Blog

Category: Ask a Candidate

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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
A few places to look for (and find) teaching inspiration

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education

This post continues our series by a onetime academic job seeker, now academic-at-large, on searching for (and finding) teaching inspiration.

Read More
Six ways to optimize your research assistantship

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education

This post continues our series by a onetime academic job seeker, now academic-at-large, on 6 ways to make the most out of a research assistantship.

Read More
Requesting letters of reference for alternative academic pursuits

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education

Pursuing an alternative academic role can require requesting letters of reference. Here are a few tips on how to frame your requests.

Read More
Making the most out of student evaluations

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education

See some tips from an academic about how to create good conditions for thoughtful, honest student evaluations, and how to make the most out of them after they’re submitted.

Read More
How to find grants (and other funding opportunities)

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education

Applying for grants and fellowships can be an exhausting prospect, but knowing where to search is half the battle.

Read More
Ask a candidate: how to get feedback and advice on your academic work

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education

Four tips from an experienced academic for requesting and accepting useful feedback and advice on your academic career materials.

Read More
Ask a candidate: where to look for faculty jobs

Ask a Candidate | Topics in Higher Education | Interfolio's Dossier

A former academic job seeker gives recommendations for five academic job boards online where scholars seeking faculty jobs should be looking.

Read More