Would you walk away from a tenure job? from Academia?
After more than 20 years in academia, I quit my job after receiving tenure.
This decision is unthinkable for most doctoral students and professors whose careers take years to build, relationships to strengthen, and skills to polish.
This decision might sound illogical, unreasonable, and absurd.
I spent 5 years getting a Bachelor’s degree, 4 years finishing a Master's, and 7 years completing a Ph.D.
Moreover, I spent 4 years trying to land a tenure-track job and 6 more as a probationary faculty member in an institution in the Midwest.
I have been an adjunct, a Visiting Assistant Professor, an Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor.
But what I thought was my dream…vanished.
Toxic department, budget crisis, low enrollments, unfair treatment, unreasonable service expectations…
I understand how hard it can be to make the decision to leave academia.
But it is possible.
I’ve taken all my knowledge and poured it into a project I’ll be releasing soon.
I can’t wait to share it with you - as I know it will change the lives of many PhD students.