CIRTL Online Coffee Hour Series: Alternative academic careers, this Thursday 1/24, 12-1 PM

[And here’s the next in the CIRTL coffee hour series, passed along to us by Dr. Shirley Yu, CIRTL Liaison]

Alternative academic career (alt-ac) opportunities appear to be increasing in both number and prominence. What are these positions, and how can you pursue them? How can your teaching or research experience be an asset in these positions? What are the advantages and disadvantages of staying in academia in a non-faculty position?  Where are the non-academic positions in industry, government, or education?  Hear these individuals in alternative academic careers talk about their experiences and perspectives.

Facilitated by:
Sue Cardinal, Chemistry Librarian, University of Rochester
Anne Poduska, Graduate & International Student Career Advisor, Cornell University
Chris Vanags, Associate Director, Center for Science Outreach, Vanderbilt University

This CIRTL Coffee Hour series will run monthly on the 4th Thursdays at 12 pm CT and will focus on building an academic career. Future topics include navigating tenure and promotion, developing a work-life balance and teaching at a primarily minority institution.  We welcome comments or suggestions; contact Robin Greenler ( with any feedback.

To join the session, download a flyer, or see archived recordings of previous sessions, go to


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