When scholars share their job talks after being hired, DH and libraries interviewing processes become a little less mysterious. Academia has many genres of presentation. It can be difficult to draft your first job talk without seeing how others in your field translate a job ad’s requirements into a job talk’s expression of their unique expertise. Lee Skallerup Bessette, Celeste Tuong…. Continue reading “Disrupt the Humanities? (Managing Director job talk)”.
[Cross-posted at my personal website] I am delighted to announce the release of a report, executive summary, data, and slides from the Scholarly Communication Institute’s recent study investigating perceptions of career preparation provided by humanities graduate programs. The study focused on people with advanced degrees in the humanities who have pursued alternative academic careers. Everything…. Continue reading “Now available: Report and data from SCI’s survey on career prep and graduate education”.
[Cross-posted from my personal website] This spring and summer has been the busiest travel season I have ever had. While I won’t deny that I’m happy to be rounding the corner on my last two trips this summer, I’ve learned a tremendous amount as I’ve bounced from city to city, and feel lucky to have…. Continue reading “Summer of travel, DH edition”.
We are thrilled to announce an exciting job opportunity on the leadership team here in the Department of Digital Research & Scholarship. Read on for more details! Head of Scholars’ Lab Are you an experienced digital humanities scholar-practitioner with a strong background in project management and public service? The University of Virginia Library seeks an…. Continue reading “Are you the new Head of Scholars’ Lab?”.
[Cross-posted from my personal site.] I’ve had the privilege of talking about graduate education reform and career preparation for humanities scholars at several universities this spring, including Stanford, NYU, and the University of Delaware. I’ve adapted the following from those presentations. The full dataset from the study that I discuss will be available later this…. Continue reading “Humanities Unbound: Careers & Scholarship Beyond the Tenure Track”.
Cross-posted at my personal website. I gave the following talk at the 2013 MLA Convention in Boston as part of an excellent roundtable organized by Paul Fyfe, who has also collected a number of resources in a Zotero library. The wide-ranging presentations sparked many thoughtful questions that I hope will lead to continued discussion about…. Continue reading “Rebooting Graduate Training: An MLA Roundtable”.
I gave the following presentation at SCI’s recent meeting on rethinking graduate education. It was the first time I’ve publicly discussed results from the study on career preparation in humanities graduate programs that I’ve written about previously. I was honored to discuss the topic with our extremely knowledgeable group of participants, and the thoughtful questions…. Continue reading “Outside the Pipeline: From Anecdote to Data”.
I’m pleased to announce that the Scholarly Communication Institute is conducting a study on career preparation in humanities graduate programs. As part of this study, we have launched two confidential surveys: the first is for people on alternative academic career paths (that is, people with graduate training in the humanities and allied fields working beyond the professoriate); the second survey is…. Continue reading “Announcing a new SCI study on alternative academic career paths”.
I’m happy to announce that a census of alternate academics, the first public-facing component of my work with the Scholarly Communication Institute, is now open to contributions. If you have graduate training in the humanities and work outside of the tenure track, I’d like to warmly invite you to add your information to the growing database.…. Continue reading “Calling All #Alt-Academics!”.
Hi, readers! It’s such a pleasure to be writing in this space. As you may know, I came onboard as Senior Research Specialist for the Scholarly Communication Institute just a couple of weeks ago. SCI is housed within the Scholars’ Lab (which means I get to be a part of this stellar group that, if you’re…. Continue reading “An intro to my work with the Scholarly Communication Institute (SCI)”.
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