This is a guest post comes courtesy Erin Lovell Ebanks, the mind behind happyprofessor.com. Her site is a great resource for adjuncts, tenured instructors, and everyone in between. Do yourself a favor and check out her site.
Until then, check out this great guest post. Erin answers the question how academics can do the impossible and make themselves a commodity, even when the higher education market appears oversaturated and hundreds of people apply for each TT job opening.
If you’ve ever read Seth Godin’s book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? you’re familiar with the idea that in today’s world job security only exists when you can prove that you have something to offer that nobody else does.
You need to be indispensable.