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Show Me the Data on the Job Market

When over 70% of the jobs are, well, alt-ac, then it’s actually tenure-track or permanent faculty positions that have become the “alternative” career path. If you have to label us working outside of tenure-track faculty, some argue for using career diversity instead.

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Face Palm

I saw this story from Southern Illinois University Carbondale this morning, about recruiting “volunteers” to adjunct for them. Um, whut? “Qualified alumni would not teach entire courses, but might deliver an individual lecture, lead a seminar discussion, mentor students or contribute to thesis committees.” Um. Again, what?

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Why I started this blog

I frequently find myself talking with grad students or recent Ph.D.s who say things that make me realize they haven’t even researched their career outlooks and planned out their options, nevermind considered the possibility of finding no job in their field.

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