Krien: Alt-ac is a matter of perspective

June 12, 2019

"Alt-ac" does not have to denote jobs taken out of desperation after the quest for tenure fails, writes Brady Krien. Instead, academic job-seekers would do well to focus on the upside of pursuing careers beyond the professoriate. Krien notes that many non-academic careers offer good pay and benefits, with the additional perk that non-academic professionals have the opportunity to enjoy a work-life balance that the academy seldom affords. Additionally, private and public sector jobs can leverage PhD-level skillsets, so a job outside of the academy does not necessarily preclude rigorous thought. Inside Higher Ed (International)