Why humanities PhD progs can't ignore #alt-ac career paths anymore: MT @briancroxall: Graduate school: just don't go! http://t.co/DbAyRJqj
— Amanda Watson (@amndw2) December 30, 2011
PhD candidates and early career researchers in the humanities are often advised that few will secure tenure-track positions. Given the realities of the competitive academic job market - why aren't more of us discussing hybrid and alternative career options? Join us next Friday to investigate a growing movement towards alternative academic (alt-ac) careers.
When: Friday 8 November, 2-3pm
Where: Arts room 1.33 (CHE meeting room).
Questions we'll be asking include:
- What does an alt-ac career look like?
- What are the most effective alt-ac career building strategies?
- What are the main challenges associated with hybrid careers and how might they be overcome?
- What is the relationship between Digital Humanities and alt-ac?
- How could UWA better prepare early career researchers in the humanities for non-academic careers?
Bethany Nowviskie, The #alt-ac Track: Negotiating Your ‘Alternative Academic’ Appointment, Chronicle of Higher Ed, August 31, 2010.
Brian Croxhall, Five Questions and Three Answers about Alt-Ac, 7 January 2012.
Lisa Spiro, What Is *She* Doing Here? Crafting a Professional Identity as a Digital Humanist/Librarian, #Alt-academy, 7 May 2011.
Tom Scheinfeldt, Toward a Third Way: Rethinking Academic Employment, 6 May 2011.