Tag Archives: Academia

Work backwards

Originally posted on The Research Whisperer:
Long road home, by Jonathan O’Donnell on Flickr If you want to submit your grant application on time, it pays to create a reverse timeline. That is, start from the end result – submission…

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Experimental Film and the Academy

Although published at the end of last year, I just discovered Genevieve Yue’s article, “Living Cinema: Experimental Film and the Academy”. It is an interesting read on how experimental filmmakers have come to almost rely on the academy in order … Continue reading

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Job Application Season

With less than one year to go with my postdoctoral fellowship at the Université de Montréal, I am in the midst of doing what hundreds of other recently minted Ph.D.s are doing: I’m applying for university teaching position. I’ll admit … Continue reading

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It’s not just about the thesis…

Doing a Ph.D. should be more than just reading and writing, this post in “The Thesis Whisperer” discusses other activities Ph.D. students should be doing to help them become better students and prepare them for the future. The Thesis Whisperer … Continue reading

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10:1 – Time Spent on Meetings and Email to Primary Research

In a recent post in the Huffington Post, Lisa Wade writes about how professors actually spend their time during the day. In the chart below it is very surprising to see that together attending meetings and writing and reading emails … Continue reading

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#Acwri – Beating Writing Blocks

I came across this good post on the Gradhacker blog getting past writing blocks from an academic perspective. The post offers six points to follow. One of them, “Do a writing warm-up,” echos a point I made about writing in … Continue reading

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#CfA – Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Centre for 21st Century Studies

The Centre for 21st Century Studies  at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee recently announced a call for applications for its Provost Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2014-15. The theme for this year is “Humanities Futures.” You can find more specific information on the … Continue reading

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Is it possible to escape the casual teaching trap?

As a postdoctoral fellow who will be looking for work in the not too distance future, this post on The Thesis Whisperer’s site is very sobering. The Thesis Whisperer This post, by Robin May of Melbourne University, is on a … Continue reading

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“Today I wouldn’t get an academic job.” – Peter Higgs

Peter Higgs, the 2013 Nobel prize winning physicist, reveled in a recent article in The Guardian that he would not be able to get an academic job in today’s job market. He simply has not published enough. Despite the quality … Continue reading

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The Nature of Academic Blogs

Yesterday in The Guardian there is an interesting article on the nature of academic blogs. The authors looked at 100 blogs across the Anlgosphere (49 were from the UK and 40 from the US, five from Canada and six from … Continue reading

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