your Creativity
Dr. Divya M. Persaud (she/her) is a planetary geologist, musician, and award-winning writer and science communicator. Divya is passionate about bridging science, engagement, activism, and the arts. Find her at … [Read more...] about Guest Post: A breakup letter to diversity work