Welcome to my new productivity series: Just One Thing. Each Tuesday, I will share just one thing that you can do to move your work forward. The thing I want to talk to you today about is rewriting stories. In particular, the stories we tell … [Read more...] about Just One Thing: Rewrite Your Stories
I get asked questions like the following about once a week. "I recently completed an interview for a TT job. Everything went well — they spoke to my references, I did a teaching demo. It’s now been over a month and I’ve heard absolutely nothing … [Read more...] about Is the Search Committee Ghosting You?
Since the grifter thing arose again this week with my discovery of the (now apparently defunct) @ProfessorGrift account - made by some unnamed historian and devoted to trolling me - I want to provide this free public service. Historians (and the … [Read more...] about Karen Is a Grifter *Free Starter Pack*
Over the past decade I have served as expert witness in custody and removal cases, in which (so far) the mother has received a secure (tenure track/tenured) academic job offer, and the father has tried to prevent her move, with the children, to take … [Read more...] about I Help With Custody Cases for Academics
By Cecilia Caballero. Bio: Based in LA, Cecilia Caballero is a single mother, creative nonfiction writer, poet, teaching artist, and lecturer of Ethnic Studies. As a teaching artist, Cecilia facilitates generative poetry workshops for BIPOC … [Read more...] about Paying The Price: The Costs of Academia for First-Gen BIPOC Scholars
By Dr. Louise Williams Dr. Louise Williams is a philosophical counselor and coach serving the survivors of toxic people. Her business is Empowerment Through Thought. After navigating two toxic parents, a toxic ex, and a toxic mother-in-law, she … [Read more...] about What the Heck is Philosophical Counseling?
By Sandra Mizumoto Posey I’m an accidental academic, but once I fell into academia I kept falling. It was pure luck that the only job I was invited to interview for when I was searching for a job with benefits — in or out of academia — was the one … [Read more...] about Near Death of an Accidental Academic – Guest Post
Emotional, physical, spiritual exhaustion. Cynicism and snark as far as the eye can see. Job conditions getting worse by the minute. How do we get our energy back? The answer is: we can’t. We won’t. Not by working the same old jobs in the same old … [Read more...] about Upcoming Coaching Events for Scholars in Crisis
This guest post comes from a post on the Professor Is /Out/ private FB group; the author kindly agreed to share here. BIO: The author most recently served as a Lecturer of Software Engineering at an R2, teaching introductory computing principles … [Read more...] about Letting Myself Leave Academia as an Act of Self-Love – Prof Is /Out/ Guest Post
I'm happy to share another digest. Stories of leaving academia have migrated over to the Professor Is Out FB group so I don't get them in my inbox much anymore... But suffice to say, there are PLENTY of those too! Negotiating Client: Karen– … [Read more...] about Career Outcomes Digest, Spring 2022