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  1. Three things to consider when you are thinking about leaving the tenure track (essay)

    Conditionally Accepted Stepping Off the Tenure Track -- Part II In last week’s blog post , I shared a bit about my journey considering a life and career beyond academic teaching and research. As a first-generation colle ...

    Fatimah Williams Castro - Jan 27 2017

  2. An academic recognizes she no longer wants to pursue a tenure-track position (essay)

    Conditionally Accepted Stepping Off the Tenure Track -- Part I I remember when I made the decision to apply to graduate school. I was excited about the prospect of being able to dig into topics that interested me and to ma ...

    Fatimah Williams Castro - Jan 20 2017

  3. Advice for those struggling in their search for an academic job (essay)

    exit strategies. The best ideas for nonacademic or alt-ac employment show up when you really let your ...

    Heather Steffen - Jan 5 2017

  4. Advice for Ph.D. graduates deciding to leave academe (essay)

    Carpe Careers Taking an Unexpected Turn Being a graduate student has many perks (not just free food!), which I didn’t realize until after I graduated with my Ph.D. in 2013. For me, as I am sure for many of you, graduat ...

    Adriana Bankston - Dec 19 2016

  5. 5 Questions for An Evaluation and Assessment Scholar

    (alt-ac) postdoc? I think many people would have delayed some of the choices I’ve already made ...

    Joshua Kim - Dec 13 2016

  6. Advice and encouragement to humanities Ph.D.s in pursuing diverse career paths (essay)

    Carpe Careers A Message to Next-Gen Humanities Ph.D.s In August, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded approximately $1.7 million in funding to 28 institutions for planning and implementing changes in doctoral ...

    Amy Pszczolkowski - Nov 21 2016

  7. The 5 Stages of An Alt-Ac Career

    to divide your past, present, and future alt-ac (alternative academic) career into stages - what would you come up with? The reason to try to come up with a career model for us alt-ac folks is that so few career models for our profession exist.  Those of us working in an alt-ac career always feel like we ...

    Joshua Kim - Sep 15 2016

  8. Five Alt-Ac Careers for the Passionate Teacher

    written on alt-ac careers before—including Adopting an Alt-Ac Strategy from the Start and the First Steps to Launching an Alt-Ac Search —most of our posts have been very general, and as I’ve been working on my own alt-ac strategy for the past year or so, I realized that a more specific resource might ...

    Anne Guarnera - Sep 8 2016

  9. Grad departments need to prepare students for careers beyond academe (essay)

    are not mutually exclusive. Some universities are banding together to develop alt-ac programs like the Humanities ...

    Marcus Cederström - Nov 2 2016

  10. Choosing the Right Advisor

    opening. You may desire a career at a teaching institution, an administrative position, or an alt-ac career ...

    DeWitt Scott - Nov 8 2016

  11. An academic describes the challenges of transitioning to an alt-ac life (essay)

    . My sense is that other  alt-ac folks encounter similar difficulties with adjusting to different ...

    Jeana Jorgensen - Jun 24 2016

  12. On Choosing an Alternative Academic Path

    would any sane person choose an alt-ac career over the tenure track? I think it’s the other way around. It’s very sane to have an alt-ac career, or as my friend Ian Street (postdoc and science ...

    Joshua Kim - Sep 26 2016

  13. An academic describes her experience since becoming an alt-ac sex educator (essay)

    in the adult sex education field. As part of her alt-ac outreach, she writes for both Conditionally Accepted ...

    Jeana Jorgensen - May 20 2016

  14. 4 Ways My Alt-Ac Interests Have Changed

    in the same city as my wife, and to follow her through her training.  Many alt-acs are, like me, trailing ...

    Joshua Kim - May 25 2016

  15. The sex-negativity mind-set in academe (essay)

    pathological, everything about it becomes distorted. The more time I spend being alt-ac, the less I worry ...

    Jeana Jorgensen - Aug 12 2016

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