Alternative Academic Careers: Free Melbourne Seminar

Everyone knows there are not enough academic jobs to go around for all the well-qualified and enthusiastic candidates in the market. Whether this is down to oversupply of PhDs or undersupply of jobs, the fact remains there is a good chance that you will need to execute some kind of Plan B.

This seminar provides an introduction to various key points:

  • Accepting the reality of not getting an academic job.
  • Imagining who you could be outside of the university.
  • The pros and cons of being part of an organisation.
  • The pros and cons of going it alone.
  • Creating a roadmap to the alternative academic you.
  • The necessity of different forms of intellectual community.

This seminar is for the following people:

  • PhD researchers.
  • Early career academics in fixed-term positions.
  • Established academics considering a change of direction.

Time: 6-7 pm, Thursday 21 March.

Place: Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

This seminar is free, but registration is essential. Email RSVPs by 14 March to:

Held by Dr Joseph Gelfer, who has written several books in the fields of masculinity and spirituality while maintaining a career in the publishing industry and personal/business coaching. Further information at