Your Official Job-Application Checklist” by David D. Perlmutter in The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 21, 2012
Minding Your Manners for the Conference Interview” by David D. Perlmutter in The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 9, 2012
For good advice on submitting an academic book proposal to a publisher, see Patrick H. Alexander, “The Less-Obvious Elements of an Effective Book Proposal,” in The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 13, 2011.
The Liberal Arts and Leadership by Mark Peltz, from Inside Higher Ed
Graduate School Is a Means to a Job
by Karen Kelsky for The Chronicle of Higher Education
No More Plan B
Good advice from a history graduate student on publishing learned at an annual meeting.
"Mark Twain once remarked that reports of his death were greatly exaggerated. The liberal arts disciplines, it seems, can say the same thing... Majors are steady, enrollments are up in particular fields, and students -- and institutions -- aren’t turning their backs on disciplines that don’t have obvious utility for the workplace." Read more....
Richard A. Greenwald of Drew University offers a new model for engaged scholarship that is less territorial, meets the demands of a fluid workforce, and practical needs of students who may become "micropreneurs." Read more...
Workshops and Colloquies
When Adjuncts Push for Better Status, Better Pay Follows
The First Rule of Faculty Club is...Don't Talk About Faculty Club
Budget Cutting Strategies Reviewed
SBL and ASOR are committed to helping our members respond responsibly and well to the tremendous public interest in archaeology, biblical studies, and the ancient Near East. We hope this guide is a helpful step in that direction.
Growing Concerns with the increase of Contingent Faculty Positions
SBL continues to work actively with the Coalition on the Academic Workforce
(CAW). Given the fact that most of the academic workforce is employed in full and part-time contingent positions, all faculty need to pay close attention to what is happening in their own institutions. The recent American Association of University Professors newsletter addresses this matter. See also the "Research and Reports" tab on the Coalition's website for in-depth articles on the history, problems, and details surrounding this important segment of our field.