Post PhD Publish or Perish

Historically, publish or perish was the constant chant heard by wanna-be tenure candidates. Today it seems that even though universities are not hiring as many tenure track professionals, sessional instructors are learning that publish or perish is important for their CV as well. You've been working for five years as a sessional instructor, picking up the 100 …

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Why Not Hire Educated People?

Employers often disregard applicants that they deem to be over educated and PhD graduates are victims of this senseless exclusion. Is education ever a waste of time? Is there such a thing as over-educated? Why can't employers recognize a good thing when they see it? When did hiring educated people become out of fashion? You've …

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Are Canadian universities preparing PhD’s for non-professoriate careers?

While universities and colleges continue to withhold full time continuing faculty positions in favor of sessional hires, graduating students are facing the realization that they may need to pursue non-teaching careers; despite their dreams of  paying off their student loans with a middle income position. But are they prepared to enter the non-academic or 'real …

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