By Tamara Yakaboski, PhD. Tamara is a recovering academic who coaches and mentors folks through radical paradigm shifts so they can live an unapologetic life in soul alignment with self, nature, and community. Her vision is to create … [Read more...] about Departing Academia: Are Your Values Aligned or Disconnected?
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[This was posted originally on Facebook. See the original post here.] This is probably a good time to make something explicit that has been implicit for about a year now. I think academia is quite toxic for many - and actively sickifying … [Read more...] about The Professor Is In HAS Changed; You’re Not Imagining It
Various twitter pundits are self-importantly stating that the Great Resignation will never hit academia, because nobody would give up an academic job. 17K members of the Professor Is Out Facebook private group would say otherwise, friends. Other … [Read more...] about The Great Resignation and Academic Gaslighting
By Anonymous. I taught at five different universities over a ten year period, across five different countries. I never had tenure, just a bunch of shorter-term positions. I loved the travel of my job, and often visited remote locations … [Read more...] about How I Left Academia – Guest Post
A genre of tweet has been gaining steam the last couple weeks, about the complete meaninglessness of academic job application documents or processes. It's all a crap shoot, argues this line of thought. Further, the collapse in hiring has only exposed … [Read more...] about Nihilism Was Inevitable
"Why is it always the historians?" I muttered to myself after another little dustup on Twitter, another historian posting some jaunty, gaslighting, evasive, disaster-normalizing, "fellow-historians, give me your best advice for advisees applying to … [Read more...] about Why Is It Always the Historians?
#NotDyingToTeach #ProfessorIsOut I spend a lot of time on Twitter and these days, you can't go a day without seeing another academic--often a tenured prof--announcing their departure from academia. We really are in a Great Resignation. While I have … [Read more...] about #NotDyingToTeach
Are you looking at the shitshow that is the '21-'22 academic year and saying, no more? Are you just... done? If so, you're in good company. Our relatively new, private FB Mutual Support Group, The Professor Is Out, has been around for less than a … [Read more...] about The Professor Gets On LinkedIn
by Esther Freinkel Tishman, PhD, BCC (she/her) Esther Freinkel Tishman, Ph.D, BCC is an ordained Zen teacher, a full-time interfaith chaplain, a scholar of archetypes and religion, and a certified mindfulness instructor. She is also a former dean, … [Read more...] about Nice Kitty – The Professor is Zen Guest Post II
by Esther Freinkel Tishman Esther Freinkel Tishman, Ph.D, BCC is an ordained Zen teacher, a full-time interfaith chaplain, a scholar of archetypes and religion, and a certified mindfulness instructor. She is also a former dean, department head and … [Read more...] about The Backward Step – Professor Is Zen Guest Post I