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Need help with a difficult professor

I'm a first-year masters student taking a course that is supposed to be the core curriculum of my discipline. My program is in systems ecology. I find myself increasingly frustrated with this professor and increasingly unable to hide it, and now he wants to "meet with me to talk about student-instructor dynamics". I need some help coming up with some strategies to deal with this professionally. Difficulty level: I'm a new graduate student, and he's the director of my program. The program is brand-new (just started spring semester of last year) and this is one of two core courses, both of which are taught by him. His course is so terrible that I'm considering transferring to another program within the university. Excruciating detail inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2013 - 45 answers

Academia and travel/living abroad

I would like to become a professor but I'm a little worried about picking a spot in the U.S. to live for the rest of my life... [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on Sep 20, 2013 - 23 answers

How can I make my work experience relevant for a job in academia?

I am in need of some help... I've just completed an M.A. in Anthropology, I'm trying to pull together a CV for a job teaching as an adjunct professor or community college professor. I don't have professional teaching experience, even though I've got loads of experience teaching to my peers in graduate seminars. (I'm also not sure how to convey that, other than in a cover letter.) I've got some of my written work (Academia.edu), and one of my presentations on YouTube. I'm in the process of revising some other papers to put on Academia.edu... Hoping, I suppose, that displaying my work will make me a better candidate. Now, here's the question: How can I make my existing (non-teaching!) work experience relevant to applying for academic jobs? [more inside]
posted by ScarletLark on Aug 12, 2013 - 10 answers

First World Problems: Academic edition

Academic sabbatical +/- having a baby: how does that work? What is the most "logical" time frame for either of these to occur? Is this a bad idea altogether? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2013 - 11 answers

Leaving tenure-track academia?

Should I quit my tenure-track academic job in computer science? [more inside]
posted by unhappyprofessor on Sep 3, 2012 - 27 answers

Has Santorum ruined the sweater vest?

Calling academic fashion mavens! Can I rock this look (tweed jacket & sweater vest) as a woman? [more inside]
posted by BrashTech on Aug 11, 2012 - 24 answers

Pre-tenure life recommendations

Pre-tenure life: what are your recommendations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Just how common are abusive situations in academia? How do you survive and is it even worth it?

My girlfriend is 5 years in to a PhD program with an abusive (verbal, emotional, and mental) PI/lab. This seems to be a common theme in academia, just how common is it? How do you go about graduating if they seem to be working against you (assuming no fault on your part)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 - 12 answers

ProTips for academic job negotiations

To continue in the series of academic job hunting posts - protips for negotiating an academic position. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Dec 3, 2011 - 23 answers

ProTips for academic job interviews - campus visit edition

As a follow up to last week's question about academic job talks, please enlighten me with best practices / pro tips on campus visits for academic positions. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Nov 13, 2011 - 21 answers

ProTips for academic job talks

Best job talk ever! Dear academic MeFites, please share your best tips for job talks. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Oct 29, 2011 - 21 answers

Making the best whiteboard "chalk talk" for a faculty interview

Please suggest ways to make the best possible whiteboard "chalk talk" for a biological sciences faculty position interview at a research university in the U.S. The style of the chalk talk can vary widely by institution, and this handout describes some formats and has some suggestions. In practicing, I realize I have trouble writing legibly and remembering not to stand in front of what I've written, so I would especially love specific suggestions to address those issues.
posted by grouse on Sep 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Is The Academic Life The Life For Me? (or: What Do You Do With a BA In English, Part XVII)

I think I want to become an English professor. How would I go about it? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on May 9, 2011 - 63 answers

Seeking mutually beneficial arrangement with research assistant.

How do I efficiently and effectively work with a research assistant? [more inside]
posted by letahl on Apr 1, 2011 - 3 answers

To tell or not to tell?

I'm an Assistant Professor with an upcoming job interview at another institution in the state where my spouse lives (we are currently long distance). My question: do I tell them about my spouse, and if so, how and when? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2011 - 24 answers

If you hadn't sent me after that snipe, I would've had plenty of time to put better slides together.

Should I tell my professor that I'm pretty sure he gave me an incorrect reference, which cost me a good deal of preparation time on an assignment, or is this the kind of thing I'm expected to be able to deal with easily? [more inside]
posted by yomimono on Nov 15, 2010 - 20 answers

Professors make excuses, too.

Help me find this blog post or online article in which a professor humorously reverses classic student excuses for lateness/underperformance! [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 4, 2010 - 6 answers

A Meal Fit For A Thesis Defense

What food should I bring for my thesis defense? [more inside]
posted by cabezadevaca on Jun 17, 2010 - 17 answers

Academic CVs: Is there a database-driven solution for quickly generating different lengths & formats?

Academic CVs: Is there a database-driven solution for quickly generating different lengths & formats? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Feb 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Student/former professor romance

Student/former professor romance. Personal experiences and anecdotes are welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 30, 2009 - 29 answers

Advice for faculty position job interview?

I just found out that I have an phone interview for a faculty (assistant professor) position (biology) at a liberal-arts college this Wednesday afternoon. Yay! But I've never actually had a formal interview before. Help! Also, I'm pregnant. Questions and advice requests inside. [more inside]
posted by gaspode on Apr 14, 2008 - 23 answers

Till tenure do us part?

Throughout my college career, I could probably count on one hand the number of professors I've seen who wear wedding rings, and this includes professors who mention their spouses. Is this just coincidence, or is there something to it? [more inside]
posted by phaded on Feb 6, 2008 - 25 answers

What can you tell me about being a PoliSci prof.?

I want to become a professor of political science. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by matkline on Feb 7, 2006 - 19 answers

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