The academic job search for the rest of us, Part III – Application materials

This is the third post in a series focusing on applying for tenure-track positions in the physical sciences at non-research intensive and/or primarily undergraduate institutions. Reading Part I and Part II is probably a good idea.  Your mileage may vary, use this information as a guideline, not as the Absolute Truth. Continue reading

A case for the internal hire

At many institutions the most common reason for hiring a Visiting Professor is for a sabbatical replacement, or perhaps as a stop-gap for someone who retires or resigns.  But, it can also be the case that this happens when there is a need for additional faculty, but a school doesn’t want to commit to a tenure-track line.  If that tenure-track line later gets approved, things can get a little sticky. Continue reading