Turns out an ex-faculty member can serve as a bridge between the academy and the nonacademic world.
The Freelance Academic
Here are some reasons to go if you can afford it.
Two years after leaving academe, a former adjunct rediscovers her love for the classroom.
Hint: It also involves doing a lot of things you won’t love.
Ph.D.s are trained to believe their legacy should be a book, a grant, a discovery. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
All of that extra work you keep doing in hopes it will lead to a tenure-track job? It won’t.
What to do when your former colleagues become your clients.
It’s your “best alternative to a negotiated agreement,” and having a strong one in hand improves your bargaining position.
You don’t need an academic title or tenure to start pitching articles on your area of expertise.
Thanks to tax laws, that question is more complicated than it may seem.
The point is not merely to survive, but to succeed.
A university title gives you access to things that you don’t know you’ll miss until they’re no longer at your disposal.
Nontenure-trackers are the freelancers of academia, and we need to start acting like it.
Five principles to guide you in a career without a university employer.