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Category: Topics in Higher Education

Three tips for writing a letter of recommendation

The Smart Scholar | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

In this post, we explore three practical tips for recommendation letter writers to consider before and during the letter writing process.

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How to be a good mentor

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education

This post continues our series by a onetime academic job seeker, now academic-at-large, on how to constructively define a faculty mentorship.

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Preparing for a review (as a professor)

Faculty Review, Promotion & Tenure Practices | The Smart Scholar | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier | Interfolio Review, Promotion & Tenure

In this recent post, we explore three strategies you can employ to prepare for an annual and/or tenure and promotion review as a professor or instructor.

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Infographic: A peek into Interfolio’s Dossier

Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

In this infographic, we examine our historical data and use patterns to explore what makes our Dossier users successful and how the product has changed to meet their needs.

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Taking care of yourself on the academic job market

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education

We explore tips on how to take care of yourself during the hustle of the holidays. It’s important to be proactive and find someone that has your back.

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Learning from an informational interview: how does a PhD enter the non-profit world?

Scholar at Large | Topics in Higher Education

This post is the most recent exploration of how a PhD can explore the non-profit job market, while staying in touch with the traditional tenure-track.

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Approaching the job search while employed: sometimes tenure-track isn’t enough

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education

This post explores how to approach the academic job market if your current employment just isn’t working. Sometimes tenure-track isn’t enough.

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Preparing for your first teaching job

The Smart Scholar | Topics in Higher Education

In this post, Dr. Goings provides perspective on how to prepare for teaching your first course, including insights from several of his colleagues.

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Three steps to stay in touch with the alternative academic job market

Scholar at Large | Topics in Higher Education

In this recent post, an academic on the job market examines the alternative academic job market with regards to her traditional path in academia.

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Exploring two common challenges scholars face in the field of education

The Smart Scholar | Topics in Higher Education

As with any discipline, scholars in the field of education will face challenges on the job market. This post examines two common challenges and how to approach them.

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