Resources

NAVIGATING THE JOB MARKET

How to Fail on the Academic Job Market

The Professor Is in: A First-Timer on the Job Market?

The Academic Job Market Is Tottering, But Nobody’s Telling Graduate Students

The Job Market for Academics Is Still Terrifying

The Troubled Academic Job Market for History

The Shrinking Ph.D. Job Market

Jobs are Scarce for PhDs

The Survey of Earned Doctorates

The Disposable Academic

The Long-Haul Degree

Enough of Exploiting Academics

Observations from the Academic Job Market

Academic Job Hunts From Hell: Why You Weren’t Picked

Becoming an Assistant Professor

The Job Market: Picking Apart Your Application

 

CV AND COVER LETTERS

Dr. Karen’s Rules of the Academic CV

Academic CVs: 10 Irritating Mistakes

Why Your Job Cover Letter Sucks (and what you can do to fix it)

Those 12 Sentences: Evaluating Cover Letter Advice

The Teaching-Centric Letter

How To Tailor a Job Letter (Without Flattering, Pandering, or Begging)

Keys to the Cover Letter

 

TEACHING MATERIALS

What is Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness?

What’s Your Philosophy on Teaching, and Why does it Matter?

The Teaching Portfolio

Promoting a Culture of Teaching: The Teaching Portfolio 

Columbia’s Guide to the Teaching Statement

The Weeping Teaching Statement: Just Say No

The Dreaded Teaching Statement: 8 Pitfalls

DIY Syllabus: What goes into a Syllabus

Research, Teaching, and Researching Teachers

Yale Career Center’s What’s Your Teaching Philosophy?

 

INTERVIEWING AND NETWORKING

Making the Most of a Skype Interview

The Six Ways You’re Acting Like a Graduate Student

Interview Questions and Advice

Academic Job Interview: Tips to Prepare

An Introvert’s Guide to Networking

 

WRITING RESOURCES

Demystifying the Dissertation by Peg Boyle Single. I suggest purchasing the book if you want more information about pre-writing, interactive note-taking, short and long outlines, focus statements, etc.

The Center for Faculty Development and Diversity‘s entire curriculum is focused on daily writing.

Robert Boice, Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing, 1990; “Take it Easy: The Research of Robert Boice; and Procrastination, busyness and bingeing.

Michelle Boyd, Inkwell Retreats Blog, http://www.inkwellretreats.org/

What’s the Point? The Dissertation as Process and not as Product

Mountain Climbing and Dissertation Writing

The No-Fail Secret to Writing a Dissertation

Will Your Interdisciplinary Dissertation Pay Off? 

Your Dissertation Begins with Your First Seminar

Dear First-Time Author: How to Turn Your Dissertation Into a Book

The Confidence Gap in Academic Writing

Forced Creativity? Why Daily Writing Works

What the Research Says: On Writing Daily

A Regular Writing Routine

How Academics Survive the Writing Grind

Quite the Noise: What to Do when You’re Writing Defensively

The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

How to Build a Life in the Humanities

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Let Go of Perfectionism

Radical Self-Care

10 Ways to Write Every Day

Shitty First Drafts

How Exercise Makes Your Brain Work Better

The Gap, by Ira Glass

The Best Time to Write, According to Science