She always knew her contingent position would cease after four years. That didn’t make losing it any easier.
For Ph.D.s who opt to pursue nonacademic careers, disentangling from scholarly commitments can seem more difficult than completing them.
Nonacademic hiring is very different from what a Ph.D. is used to, and there’s no shame in recognizing that you find it challenging and even infuriating.
A temporary leadership gig can elevate your career prospects, or sink them entirely.
The permanent departure of a faculty member, contingent or otherwise, has real implications for undergraduates.