A guide for interviewees at teaching-focused history programs.
Making the Most of Your Postdoc
You received a postdoc, which means that—depending on the postdoc—you have the rare opportunity to direct your energies towards your own research and writing without the responsibilities that come with being a faculty member and with (hopefully) more resources than you had as a graduate student. So, how do you make the most of your postdoc?
What Are Work Plans, Why They Are Useful, and How to Create One
Learn how to craft a work plan for articles, books, and other projects. While work plans are helpful for fellowship and grant applications, they also provide great motivation to start the new year!
Navigating the “Two-Body Problem”: Strategies on Approaching the Job Market with an Academic Spouse
Going on the academic job market with a spouse who is also an academic? You will need to have patience, be flexible, and have a generous dose of self-worth in order to find a path to satisfying careers for both of you.
Teaching Writing Efficiently: Strategies for the Early-career Historian
By making writing a centerpiece of teaching history, time spent preparing for class functions in service of, rather than in competition with, one's own writing projects.
From an R1 to a SLAC: Notes from the First Year on the Tenure Track
For those of us trained as a historians in a Research I University (R1) graduate program who choose a career in a small liberal arts college (SLAC), the first year can be a culture shock. New faculty should expect to make significant adjustments.
A University Press Wants to Publish my Dissertation!: How to Negotiate the Book Contract
This piece explores important "dos" and "don'ts" for scholars on the cusp of signing with an editor for their first book.
My Dissertation is Done! Now What?: How to Get a University Press Interested in your Book Project
This piece breaks down the steps recent PhDs should take to find the right academic press for their first book, including important "dos" and "don'ts."