Self-Criticism and the Academy — Postac Post by Jessica Langer

by Post-ac Career Coach Jessica Langer Academia is a climate of constant and unrelenting criticism. This is obvious in a professional sense: our work is often called “criticism” as a catch-all, and in the process of building upon our field … Continue reading

UCLA Makes Excuses About Sexual Harassment – Guest Post Part II

by Cassia Roth [KK: please take action by contacting the people below. Stand up for the victims of this serial sexual harasser who is being protected and enabled by his institution.  Letter texts below] As readers of the TPII Blog … Continue reading

Academia, You Don’t Own Me Any Longer: Or, Why I Started a Small Business While On Sabbatical – Guest Post by Adeline Koh

by Adeline Koh Bio: Adeline is an associate professor at Stockton University, an independent web designer and the founder of a skincare product startup, Sabbatical Beauty. She’s passionate about teaching, web design, technology, and the darker side behind tech: inequality and … Continue reading

A Scientist Leaves the Pyramid Scheme of Academia – Out-Ac Guest Post

by Viviane Callier Vivianne is one of our new Out-Ac Coaches. Please learn more about her here, and get in touch at postaccareers@gmail.com if you’d like to work with her or any of the Out-Ac team. ~~~~~~~~~ I left the … Continue reading

Re-examining Life in Academia in the Face of Death – A Post-Ac Guest Post

By Cassia Roth From Karen:  Upon learning of Cassia’s story, I asked her if she’d be willing to share her story in a guest post.  She kindly agreed.  Then, I also encountered Darcy Hannibal’s story, which we posted last week.  … Continue reading

Work-Life Balance? Post 1 of Many

This was originally posted in 2011. As you can see from the title, at the time I expected to write a lot more posts about work-life balance. I’m just getting to that now, in 2016! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Since opening The Professor … Continue reading