AltAc Adventures

Alternatives to academia and the people who pursue them.


System Failures in Academia

PhD programs have much to offer students who don’t want tenure-track positions but have few reasons to encourage and support them.


SciCurious writes that the academic system failed her by not kicking her out of her PhD program. She does not want to be a lab scientist, and there were not mechanisms in place to recognize…


 Mis Pensamientos Sobre La Amistad

 ¿Acaso no crees que un amigo siempre estará ahí para ayudarte?


ACADEMIC SCIENCE – FEELING BOXED IN?


(note: includes humanities references )

Science Is Great!


Professors in the wasteland

Becoming a professor no longer guarantees academic freedom


I had been a non-tenure professor of Kyoto University from April 2010 to…


Jailbreaking My Academic Career

The life, times, and travels of one alternative-academic PhD


I finished my PhD, in English, in December of 2012. It’s been a…

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