Jo VanEvery, Academic Career Guide · Valuing Intellectual Engagement Burnout and stress are not just about the quantity of work you have to do. Lack of control and a sense of meaninglessness are major contributors to burnout. It has become very clear that your difficulty managing your workload is … [Read more...] about The value of intellectual engagement
When you are looking for an academic job it is hard to imagine that you could get one and be unhappy, even miserable. And yet, I've met unhappy academics. Sometimes you're just overwhelmed. It seems like there is so much to do that there will never be enough hours in the day to do it. You try, … [Read more...] about What’s YOUR ideal academic job?
Chances are you were not attracted to academia by the professional identity of "Historian" or "Literary Scholar" or "Sociologist" or whatever they call people in your field. You were attracted by the possibilities of particular research questions. You selected a program that would enable you to … [Read more...] about The Spectre of Professionalism: Field, discipline, interdisciplinary
My friend and colleague Julie Clarenbach has written an excellent post on building your resumé. Think about the job you’d really love to have. Think about what skills and qualifications you would need in order to land that job. ... what would your resume (not someone else’s, or your resume from … [Read more...] about Approach the CV/resumé actively
Are you thinking that there is a set of rules you can follow that will get you a job? lay out the CV in a specific way have a certain number of publications in certain journals When you think about applying for jobs outside of academia, do you wonder what their rules are? What if … [Read more...] about Why you get hired