Recommended for: PhD students at any stage, for those considering careers outside of academia
Are you a doctoral student who isn’t sure a faculty position is for you? “Alternative academic” or "Alt Ac" careers refer to careers entirely outside of the academy or jobs outside the professoriate but within other spheres of higher education. Learn more about whether an Alt Ac career is something you should consider and how to begin discerning what those career options might look like given your skillsets, talents, and passions in this podcast by Dr. Julia Daniel (geared more toward humanities students.)
Episode One addresses some of the historical and economic reasons for the state of the job market and what teaching positions really entail in 2021. In Episode Two, Dr. Daniel addresses some of the mental stumbling blocks that we must overcome to even allow ourselves to consider Alt Ac careers, offers some brainstorming exercises, and discusses what some of those options are. (If you already have a general understanding of the job market, feel free to skip to Episode Two!)
How to Have a Successful Career in Academic Administration
Recommended for: Graduate students at any stage, for those considering careers in higher education administration
In April 2022, Baylor University Provost Dr. Nancy Brickhouse discussed how to have a successful career in academic administration, including her own personal story, the difference between a faculty role versus an administrative role, perspectives from a female experience, the daily work of an administrator, and career advice. This was done in an interview format with Dr. Beth Allison Barr, with a Q&A period following. This workshop is presented in a transcript format.
Recorded April 2022.