Sydni Dunn, a staff reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, presents information on when, where, and how to negotiate the terms of a job in academia.
“Bravo, you’ve just managed to score an academic job offer. Now comes the awkward question: Should you try to negotiate for a better salary or lifestyle? Or, with the job market as bleak as it is, is it better to just smile and sign on the dotted line?
In recent weeks, negotiation has been the talk of the online academic community. The surge in commentary can be traced to the popular blog Philosophy Smoker, where a job candidate identified only as “W” detailed how her recent tenure-track job offer from Nazareth College, in Rochester, N.Y., was rescinded when she tried to negotiate the contract terms.”