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  • Women make progress on authorship but miss grants and patents

    • 5 Mar 2020
    • Simon Baker

    Large-scale analysis of data on published research suggests female academics now outnumber men in some fields, but significant inequalities remain

  • In it for the long haul? Reflections on international relocation

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • Tara Brabazon, Michael O'Sullivan, Ceren Ergenc , Mark Aspinwall, Fabian Wadsworth and Oliver A. H. Jones

    Moving overseas is often the best way to further an academic career, but the transition to a new system and culture can be painful. Six academics recount their experiences and offer their tips

  • Culture of exploitation? Heavy burden on minority female scholars

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • Ellie Bothwell

    Pressure to support diversity efforts and BAME students drives ethnic minority women to take on unrewarded duties to the detriment of their career progression and mental health, academics say

  • Interview with Eleni Linos

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • Paul Basken

    One of four sisters holding academic posts at top US universities explains that their professorial parents gave them something far more valuable than a bookish bloodline

  • The gender pay gap can’t be explained away

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • Ann Brower and Alex James

    Even women with identical performance ratings to men suffer large pay deficits. This must be fixed, say Ann Brower and Alex James

  • Female academics need to embrace competition

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • Sun Young Lee

    Removing biases in the system may not be enough to achieve a truly equal gender balance, says Sun Young Lee

  • Research intelligence: how to organise a virtual conference

    • 21 Feb 2020

    Online conferences can engage new audiences but present significant organisational challenges. Jack Grove speaks to a scientist to find out how it is done

  • Interview with Tammy Shadbolt

    • 21 Feb 2020
    • Anna McKie

    The wildlife veterinarian discusses balancing the academic and field-based elements of her career, unfortunate smells and misconceptions about zoos

  • Source: Katherine Lam

    Should you be working 100 hours a week?

    • 20 Feb 2020
    • Chris Chambers, Irina Dumitrescu, Hannah Forsyth, Alice Wickenden, Christopher H. Hendon, Andrew Moore and Diane Watt

    Mary Beard’s recent admission that she is a ‘mug’ who works 100 hours a week caused a Twitter storm. But how hard is it reasonable for academics to work? Who should decide? And should the mugs be obliged to keep quiet? Seven academics have their say

  • Precarity has a long hangover

    • 19 Feb 2020
    • Rachel Moss

    Long after they have finally landed a full-time job, many academics still find themselves feeling insecure and guilty, says Rachel Moss Twitter: @menysnoweballes

  • Career advice: how to lead a research team

    • 7 Apr 2017
    • Jack Grove

    Five top European academics offer advice on how to mentor, manage and expand a research team.

  • Career advice: how to handle an internal interview

    • 7 Apr 2017
    • Jack Grove

    Our panel of leading university administrators explain how applicants should approach a meeting of this kind at their institution.

  • Academic advice: where to find it, and how to get the most out of it

    • 7 Apr 2017
    • John Tregoning

    We all need good advice – the problem is making sure you know where to find it, and how to accept it, says John Tregoning.

  • Do international research posts improve your academic job prospects?

    • 7 Apr 2017
    • Jack Grove

    Anxieties over overseas posts largely overlooked as academy highlights benefits of global mobility, researchers claim.

  • PhD or professional doctorate – which is better?

    • 6 Apr 2017
    • Jack Grove

    From the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to special needs education in the UK, more mid-career professionals are taking professional doctorates

  • To recruit and retain researchers, universities can join forces

    • 6 Apr 2017
    • Tim Softley, Peter Schiffer, Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela

    Tim Softley, Peter Schiffer and Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela explain the benefits of a transatlantic partnership

  • Research is not the only path to academic success

    • 6 Apr 2017
    • John Elmes

    Co-founder of investment firm says that more early career academics should be encouraged to think about the entrepreneurial route

  • How to give a good academic conference paper

    • 6 Apr 2017
    • Jack Grove

    Tricks of presenting a successful academic conference paper are revealed by co-author of a popular public speaking guide

  • PhDs from overseas: the rocky road to success for students and supervisors

    • 6 Apr 2017
    • Jack Grove

    Cultural differences can complicate relationships between international doctoral students and supervisors, Jack Grove hears

  • Career advice: how to choose the right candidate for the job

    • 6 Apr 2017
    • Jack Grove

    Our experts reveal how they seek to choose the right person for the job when faced with a pile of flawless CVs and glowing references