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How do faculty look at job applications?  I recently asked this on Academic Twitter and got 311 responses and some additional replies.  The vast majority of faculty first look at the CV (66 percent), but a good 31 percent start with the cover letter.  In today’s post, I’m going to talk about the CV and …

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As you prepare to go on the academic job market, think about where you’d ideally like to work.  More specifically, the kind of institution you want to work at and for. This means thinking about how your priorities align with the different kinds of schools.  Tenure-track jobs at all institutions of higher education include some …

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