Thursday, June 13, 2024

Escaping the Ivory Tower Inferno: My Experience in a Toxic Academic Department

Burned out by a department gone bad? Feeling like your dream job turned into a nightmare? You're not alone. In this video, I'll share my story of surviving (and ultimately leaving) a toxic academic department with a difficult chair. We'll discuss: The red flags of a toxic department culture How to deal with a domineering and manipulative department chair Strategies for protecting your mental health in a stressful environment When it's time to consider leaving academia altogether This video is for anyone who: Feels trapped in a toxic academic environment Needs advice on navigating a difficult department chair Is considering a career change outside of academia Let's talk about the dark side of academia and how to reclaim your well-being! Feeling drained by a toxic situation? You're not alone! There's a whole community out there ready to support you. Head to the comments below and share your experiences - let's lift each other up! Want to connect further? Check out my blog, The Brown Girl From Boston, at for more stories and resources.

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