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Life in higher ed as an “alt-ac”: a profile of two jobs

Posted on July 22, 2020

The term “alt-ac” was widely discussed in the mid 20-teens, and it’s problematic and misleading but I haven’t seen a better term. Essentially, “alternative academics” are folks with terminal degrees working outside of faculty roles. Either working in industry, or working in administrative positions in higher education, “alt-acs” engage in research, but their “day job” is something other than teaching.  I fall into this category, and I wanted to share my experience in two pretty different jobs. Since the tenure-trackRead More

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