Yup, you heard that right. I recently read a report of the firing of several TENURED faculty members. There seems to be no breach of contract or conduct issues. These faculty who’d worked so hard for tenure and actually accomplished their dream of securing tenure were let go from their departments.

You know I’m not into doom and gloom scenarios. I like to keep things upbeat and positive over here at Beyond the Tenure Track. But my concern is that, should you find yourself without the academic job you hoped for or between jobs, you have set the groundwork to access your options should you need them.

What does setting the groundwork look like? It includes having colleagues and professional contacts beyond the academy, experience working on projects unrelated to your research, and experience getting paid for work delivered outside of your regular job. A side business is one way to gain those skills and experiences.

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