The Genuine Job Search (Out-Ac post by Karen Cardozo)

by Karen Cardozo If you’ve been following my posts, you know that I am a major proponent of a both/and approach. This proclivity emerges in my bio as an interdisciplinary or, more precisely, an undisciplined scholar: through years of academic … Continue reading

Certifications You Can Use for Post-Ac Employment – Robert Oprisko (3 of 3)

by Robert Oprisko One of the largest hurdles that a non-STEM Ph.D. will face moving into the Post-Ac environment is perception, both their own and others of who they are and what they do.  Successful transition into a non-academic environment … Continue reading

Post-Ac or Academic Ronin – Postac Guest Post

by Robert Oprisko While in graduate school, you “count.”  You hold an active affiliation with an R1 university, you are assumed to be capable to teach undergraduate students at said R1 university, and your potential is unlimited.  Once you graduate, … Continue reading

Being an Academic (Alt, Ac, or Otherwise) – Guest Post

I’m happy to welcome Dr. Robert Oprisko to the TPII post-ac blogging team.  Robert has written widely on adjuncting and the decline and fall of academia, and is deep in his own post-academic transition. Robert’s Bio: Robert Oprisko earned his … Continue reading

An Alt-Ac Summer Workshop That Works (A guest post)

This post is contributed by reader Rebecah Pulsifer.  I hope that other programs will read this and consider developing similar initiatives.  Thank you, Rebecah! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Graduate study, as TPII readers know well, is wildly out of step with the current … Continue reading

The “Tenuous Track” (A Guest Post)

by Anonymous, Ph.D. Given that the vast majority of faculty members now teach off the tenure track, landing one of these coveted positions feels like winning the academic lottery. Before accepting my current tenure track position, I was actually fortunate … Continue reading