Academic Career Confidential

Academic Career Confidential
April 28, 2010

Teresa Mangum sees a few hopeful developments in this year's gloomy job market.

December 23, 2009

No interviews at the MLA? It's a tough decision on whether to go, but if you do, you can make the meeting valuable, writes Teresa Mangum.

December 11, 2009

Teresa Mangum offers suggestions on the mechanics of this most important of conversations.

December 9, 2009

To be authentic and to cover the points you want, rehearsal is a must, writes Teresa Mangum.

October 28, 2009

Teresa Mangum discusses how to uncover your inner teaching philosophy, and how to share it with hiring committees.

September 16, 2009

Want to impress search committees? Don't leave mysteries, follow your discipline's conventions, and use flair for your writing, not your fonts, suggests Teresa Mangum.

August 19, 2009

When it comes to getting recommendations, you need to mentor your mentors, writes Teresa Mangum.

June 29, 2009

One part of summer prep for the job market should be indulging in a few interests that don't relate directly to your scholarship, writes Teresa Mangum.

June 3, 2009

Teresa Mangum considers the options when you've reached the end of May, and you don't have a good offer.

May 6, 2009

The first best step toward a job is avoiding debt, writes Teresa Mangum.



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