Introducing a new series here on the blog: Ask an Academic! I'm opening up my inbox for your advice-seeking questions. I'll post responses to anonymized questions here on the blog, either in writing or with a short video. This is your chance to fire off a quick question to an outsider who just might have… Continue reading Ask An Academic
Ever wonder if hiring an academic career coach might be right for you? Academic work is often very solitary. There's an assumption that everyone just "knows" how to succeed. In this context, it can be hard to look for mentorship, support, or advice. But it's more than okay to want things to be better. Here… Continue reading Academic career coaches: 5 ways we can help
Academia is full of either/or beliefs. You can either be a strong researcher or a stellar teacher. You can either have work-life balance or a successful career. You can either take care of your mental health or excel in your job. You can either get a tenure track job and be happy or be stuck in non-TT, non-ac jobs and be miserable. You can either be an administrator or a faculty member. And so on.
For those on the academic job market, fall is a hectic time. Not only are you prepping classes, writing grant applications, and working on your ongoing research projects, you are busy writing cover letters, tweaking your CV, crafting those research and teaching statements, concocting the perfect job talk, and brushing up on your interview skills.… Continue reading Job market season