Have you read Dan Drezner and Erica Drezner joint posts at The Chronicle about how Dan handled being denied tenure (3 July 2011)? If not you should. It is, in my judgment, the high water mark, by which I mean the blog post with the highest return to the reader, that a political scientist has yet to produce.
Correction: In the initial post I mistakenly typed 2013, rather than 2011, in the date (which Steve helpfully points out below). I have corrected it.