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The Future-proof Ph.D.: Being Prepared for Positions Outside the Tenure Track in Higher Education

Date: Saturday November 3, 2012
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Shaun Longstreet, Ph.D., Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning, Marquette University; Affiliate Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences and Brenda Bethman, Ph.D., Director, UMKC Women’s Center; Acting Director of the Women’s & Gender Studies Program; Affiliated Faculty in German in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.Some graduate students are concerned about the current academic job market, fearing there will be few employment options beyond occasional adjunct piece­work after graduation. While that may be true for some positions, a quick review of the Chronicle of Higher Education on any given week reveals there are many more administrative and programming positions than faculty postings available. This highly interactive session provides concrete and immediate assistance for graduate students in any discipline who want to be better prepared to land a job that is both fulfilling and full­time without leaving the academy. We will stress ways in which participants can work to ensure that their Ph.D. training prepares them for a broader range of jobs, providing concrete advice on how graduates can make themselves marketable for academic administrative positions without increasing their time to degree.

Sponsored by the TRC’s Tomorrow’s Professor Today Program and Graduate Career Development at the University of Virginia

Shaun Longstreet, Ph.D. has over 12 years of faculty and graduate student professional development experience. Currently he is the Director for the Center for Teaching and Learning at Marquette University, and is an Affiliate Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences. He has held faculty development positions at The University of California, Irvine, The University of Texas, Dallas and Texas A&M University, where he was primarily full time faculty in the Department of Philosophy. He has presented and published on altac careers, inclusive excellence and serious games in higher education. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education.

Brenda Bethman, Ph.D. has served as director of the UMKC Womens Center since January 2007. She also holds appointments as Acting Director of the Women’s & Gender Studies Program, and as Affiliated Faculty in German in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Before landing at UMKC, she worked as the Director of the Women’s & Gender Equity Resource Center at Texas A&M University and in a variety of graduate positions at the DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst. Brenda has presented and published on altac careers, social media, assessment, women’s leadership, women’s literature, Austrian literature, and feminism in a variety of venues. She was recently appointed to the MLA’s Committee on Academic Freedom, Rights, and Responsibilities.

 

Shaun Longstreet
Photo by: Ben Smidt

Brenda Bethman

 

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