Nov 18: On and Off the Tenure Track: Career Paths and Hiring Practices


Wednesday, November 18 | 1 PM to 2 PM | Livestream | #fight4edu | RSVP 


WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue
ROOM: Skylight Room (room 9100)
WHEN: Wednesday, November 18, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at]; (212) 817-7201


Join us at the Graduate Center on November 18 from 1-2 PM in the Skylight Room (room 9100) for an open, livestreamed discussion.

This is the fourth of eight conversations as part of The University Worth Fighting For, a year-long project designed to tie student-centered, engaged practices in our classrooms to larger issues of institutional change, equality, race, gender, and all forms of social justice.

The discussion on career paths and hiring practices will range from practical suggestions to higher-order questions, including thorny issues related to the casualization of academic labor, the size of PhD programs, and ways that expanding our expectations of career outcomes might affect the structure of graduate programs (as well as who has access to those programs and who sees them as worth the investment).

Discussion leaders:

  • Jade E. Davis, Associate Director,¬†Digital Learning Projects, LaGuardia Community College
  • Yaihara Fortis Santiago, Manager of Science Alliance, New York Academy of Sciences
  • Jennifer Furlong, Director, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development, The Graduate Center
  • Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Columbia University Libraries
  • Katina Rogers, Deputy Director, The Futures Initiative

An agenda, public notes, Q&A, and more available at this open Google Doc:

Online Discussion Group

To help build momentum and to provide a place to discuss related theory and research in greater depth, we also invite you to participate in an online, student-led discussion group on HASTAC. The discussion group will remain open for two weeks following the workshop.

Learn more about the series


The Futures Initiative
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016-4309