Considering Leaving Academic Philosophy?
If you’re considering leaving academic philosophy, you may find a recent post by Greg Stoutenberg at Philosophers’ Cocoon useful. (more…)
Grieving Academic Philosophy (guest post)
The following guest post* is by “S”, a philosopher who recently lost his tenure-track position because of his university’s budget cuts. (more…)
The Double Loss When Someone Departs Academia
Erin Bartram was revising a manuscript when she received an email informing her that her “last (and best) hope for a tenure-track job this year had evaporated.” (more…)
How To Tell People You’re Leaving Academia (Ought Experiment)
Welcome back to Ought Experiment! Today’s letter is from a philosopher who’s decided to leave the profession after several years of trying to get a tenure-track job, and is wondering how to break the news to academic friends and mentors:
After spending several years in NTT positions and failing yet again to get a TT job, I have decided to leave aca..
Helping Those Who Leave: What Can Departments Do?
For various reasons–personal, institutional, cultural, structural, etc.–some academics decide that the better course of action for them is to pursue careers outside of academia. Most PhD programs in philosophy, as far as I know, are not particularly interested in, or well set-up to be, helping their current students or recent graduates pursue non-academic careers…