Why it's important to negotiate an academic job offer

03/27/2013 | InsideHigherEd.com

It is important when presented with an academic job offer to remember to negotiate a few perks, writes Julie Platt, a PhD candidate in rhetoric and writing at Michigan State University. She suggests asking for startup funding for research, a budget for computers and software, a reduction in the teaching load for the first year and moving expenses. "Don't be unreasonable, but take advantage of this moment," Platt advises.

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