Carson Holloway

The Scholarly Life: Applying for Tenure
By Carson Holloway on July 28, 2010

During the first week of the 2010 Summer Institute, I offered a two part presentation on some of the practical aspects of the scholarly life.  Part one, posted earlier, discussed how a young academic should prepare for the job market.  In part two we considered what a new assistant professor can do to maximize his or her chances of winning tenure.  Here are some of the considerations that were discussed with a view to that goal.

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The Scholarly Life: Applying for Your First Job
By Carson Holloway on July 14, 2010

During the first week of the 2010 Lehrman Summer Institute, I led a workshop for the fellows and other participants that identified some ways that young academics can prepare themselves for the job market.  I am posting a written version of that advice in the hope that it might prove useful to current and past fellows and other members of the LASC community. 

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Carson Holloway
Carson Holloway

Carson Holloway is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He teaches courses in the history of political philosophy, American constitutional law, as well as Introduction to American National Government. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Northern Illinois University in 1998.

He is the author of three books: The Way of Life: John Paul II and the Challenge of Liberal Modernity (Baylor University Press, 2008), The Right Darwin: Evolution, Religion, and the Future of Democracy (Spence Pubishing, 2006), and All Shook Up: Music, Passion, and Politics (Spence Publishing, 2001).  He is also the editor of Magnanimity and Statesmanship (Lexington Books, 2008).  His articles have appeared in the Review of Politics, Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, and Perspectives on Political Science.