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Mobilizing the humanities for diverse careers | University Affairs

Mobilizing the humanities for diverse careers | University Affairs | Alt-Academic | Scoop.it
How do we turn the doctoral student’s significant skills into a career outside academia?
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Some good ideas for broadening faculty's and students' perspectives vis-a-vis potential careers for humanities PhDs.

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MLA 2012: A Nonteaching Academic Job Search Resources · brendabethman · Storify

Resources for before, during, and after your nonteaching academic job search. Compiled with the assistance of Shaun Longstreet & Lisa Roetzel.
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Useful resources for those interested in a variety of careers in Higher Education.

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What Are All The PhDs?

What Are All The PhDs? | Alt-Academic | Scoop.it
Sharing The Career Path Of All PhDs
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Great resource to read about what jobs people with PhDs are doing.  

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Your job options after a PhD - in a diagram | Jobs on Toast

Your job options after a PhD - in a diagram | Jobs on Toast | Alt-Academic | Scoop.it
What are your career options after you've completed your PhD? In this post I show you the four main employment options you have.
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This post puts alt-ac in context of career various options for PhDs. There's also a handy diagram that can be downloaded.

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What is a Flexible Academic? - Order of Education

What is a Flexible Academic? - Order of Education | Alt-Academic | Scoop.it
The new Flexible Academics group at Vitae is a place to ask questions, share resources, and meet other like-minded people.
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Info about a new group for those interested in alt-ac and post-ac issues. Also suggests the name 'Flexible Academic' as both an umbrella term for and alternative to Alt-Academic and Post-Academic.

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Kennedy para academic careers workshop for humanities postgrads

Beyond Lecturing: Careers in Higher Education. Workshop for postgraduate students and early career researchers about the variety of careers in HE

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A workshop to help researchers identify their HE-related skills and knowledge and consider how to utilise these in diverse Higher Education careers.

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Leaving Academia? It's Time to Have ‘The Talk’

Leaving Academia? It's Time to Have ‘The Talk’ | Alt-Academic | Scoop.it
Leave a bad relationship, and your friends will congratulate you on walking away. But tell them you’re leaving academia, and they’ll probably pressure you to stay. Here’s how to politely explain yourself.
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The Altac Track: Carving Out a New Professional Space for PhDs in Academe - Ethos

The Altac Track: Carving Out a New Professional Space for PhDs in Academe - Ethos | Alt-Academic | Scoop.it
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2015 Conference

2015 Conference | Alt-Academic | Scoop.it
Update, 17 March: The conference program is here! The second annual Beyond the Professoriate online conference is happening on 2 and 9 May 2015, 11:00am-6:00pm (or so) EDT. Spread the word! Registr...
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There is a whole Higher Ed stream in the 2015 Beyond the Professoriate online conference.

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The Revolutionary Notion That Ph.D.s Working Outside Academia Are Not Miserable Failures

The Revolutionary Notion That Ph.D.s Working Outside Academia Are Not Miserable Failures | Alt-Academic | Scoop.it
When I first heard the term “alt-ac,” I thought of supplementary insurance and spokesducks. It actually stands for “alternative academic” careers, but the comparison wasn’t too far off, really: For new Ph.D.s and those just now limping to the ends of their dissertations, many disciplines just released their first (and...
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How attitudes within HE can sometimes discourage postgraduates from widening their career aspirations.

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More university staff positions are being filled by PhDs | University Affairs

More university staff positions are being filled by PhDs | University Affairs | Alt-Academic | Scoop.it
This is a legitimate career option.
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"The institutional expertise acquired by PhD students during their studies can be a valuable asset to a university"

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PhDs At Work - Connecting PhDs Across Industries

PhDs At Work - Connecting PhDs Across Industries | Alt-Academic | Scoop.it
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This looks like a great networking and support site for PhDs working outside Higher Ed. Nothing there yet about those with alt-academic careers inside HE, but we could join this network and start to change that.

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From PhD to life | Transition Q & A: Emily Simmons | University Affairs

From PhD to life | Transition Q & A: Emily Simmons | University Affairs | Alt-Academic | Scoop.it
Transition Q & A: Emily Simmons
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Some good insights from a PhD working outside the professoriat but inside Higher Ed.

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Going Alt-Ac: How to Begin

Going Alt-Ac: How to Begin | Alt-Academic | Scoop.it
"Piled Higher and Deeper" by Jorge Cham, www.phdcomics.com. Used with permission.   Ashley Sanders is a doctoral candidate in the department of history at Michigan State University. You can fo...
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How #altac research happens

How #altac research happens | Alt-Academic | Scoop.it
Kieran Fenby-Hulse is the Researcher Development Officer at Bath Spa University (UK). He is primarily responsible for delivering and developing research development workshops and online training ma...
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Research, writing and publishing in an alt-academic role

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