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Posted: Oct 20, 2014

Conference coming up? Mandi Stewart offers tips for making the most of it.

Posted: Oct 14, 2014

Welcome to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s grants database.  Explore our grantmaking history using the map with filters for program area, amount...

Posted: Oct 10, 2014

Aimee LaPointe Terosky shares three key strategies.

Posted: Oct 08, 2014

Melissa Nicolas writes about professors who saw a candidate as a human being first.

Posted: Sep 22, 2014

Experts who help graduate students prepare for a range of careers explain their new column.

Posted: Sep 17, 2014

A successful pitch to a liberal arts college needs to involve more than just doing the opposite of what one might do for a research university,...

Posted: Sep 15, 2014

Unemployment was up in 2010, but is down in 2013.

Posted: Sep 03, 2014

Philip N. Howard identifies the lines that are needed in every cover letter by a graduate student or new Ph.D. seeking an academic job.

Posted: Aug 14, 2014

A visit to one of the country's most distinctive medical museums reminds Elizabeth H. Simmons how the humanities can bolster science and why...

Posted: Aug 11, 2014

At liberal arts institutions, teaching and community are crucial to your tenure bid.

Posted: Aug 06, 2014

Through lazy or fraudulent citations, scholars spread rumors -- at times creating "academic urban legends." The story of spinach and an allegedly...

Posted: Jul 30, 2014

Rob Weir considers the mistakes humanities professors make that keep them from having journal submissions accepted.

Posted: Jul 21, 2014

Self-publishing is still rare for academics.

Posted: Jul 21, 2014

Those with expertise in language, writing, and cultural studies may find good academic jobs far from humanities departments.

Posted: Jul 21, 2014

How do you get your work published? Maureen A. Pirog, the editor-in-chief of a major journal, reviews the dos and don'ts.

Posted: Jun 16, 2014

Brandy Schillace explains how she managed to develop her alt-ac career without losing her sanity.

Posted: Jun 16, 2014

The author never thought much about her career being connected to her partner's until it was -- and she writes about the numerous challenges of...

Posted: Jun 02, 2014

California State University plans to add 700 full-time positions to the faculty next year, after years of cuts in the system, the Los Angeles...

Posted: Jun 03, 2014

U.S. House passes funding bill that would increase overall support for NSF, but it sends a message of disdain for social science research.

Posted: May 28, 2014

MLA urges radical changes in Ph.D. education, including shorter time to degree, new forms for the dissertation and greater emphasis on learning to...