I'm looking for example of digital or video games - either online, free, commercial, or bought from a shop, on a PC, mac or games console - which simulate the experience of being a student, academic, lecturer or professor from an academic, social, or economic perspective. For example, the Sims 3 University Life expansion pack gives a (relatively shallow) social perspective on academic life as a student. Are there any others, especially ones with more depth or accuracy?
This is a long shot, but I am up for a position as an assistant professor at MIT (in an arts/humanities department), and I'm wondering if the salaries are similar to the other assistant professor salaries at MIT (average is 120K) or if they are paid much less, as at many other universities. Thanks!
Got a PhD, got a cushy research job that I really like, but have extracurriculars that I'd like to pursue and have concerns about pursuing them under my real (academic) name. [more inside]
What are some effective academic skills, techniques, and tools for effective learning and succeeding academically? — Looking for uncommon, highly effective techniques that aren't the oft-repeated ones ("don't procrastinate!") but more like "use spaced repetition software to review the major concepts all throughout the semester". — I'll share some of my own. [more inside]
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]
So I have been working in an entirely different field for the last years and was never entirely sure about what I wanted to do with my life. I am certain at this point that I want to work in a field which involves, you know, nervous systems. Unsurprisingly, I am thinking of academia. [more inside]
What is FacultyRow.com? [more inside]
Having trouble figuring out what I want and committing to a career path and figuring out how to decide 'what I am', and crippled by perfectionism. About to finish a PhD and could use guidance on now to navigate the next step. [more inside]
what tools and platforms exist right now which humanists can use to do collaborative research? what models exist of successful humanities collaboration? [more inside]
Academics: Is there a source listing open US community college art teaching positions or sources for international art teaching positions? I already know about and use CAA/Chronicle/HigherEdJobs. I would like to broaden my open positions search.
How much should I charge for consulting, when it's about something (grad school admissions) where consulting is uncommon? I've never done this, so I'm not sure what a reasonable hourly rate would be. [more inside]
Pre-tenure life: what are your recommendations? [more inside]
Timing of pregnancy - pre or post-tenure? [more inside]
The way I research (academic or otherwise) is increasingly incompatible with the tools I have. Reams of handwritten notebooks, and hundreds of word docs vs a highly tagged website only add to my self-created confusion. I'm drawn to Tinderbox software as a possible solution, but as an adamant PC user I'm locked out. How do you order your research? / How to write-up my PhD now my brain is fried? [more inside]
To continue in the series of academic job hunting posts - protips for negotiating an academic position. [more inside]
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]
Help me quit grad school. [more inside]
Best job talk ever! Dear academic MeFites, please share your best tips for job talks. [more inside]
Do any of you have experience with postdoc recruitment at academic conferences (Specifically, BSGT/ESGCT)? [more inside]
Academics: Do submissions to journals always result in the manuscript being returned for editing prior to publication? [more inside]
I'm not an academic, not trained in the art of research, and I could use some guidance. I need advice on how to identify and track down sources for a multi-year exploration of a topic. [more inside]
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]
What are the best academic journals in each field? [more inside]
What can I do to get a researcher position? [more inside]
Canadian academic position, what goes in each of the cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements? [more inside]
Applying for AHRC funding for an Art PhD. Any advice? [more inside]
Where are some places that a social scientist with a PhD can go to work? [more inside]
Those of you doing [post]graduate degrees...what exactly are you doing? [more inside]
Is there such a thing as an off-the-shelf electronic academic portfolio system? [more inside]
I know where to go for gossip within my own academic discipline, but are there canonical blogs (on moves, hiring, graduate apps, big books, occasional meta-discipline discussion, etc). or rankings in other disciplines? The Chronicle and Arts and Letters Daily are more general. I'm looking for more discipline specific stuff. [more inside]
Academic writer's block: tips, strategies, experiences, psychology for dealing with it? [more inside]
What do you know/think about the University of Roehampton, London? Most especially I am interested in its School of Arts, and its MA in Creative and Professional Writing.... [more inside]