On Twitter today I got pinged on a discussion among @ArchaeologyLisa, @DrIsis, @LexMcBride about how much publishing is necessary for the tenure track job market. The discussion was prompted by today's post on the Isis the Scientist blog, Writing At … [Read more...] about The 5 Top Traits of the Worst Advisors
How to deal with professors
For the next few months I will be posting the "best of the best" Professor is in blog posts on the job market, for the benefit of all those girding their loins for the 2013-2014 … [Read more...] about The Six Ways You’re Acting Like a Grad Student (And how that’s killing you on the job market)
Today is a Special Request post for Meagan, who wishes to know how to approach a famous and influential scholar in her department to be the chair of her dissertation committee. Ideally, you will have arranged to work with your famous dissertation … [Read more...] about How To Ask A (Famous) Professor to be Your Dissertation Chair
(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?
***Please note that I no longer respond to comments/questions to this post! For additional help, see a list of individualized services to help you in your path to graduate school, and the Guidance Package, both offered below the post*** One of the … [Read more...] about How Do You Write an Email or Letter to a Professor?