You feel passionate about your academic work and life. Still, moving in academic circles feels like an alienating experience, costing you rather than bringing you energy. Experience teaches that it’s all about the lens with which you view your position…
On whatever contract you are in the academy, getting in touch with yourself on what really matters to you is simply welcome right now. Maybe your temporary contract makes you feel insecure and restless. Sometimes you even view it as a sign of being undervalued. Or, even though you are in tenured position, the workload is just overwhelming. Sometimes you do not even remember what it is you want to be doing. If you are honest with yourself, these feelings are impacting your effectivity and you enjoying your life.
Academic Authenticity aims to get you back on your inspired track, in touch with your ideals and your personal goals. While carefully analyzing the lens with which you observe your work, your self and your academic surroundings, you will become aware of (or… remember) what is nurturing to you.
By taking you, your talent, your intuition, your passions and your goals as a point of departure, work will become inspiring and pleasant again. By finding out what you have and want to offer, and appreciating the value of what you have to offer, you will (re)discover how to enjoy your work and your academic relationships with your students, colleagues and supervisors.