Not wanting to get too ahead of myself, as things are still in the works, but I could have the opportunity for a career change (following up from this). It may happen or not. They are still interviewing and I said I would have to weigh up the options. What do you all think?
It is a fulltime journalist writing gig and back to my roots, you might say, at a magazine publisher. Money wise it is only a little less than the money have been earning this year as a casual academic.
I realise that I probably would not get an academic position without having a book and at least a few articles under my belt based on my actual research. I think I am actually more likely to get a book contract working for a magazine than for a university. I also stated I would like to return to academia in a few years after I have produced some publications. Having some trade experience can only be a good thing, too.
Anyway, like I said, they still need to interview one more candidate, so nothing is certain. Let me know what you think, in comments or email. It is a bit of a life changing decision.
For my forthcoming publications I guess I’d become an ‘independent researcher’!
Welcome to my career path!
i just accepted the position
Glen – I am glad you have something definite for next year – you will need to use the evenings to get your book/s, articles ready for publishing and then you can return to academia. Hope you enjoy the writing and career change.
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