Why we are independent scholars:
A new article in the Atlantic suggests that there is no shortage of scientists; there’s a shortage of jobs. Read on:
With the smaller number of postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities, it appears that new Ph.D.s in those fields are more likely than young scientists to have a steady job – or, equally, to have no job.
7-8:30 P.M., at the UMass University Club. Not as daunting as it sounds; have a drink and get away from your computer. Hope to see you there.
We’re delighted to receive the following:
Dear Hidden Scholars,
Zeteo: The Journal of Interdisciplinary Writing (CUNY) would love to see some of your work come out of hiding (and into our journal). The current call for papers may be found at http://zeteojournal.com/submission-guidelines/. (And we could ease up on the 15 Feb deadline for you.) We may be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best, William Eaton, Editorial Adviser
When women leave academic science, a lot of training and brain power go unused. Are there alternatives to the 12-hour day? Check the discussion at sciencemoms.wordpress.com.
This book and blog are also for nonscientists and for anyone looking for alternative academic careers.
Thanks very much to Emily.
A junior scholar resigns a tenure-track position to become an independent “rogue scholar” – “online and in hi-def.” There are links to a number of related articles, too.
Thanks to Elizabeth for sharing this.
For those on the mailing list: your coordinator has been dealing with a series of computer breakdowns, and the computer guru apparently did not transfer the mailing list from one program to the other. I can recover it, but I’m about to leave for a conference and can’t do it right now.
NEXT MEETUP: Thursday, February 28, 7-8:30. University Club at UMass. Strategizing about outreach, plus networking and socializing.