Transition from Academia

Leaving academia is one of the hardest decisions to make and subsequent actions to take. Unlike many other careers, academic research draws people in for reasons of passion, purpose and feeling. Yet, success is measured in grants and publications. You can be an awesome researcher, but not great at grant writing or not great at English (most journals are written in English) and your career will suffer.

AND…

We also know there are more PhD students than ever. In Australia the number of enrolments has doubled since the year 2000. So, now (2020), there about about 60,000 enrolments per year and about 10,000 graduations each year. Yet, academic staff growth has been 1,500 or less per year over the same period.

THUS…

Transitioning from academia is bound to happen. US and UK data suggests 50% of PhD graduates move outside academia straight away. Australian data is similar.

SO…

If you’re thinking of making that transition yourself – but not sure how to take the leap.

OR…

If you’ve made the decision but found your peers are not overly supportive.

OR…

You just want to chat about what options are out there for you.

THEN…

Give me an email richard.huysmans@drrichardhuysmans.com. We can have a chat and devise an exit strategy tailored to you.