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The challenging issues and often difficult options for post-PhD careers are being widely discussed in academic books and articles. Here are a few references that might be of interest. Please note that some are not open access. If you have additional resources on this topic, use the comment area or contact me directly.
Elangovan, A. R., & Hoffman, A. J. The pursuit of success in academia: Plato’s ghost asks “What then?”. Journal of Management Inquiry, 0(0), 1056492619836729. doi:10.1177/1056492619836729
Enders, J., & Kaulisch, M. (2006). The binding and unbinding of academic careers. Wenner Gren International Series, 83, 85.
Guerin, C. (2019). Stories of moving on HASS PhD graduates’ motivations and career trajectories inside and beyond academia. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474022219834448 (not open access)
McAlpine, L. (2013). Constructing post‐PhD careers: negotiating opportunities and personal goals. International Journal for Researcher Development, 4(1), 39-54. doi:10.1108/IJRD-01-2013-0002 (not open access)
Montgomery, B. L., Dodson, J. E., & Johnson, S. M. (2014). Guiding the way: Mentoring graduate students and junior faculty for sustainable academic careers. SAGE Open, 4(4), 2158244014558043. doi:10.1177/2158244014558043
Morgan, G., & Wood, J. (2017). The ‘academic career’ in the era of flexploitation. In E. Armano, A. Bove, & A. Murgia (Eds.), Mapping Precariousness, Labour Insecurity and Uncertain Livelihoods: Subjectivities and Resistance (pp. 82-97). (not open access)
Pietilä , M 2019 , ‘ Incentivising academics : experiences and expectations of the tenure track in Finland ‘ , Studies in Higher Education , vol. 44 , no. 6 , pp. 932-945 . https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2017.1405250
Roach, M., & Sauermann, H. (2010). A taste for science? PhD scientists’ academic orientation and self-selection into research careers in industry. Research Policy, 39(3), 422-434. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2010.01.004 (not open access)
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