Doctoral Students, Grads, & PostDocs:

Don't surrender your dream of a career in higher ed



The seemingly insurmountable challenge of landing a career in academe is well-documented. Research suggests that, depending on one's chosen field, as few as 10-17% of seekers will find a full-time teaching post. Sadly, even well-intentioned faculty, family, and friends unwittingly discourage you by regular reminders that the odds are not in your favor.

The good news is there are more than four-thousand institutions of higher learning within the United States alone. In these schools, new vacant administrative and teaching positions are announced on a regular basis. In every instance, someone will be hired to fill each vacancy.

But every search is filled with well-educated and hopeful, but hapless candidates. Unaware of exactly what institutions are looking for and how to present themselves as the missing puzzle piece, most applicants self-destruct somewhere along the search process.

As the system mercilessly spits out the vast majority of candidates, most chalk up the rejection email as a glutted market or school politics at play. They never suspect that many of those positions were within reach, had they known what institutions want and need, and grasped the strategies to communicate themselves as the solution to the problem.

Despite the odds, your own professors were hired into their current positions. And you personally know scholars in days past who've been offered contracts. They, and many others, have successfully made it into the Ivory Tower. They did it. Why not you?

Academii has answers.

No more excuses.

Welcome to ACADEMII

Plato founded the Academy in ancient Athens.  It was the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. There, great minds were formed and civilization reached its zenith. In that "school which would last 1000 years", the concept of the modern university was established. It is in this spirit that Academii came to be. 





WHAT DOES ACADEMII DO?

Academii expertly prepares scholars for jobs in higher education. 

We are releasing an online community (Phalanx) for those in the academic job hunt, an introductory course (Gratis), and a growing number of bold and dynamic premium resources that include on-demand video training, podcasts, webinars, and ultimately, an entire curriculum of at-your-own-pace online courses.  

These are one-of-a-kind resources with a powerfully-positive and intensely-practical approach that will motivate and invigorate your academic job search and strategy.



Academii Understands Academe

We Get It

Most of those around you don't and probably can't appreciate the unique challenges you face while moving into higher education. They don't understand the emotional pressure you're under and the physical toll you endure while juggling your many responsibilities.

But Academii does.

This is our world. We understand what makes you tick. And we are here to serve and support you as you reach for the "brass ring"—the elusive goal of a career in higher ed.

Read the following statements. We think you'll agree that Academii has an acute understanding of what you deal with on a daily basis. Then check out the free resources we've designed to help you.





It's likely that these are the types of things on your mind:

 

You wonder why institutions provide educational degrees, but few offer academic career help

Yes, exactly. And you'd probably look into using academic job market resources if you knew what they were and believed they were credible. As it is, you have unanswered questions and don't know who has the time or expertise to give you answers.

 Join Phalanx 

We understand why you're cautious about seeking academic career assistance

First, you want to feel understood. You don't want to be dismissed nor be made to feel embarrassed by holding on to your decade-long dream of serving in higher education. And you don't want to spend time on unhelpful solutions when you're already busy.

 Join Phalanx 

We know unique stressors in your life are creating an urgency for career solutions

You know there's a limited time to get that higher ed job before you begin to feel desperate. That plus spouses begin to be impatient about you still not having the career figured out. Everyone knows you're really bright but, if so, why the delay in employment?

 Enroll in Gratis 

We get your motivation to understand the academic search process more fully

Let's face it, you want the Good Life... a life of influence, respect, reputation, and prestige. You want the academic lifestyle.
You want to use your rarified knowledge and research in your specialization so you can change the world.

 Enroll in Gratis 

We appreciate concerns you have about whether a service like Academii can help

You're concerned the years of higher education preparation for your narrow field of expertise may not find fulfillment. It bothers you that your personal reputation as the 'smartest person in the room' won't have much stock if you end up unemployed.

 Listen to This 

We know that not using your education to the fullest is painful and frustrating

We know lots of scholars feel under-appreciated and underemployed in their current situation. You see graduates from your doctoral program getting opportunities, while you haven't. You only use a small percentage of what you're trained to do.

 Listen to This 

We understand you may think investing in higher ed job preparation could be a waste of time and resources

You've got educational debt and wonder whether this might something that would exploit your vocational vulnerability. And besides, what if you don't learn anything valuable?

 Learn More 

We know that scholars who visit our website are serious about landing an academic position

People like you are highly motivated. You don't want to delay learning the best things to do for applying and interviewing, because that could give others an advantage. And you're tired not being the last one standing.

 Learn More 

Academii Benefits

  • Self-Paced

    You're busy. You want equipped, but you need a system that gives your schedule priority. With Academii, you start, continue, and complete resources at your own pace.

  • Shrewdly-Strategic

    You don't have time to play games. That's why Academii is built by an actual Dean who teaches academic job search strategies in scholarly societies and PhD seminars.

  • Results-Oriented

    Academii has been built with a head and a heart. It educates, equips, and encourages scholars. It helps you better understand and carefully prepare for your new career.




Meet the Dean

Freddy Cardoza, PhD

Academii Dean

Dr. Freddy Cardoza currently serves as Dean of a Higher Learning Commission and ATS-accredited institution. He has 25 years of higher education teaching and administrative experience, with an earned PhD in Leadership and emphases in higher education administration and professorial teaching. He currently teaches at the Research (PhD), Professional (DMin), and Specialty (DICS) Doctoral levels, while overseeing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in residential, online, accelerated, hybrid, and competency-based programs. Since 2010, he has taught PhD seminars and presented academic papers preparing students for higher education positions, while successfully mentoring leaders into these types of roles across the United States. He is the author-editor of a major recent textbook in the area of educational theory and higher education. Dr. Cardoza has launched Academii to equip and encourage scholars toward achieving their goal of serving in academia.



Testimonials

“Everything I know about cover letter and CV writing I learned from Freddy Cardoza. Freddy is the one-shop-stop for all your job pursuit needs. In fact, his advice and the resources he provided were instrumental to me obtaining a full-time teaching position in the academic world.”

Ryan B

“Academii taught me valuable and practical skills, such as designing a course and creating syllabi. This helped me secure a teaching position and also made my first semester of teaching much easier. I highly recommend Academii to anyone seeking a full-time position in higher education.”

Dr. Christy Gonet

“If you are interested in improving skills, I found these to be the most important sessions I have ever attended. If you do what Freddy says, you will get bites for a job. He is a great guy as well!”

Dr. B

“The content Dr. Cardoza offers is unparalleled. His knowledge and honesty while teaching the course is refreshing, to say the least. His insights into the inner workings of higher education are worth their weight in academic gold. What I found most helpful was his unique approach to writing cover letters and CV's. I adopted his method and have been using that same template to this day. You will not regret the time you spend learning from this seasoned and well-respected leader.”

Dr. S

“I wholeheartedly recommend Academii! If you apply what Academii teaches, I am convinced that you will advance in your academic career. The content, delivery, and the tools that you will acquire are unparalleled. You will be equipped to teach more effectively, to create an outstanding Curriculum Vitae, and to stand out over the competition. Academii is the place you didn’t know you were looking for.”

Dr. Carlos Pamplona

“The content of Academii is borderline prophetic. I owe much of my being hired to a full-time university position to the extraordinary forward-looking I experienced here. Even as I press deeper into my career, I constantly refer back to what I learned because it proves to be all the more relevant.”

Joe S.

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