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Higher Education

On the Market I: Bespoke Courses

This is the first installment of “On the Market,” a series in which Dan chronicles his experiences and observations as a new PhD on the academic job market. It will continue until he gets a job or dies trying. As many of us unfortunately know from experience, applying to tenure-track jobs is …

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Required Readings

Predatory publishers, disabilities and jobhunting, Spamalot, adjuncts, et al: Required Readings, 8.26-27.14

If I were grading myself for SoD, I would have just dropped my grade by a letter for turning in my assignment late with no real excuse (I completely forgot in a mess of a Tuesday). So to make up for my lapse, here’s an extra credit-worthy Required Readings. One …

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Higher Education

The Diversity Catch-22

Applying for academic jobs is no small task, as many of you know, and for those of us on the market the process tends to come with a heaping helping of stress, anxiety, self-doubt, and frustration. In fact, the combination of vague instructions, huge amounts of required materials, and rather …

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Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz: Name your poison.

Alright, so as you might remember from previous posts, I am currently applying for academic jobs.The process, while stressful in a details-and-deadlines kind of way, is actually oddly fun. It’s, well, like applying to college all over again. Every time you read a posting and visit a school’s website, you …

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