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December 4, 2017

Landing a telephone, conference, or campus interview is extremely exciting for  junior faculty on the academic job market. Knowing how competitive tenure track positions are, you quickly start prepping for the big event...You polish your job talk...prepare statements o...

November 19, 2017

You've sent out your applications, undergone conference and phone interviews, and have been waiting for that special moment when you get the call inviting you for a campus interview. If you've made it this far in the academic job market season, congratulations! Now is...

October 5, 2017

Going on the job market at the end of your PhD studies is like ending a marathon with another marathon. For many of us, the pursuit of an academic job - especially for coveted tenure-track positions - will involve the following progression of steps:

  • Faculty search p...

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...

May 8, 2017

When it comes to the academic job market,  I have a lot of stories to tell.

I've been on the job market twice. My first time on the market was at the end of my PhD program, which unfortunately occurred when the recession was at its worst. Many universities were imposin...

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...

February 13, 2017

For many graduate students on the job market for the first time, it is difficult to know where to start looking for a job. Most people start out looking on the internet, but there are so many sites out there, where do you start?

First, there are a couple of websites th...

January 30, 2017

For those of you new to academia, you will soon learn that most of us in our profession end up drafting (or fully writing!) the reference letters we submit for jobs, awards, and other purposes. It is quite common to  ask an adviser or colleague to write a letter of ref...

January 13, 2017

Maybe you are a graduate student who is unsure if you want a position in academia or industry. Maybe you are a faculty member who is decided to take a job outside of the university.

I have several colleagues who have floated between academic and non-academic jobs. I als...

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