Brisingamen Posted February 13, 2014 Share Posted February 13, 2014 I have offers in hand and am wondering how to ask certain questions without giving POIs and probable future colleagues a poor impression (worse because I have to ask everything on Skype and email, as I can't make it to recruitment weekends). Since some of these are questions some of you may have to ask (or have previously asked), I thought I'd post here and ask for insight -- and do add any you have in mind. Post-PhD careers of former students: I am wondering how to ask about former students who moved out of academia and didn't pursue the tenure track, what they did, what opportunities the department/advisor could help them with in terms of gaining experience in other areas (things like non-profit work, public history work, editorial work, etc.). Considering the job market, I feel this is a fair enough question, because I'm definitely not going into this assuming there's a tenure track job waiting at the end of it -- but how do you ask a institution focused on training people for that tenure track about this? Actual availability of funding: It's a little difficult finding out what is the likelihood of getting funds for research (particularly archival research in other countries)... sometimes it seems there are funds, but how easy is it to get hold of those funds, that is the question... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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