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Moving On...

Moving On: Essays on the Aftermath of Leaving Academia

This book (which you can buy as an Kindle e-book here) was essential to helping me come to terms with my decision. 365 more words



The break-up hasn’t happened yet. I’m still trying to find a way to tell my partner of the last five years that I don’t want to be with him anymore. 892 more words


There's No "I" in Team, Unless You're in Academia

Since deciding to leave the professoriate, I’ve read countless blogs written by those struggling with the same decision.  Like me, these folks have endured the time consuming, mentally exhausting, ego busting, money devouring “tenure-track odyssey.”  We’ve persisted in our pilgrimage because we were promised the glory of a title.  739 more words


Working 9 to 5

After much deliberation, I’ve accepted a 9 – 5 job. As a result, my blogging activity might slow down a bit, at least for the first few weeks. 314 more words


Important vs Impressive

There was some discussion in the post-ac blogosphere last month on whether there’s such a thing as the ‘right’ post-academic job (see here and here… 904 more words


The Push-Pull of the Un(der)-Employed Ph.D.

Today, for the first time ever, I actually typed, “I hate my Ph.D.” The catalyst, as you might guess, was job search related. The thing is, that came not too long after other thoughts about Ph.D.s staying inside because of the nominal prestige of teaching at a university. 538 more words