This is a nice article that’s been making the rounds. I almost didn’t post it here because it’s technically aimed at untenured faculty, but a reader convinced me that it has good advice for grad students as well.
Before you read it, let me just say that the odds of getting tenure are quite high at most schools. It’s not really something to worry about if you’re maintaining the level of productivity that made the department want to hire you in the first place. Landing an academic job is the tough part, not keeping it —