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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ask a candidate: how to request a recommendation letter without being annoying

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

Try not to procrastinate when it comes to one grad school task: asking faculty members for recommendation letters. These are the relationships you can’t afford to mess up.

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Ask a candidate: how to put together your best possible faculty job application

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

The best faculty applications are self-assured and well-curated. Every assertion and bit of evidence contained therein should be part of your coherent argument, and the argument goes like this: I’m already putting my mark on my field. I’ll be a good colleague. I’m ready.

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