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What’s Happening?: December 2016

The semester’s end is nearly upon us! Ah! If you’re looking for something to do during this trying and busy time to distract yourself from all this writing, we’ve collected the few remaining happenings in the month of December here … Continue reading

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What’s Happening: March 2016

March comes in like a lion this year, with three exciting and important department events within the next week and a half. First up is the visit from Leonard Cassuto, author of The Graduate School Mess. His book talk will be on … Continue reading

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Contingent Labor, Part II

At last I present the long-delayed sequel to the post on contingent labor. Part I covered the realities, both good and bad, of being an adjunct; here, I will recap our panelists’ advice on finding adjunct work, surviving it, and … Continue reading

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Contingent Labor: Thoughts from our Colleagues, Part I

Yesterday’s Contingent Labor Panel, part of Jenna Lay’s Job Market panel series, featured four of our Lehigh colleagues, either current students or recent graduates. Colleen Martell, Rebecca Martin, Nicole Batchelor and George Mote have a variety of experiences in the adjuncting … Continue reading

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Alt-Ac: Maybe We’re Already Doing It

Almost a year ago, I wrote a post for the NASSR Grad Student Caucus blog called “Alt-Ac-Attack: Thoughts on Preparing for the Job Market.” At that time, our department was just starting to increase professionalization practices geared towards alt-ac options. … Continue reading

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Academic Publishing Panel

“Publish or perish” is a phrase we often hear in relation to tenure, but a sparse job market glutted with applicants has brought it down to the graduate level. As Lehigh’s Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences told … Continue reading

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