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November 1, 2017

So, you are on the academic job market and you scored the coveted campus interview. Congratulations! You definitely deserve to take a minute to celebrate this career victory. However, once that excitement wanes, anxiety may start to settle in as you contemplate how to...

September 5, 2017

With the commencement of another academic job market season, thousands of newly-minted and soon-to-be PhD graduates will be searching for an academic job. One of the most common pieces of advice given to those on the job market is to make sure that they assess each ins...

August 20, 2017

Earlier this month, I wrote a post about August anxiety...that dreadful feeling when August arrives and you realize that you didn't meet all of the writing and career goals you set back in May. Now we are in late August and looking at a new academic year straight in th...

August 1, 2017

For those of us academics on a nine or ten-month contract, summers offer a number of opportunities...teaching for extra pay, time to do our research or write, reduced work schedules that allow for more time with family and friends. In my experience, the first two weeks...

May 1, 2017

Looking back on my academic career thus far, there have been three distinct periods when I came down with a bad case of impostor syndrome. The first was during my initial year of my doctoral program. My master's degree is in a different (though related) field than my d...

April 24, 2017

This week I had a paper rejected from a journal. It was the fourth time this paper has been rejected and for the first time in my career, I'm considering giving up on an article. We did everything we could - we've made revisions based on reviewer feedback, we tried dif...

March 27, 2017

You finished your draft. You reviewed the Introduction, Methods, Results, and Findings to make sure that all of your statements and arguments are clear and polished. You proofread. You triple checked that all of your references are formatted correctly. Give yourself a...

March 20, 2017

Since the recent recession many colleges and universities have been able to hire more faculty and offer higher starting salaries compared to prior years. This has been great for those who have recently entered the academic job market. However, this has not been so grea...

March 13, 2017

While my research has mostly been in the areas of public health and social work, my PhD is in Urban Affairs and Public Policy. This has benefited me in many ways and has been particularly helpful in boosting my publication record, because I can write policy analyses wh...

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