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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...

Posted: May 19, 2014

When we write, we need periodically to rethink where, how and with whom we do so, suggests Nate Kreuter.

Posted: May 12, 2014

As humanities scholars continue to struggle for public support, maybe they will replace the word "truth" with "wisdom" as...

Posted: May 05, 2014

Crain’s “20 In Their 20s” features Victor Mateevitsi

Twenty innovative Chicagoans are featured in the May 5, 2014 issue of...

Posted: May 19, 2014

Mike Strayer offers strategies for finishing a doctoral program in a timely way -- even in the humanities. And he offers ideas on how departments...

Posted: Apr 09, 2014

It’s been clear for a long time that graduate school tuition can be soul-crushingly expensive. But up until recently, it’s been more or less...

Posted: Apr 24, 2014

Todd K. Platts finished his Ph.D., started publishing and earned good teaching reviews. Why is a job impossible to find?

Posted: Apr 01, 2014

There is a widespread belief that humanities Ph.D.s have limited job prospects. The story goes that since tenure-track professorships are...