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Interdisciplinary Career Resources

Academic publishing, writing for public audiences, and building diverse careers within and beyond the academy


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Finding and Seizing Career Opportunities

How to find and seize career opportunities related to teaching, writing, and mentorship to boost your career within or beyond academia.

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Using Side Gigs to Explore Career Options

Curious about careers beyond the tenure track? Learn how to find and use side gigs to make extra money and explore careers outside academia.

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Building Your Professional Network and Community

How to build and nurture a professional network and community of folks from diverse career paths to help you over the course of your career.

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Podcasting as Public Intellectualism

Learn how public scholars, academics, artists, activists, and cultural producers can use podcasting for public intellectualism.

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Deciding Whether to Finish Your PhD

Learn how to actively choose whether to stay and finish your PhD or embark on your next adventure—and what to do once you've made your choice.

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Fostering Intellectual Community in Your Academic Workplace

Learn how to foster intellectual community in academic workplaces using reading and writing groups, engaging mentorship, and other strategies.

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How to Move to a New City (Again) and Settle In

Learn how to move to a new city, settle in, and make any place feel like home—no matter how contingent the position or temporary the stay.

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Navigating Imposter Syndrome and Other Insecurities

Navigate imposter syndrome and other insecurities to regain confidence, free up mental space for work, and feel at home where you are.

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Prepping for Alt-ac or Post-ac Careers in Graduate School

How to prepare for alt-ac or post-ac careers while in graduate school: using your dissertation, building networks, and learning on the job.

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Academic Politics for New and Contingent Faculty

Help navigating academic politics for new and contingent faculty, including finding allies, trusting colleagues, knowing when to stay out of it, and knowing when it's worth it to jump in.

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Resisting Academic Busyness and Taking Weekends Off

Strategies to avoid the siren song of academic busyness, preserve your time, and finally take those weekends off—for real.

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Surviving Job Burnout in the Academy and Beyond

Strategies for dealing with job burnout, finding inspiration again, and getting projects done even when you'd rather do just about anything else.

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Dealing with Rejection in Academia

Learn how to navigate the inevitable waves of rejection that accompany academic life—including rejections from publishers and editors, possible mentors, fellowships, and jobs—as well as how to decide what role rejection will play in your decisions about work and life.

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Four Editors and a Paragraph: Editing Careers

Apart from differences in content, writing across newspapers, magazines, and books tends to be consistent in style and mechanics because of professional editing. Watch the editors on this panel as they describe and justify their edited versions of the same text.

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Moving Tips for Academics

One of the worst parts of academic life is the constant moving. Here are our expert tips on how to get from here to there as painlessly as possible.


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Embracing Academic Seasonality

Even if you have a favorite or a not-so-favorite part of the year, embracing the seasonality of academic life can mean more creativity, productivity, and inspiration for those projects while also helping you prioritize self-care and avoid burnout.

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Making Career Decisions in an Era of Uncertainty

How to make career decisions in an era of uncertainty and with limited information, and learn to live with those choices even as circumstances change.

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Building a Personal Academic Website

How to get started building a personal academic website that showcases your work as a scholar, educator, community member, and/or cultural producer.

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From Academic Editing To Imagining Otherwise

Dismantle Magazine's interview with founder Cathy Hannabach on taking Ideas on Fire from a freelance gig to a full-fledged editing and indexing agency.

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Networking and Informational Interviews

What to keep in mind when using informational interviews to craft an awesome interdisciplinary career within or beyond academia.

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How to Put Your Interdisciplinary Training to Work in an Editing Career

Interdisciplinary scholars often make fantastic academic editors. Here’s how you can get started building an interdisciplinary editing career.

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How to Turn a Side Gig into a Career: A Peek Behind the Scenes with Dismantle Magazine

A behind-the-scenes look at how Dismantle Magazine co-founders Elise Chatelain and Sara Tatyana Bernstein are turning their side project into a career.

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How to Turn Your CV into a Resume for Non-Academic Jobs

How to convert a CV into a resume highlighting the valuable skills you’ve developed in academia and your fit for diverse jobs.

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Building Your Post-ac, Non-ac, or Alt-ac Career

How doctoral students can use their degree to prepare themselves for post-ac, non-ac, or alt-ac careers in a variety of industries.

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Craft a Compelling Alt-ac or Post-ac Career Narrative

How interdisciplinary scholars can create a compelling career narrative to build their altac (alternative academic) or postac (post-academic) career.

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Tenure Review is Like Accounting, or Things I Wish I'd Know When I Started the Tenure Track

Prepping your materials for tenure review is time consuming and stressful. But it is much easier if you keep things organized as you go. Here's how.

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Academic Politics for New and Contingent Faculty

Help navigating academic politics for new and contingent faculty, including finding allies, trusting colleagues, and knowing when (and how) to stay out of it.

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Collaborative Research for Junior Faculty: Finding Collaborators

Academic collaborations can help you meet your career goals if approached right. Learn how to choose the best partners to work with on projects.

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Collaborative Research for Junior Faculty: Finding Projects

Once you've decided on your partners for collaborative research, you'll need to find projects that meet your collective goals. Here's how to identify them.

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Caring While in Academia

What does it mean to care while when in academia? Caring for our bodies, families, communities, time, and careers can be quite the juggling act.