The Freelance Academic

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Bridging Academia

Turns out an ex-faculty member can serve as a bridge between the academy and the nonacademic world.
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Why Am I Teaching Again?

Two years after leaving academe, a former adjunct rediscovers her love for the classroom.
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The 50-Percent Problem

All of that extra work you keep doing in hopes it will lead to a tenure-track job? It won’t.
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What’s Your BATNA?

It’s your “best alternative to a negotiated agreement,” and having a strong one in hand improves your bargaining position.
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Losing My Affiliation

A university title gives you access to things that you don’t know you’ll miss until they’re no longer at your disposal.