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Fe post PhD The strategies are sound and the straight talk about how to approach a career that maymay not involve tenure track is something that few very few places and spaces do wellHighest recommendation for anyone who may advise graduate students Only given 4 stars because it s not a book for anyone outside of academia. G graduate students or mentoring recent professional graduatesEncountering alt ac career challengesThe authors offer case stories―their own and those of colleagues across North America in alt ac roles―with concrete examples designed to help readers pursue obtain and excel in a wide variety of alt ac positions The book can eually be used as a resource for graduate courses on professional development and job market preparation.

K to any academic considering or currently undergoing the alt ac route I read this in preparation for teaching and presenting a conference session on guiding graduate students to alternative academic career pathways This is the best resource available for graduate students and advisors who are interested in navigating i. He alt ac job market Yet the administrative ranks in higher education institutions are growing as colleges and universities are creating a diverse range of positions that support teaching and earning effortsFocusing on the range of potential alternative career choices this highly practical book offers tools and prompts for readers who areConsidering whether to choose an alt ac career pathSeeking specific alt ac positionsAdvisin.

This volume was surprisingly yet pleasantly engaging They offer clear and usable advice while simultaneously being both realistic and caring It is particularly refreshing that they acknowledge the role of emotions in this process as well as the complications that interpersonal relationships can cause I recommend this boo. A growing number of people completing or holding graduate degrees now seek non faculty positions―also called alternative academic or “alt ac” positions―at different stages in their careers While an increasing number of people with doctoral degrees are hunting for a diminishing pool of tenure track faculty jobs most degree granting institutions do not adeuately prepare their graduate students to enter the new reality of

(Going Alt–Ac: A Guide to Alternative Academic Careers) Free ´ Kathryn E. Linder

Dr Kathryn Katie Linder is the executive director for program development at Kansas State University's Global Campus She earned her BA in English Literature from Whitworth University in Spokane WA and her MA and PhD in Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University

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