We know that to get an academic position you need to publish from your dissertation. It would be helpful to at least have a good idea of where your research program is going to go next. If you can get started on that next project, even better. Competition is stiff. Even institutions that don't … [Read more...] about Post-PhD precarity
The Conscious Careers course gives you tools and a structure for making decisions about jobs even in difficult times. We help you determine what you have to offer and figure out what your real options are. Learn more and register here. It's not just that the labour market is awful right … [Read more...] about Job hunting in times of change
As I've said before, not all academic jobs are the same. Some people really value teaching. They do it well. They figure out how to do it better. Seeing students get it is what motivates them. They are, as Chris Atherton noted recently, "exactly the kind of person you’d want teaching your kids … [Read more...] about What if teaching really is your thing?
It means that it's a competition, just like the Olympics. It means that you can be among the best in the world and still not get a medal job. It means that you have to go out there and do what needs to be done to the best of your ability anyway. Potential employers don't want to know what … [Read more...] about What it means to say the job market is “competitive”
In my last two posts, I suggested that you can decide what kind of academic career you want, and that it's a good idea to get information and advice from a variety of sources, including informational interviews, to help you figure that out and learn more about the kind of academic career you … [Read more...] about A job search is a 2-way process