Tag Archives: Leaving Academia

Is Leaving Academia Like Not Having a Baby?

One of the difficult things about postacademia is all the explaining we have to do about why we are leaving academia. See, we go to school for about a million years and then, when we get to the end, we … Continue reading

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On Fear

Phew! I was really sweating bullets for a while last week after an old grad school chum encouraged me to apply for a full-time job at Local Community College, where apparently I might even be hired! (Or not.) At the … Continue reading

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The Ghostly Hand

I honestly thought I was done. I was out of academia for good. I was happy about it. I am happy about it. Do you ever feel like something keeps pulling you back into a place that you’re trying to … Continue reading

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Walking Away from Adjuncting

The post-academic blogosphere is awesome today. There is some great writing out there about How To Quit Adjuncting, including posts by After Academe and From Grad School to Happiness. Go forth and read. I can’t add much to their stellar … Continue reading

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Graduate School Delusions

Since I left academia, I have run into a few people who are afflicted with what I call Humanities Grad School Delusions. I can recognize them from a distance of forty paces because I was one of them once. I … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Up! It’s Not All Bleak! You Have So Much to Offer!

On our last episode of Post Academic in NYC, we heard the sad tale of how I was contacted by the College Where I Used to Adjunct to, well, adjunct. See, I already resigned last spring, and I even presented … Continue reading

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I’m Back. Plus: Great Post-Academic Blogs

Hello World, I wasn’t sure I would return to this blog. On account of my rage. That whole thing at the the MLA last year made me so angry that I decided that I am not even post-academic anymore. I … Continue reading

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Let Go

Someone’s resignation yesterday got me thinking about the meaning of life. No, it wasn’t Hosni Mubarak. Although, while I’m on the subject, good riddance to you, sir. Actually, I’m talking about Jerry Sloan, head coach of my beloved Utah Jazz, … Continue reading

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Deadbeat: On NOT Applying For This One Academic Job In Particular

  I think I dodged a bullet. While the bullet was in mid-air coming at me at mock [sic] 12 (actually, I don’t know how fast that is; it SOUNDS really fast though), I had to conduct my first “job … Continue reading

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Academia May Be Pointless. But Is It More Pointless Than Other Things?

Hey remember how this blog was supposed to be about volunteering? I have a vague memory of this! Yet, somehow I have stumbled into writing more generally about Stuff That Interests Me. How did that happen? The good news is … Continue reading

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