I just gathered up a new Spring 2022 Career Outcomes Digest, with updates from both clients and readers. Lots of great updates on interviews, job offers, negotiations, and grants, plus one successful client tenure case! The negotiators make me … [Read more...] about Spring 2022 Career Outcomes Digest
Strategizing Your Success in Academia
by Dr. Elana Jefferson-Tatum Dr. Elana Jefferson-Tatum, Ph.D. is hypnobirthing coach, full-spectrum doula, and practitioner-scholar of Africana religions. After several years in the academy teaching at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and then Tufts … [Read more...] about Between Grief and Freedom: What My Dear Friend Taught Me About Getting to the Other Side of Academia
I'm excited to share three new events coming up under the auspices of The Professor Is Out---our work supporting people leaving the academy. On Feb. 24, Dr. Helana Darwin is leading an event on breaking into User Experience (UX) research, a very … [Read more...] about Cool Professor Is /Out/ Events Coming Up in Feb-March
The Professor Is Out private FB group is closing in on 20K members as it nears the end of its first year. Leaving academia is so painful, and so scary (especially now in the covid collapse), and the need for concrete advice and resources is so … [Read more...] about Introducing The Professor Is /Out/ Admin Team
Those who follow me on social media know I've suddenly started painting a Disaffected Academic Bunnies(TM) series. I've never painted before, and cannot tell you why I have started now. I just encountered the artist Natalya Shaloshvili on IG randomly … [Read more...] about Everyone Needs Play!
I am delighted to announce our four new staff members at The Professor Is In! Please join me in welcoming them! Vadricka Etienne (she/her) [Interview Coaching] is an assistant professor of African American and Black Diaspora Studies at the … [Read more...] about Introducing Our New Professor Is In Staff!
by Twyla Meding, PhD. Twyla Meding is a recently retired associate professor at a large state university, with a specialty in early modern French studies. She earned her Ph.D. in 1992 from one of the top five programs in her field. My story … [Read more...] about Trauma on the Tenure Track – A Guest Post
[Also originally shared on FB] Sharing a thought (adapted from a FB comment below): This whole recent kerfluffle about wHaT Is tHe PoInT oF tHiS [FB] pAge, a version of which arises about 2x a year, is so weird to me. I've always held … [Read more...] about The Professor Is In HAS Changed, Part II, or I Don’t Give a Flying Fuck What You Wear
Excited to share our first Career Success Digest of the year! Many successful Interview Intervention clients, plus offers, negotiations, and someone making the hard decision to leave the academy. Also, new this time: reactions from Karen's on-campus … [Read more...] about Career Success Digest #1 of 2021-2022
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