Search SciPol

Brought to you by
June 19, 2017

A Philosopher Turned Data Scientist on the Non-Academic Market: Lessons from Dr. Zachary Ernst

The Philosophy Department was very fortunate to receive The Graduate School’s Professional Development Grant to host Dr. Zachary Ernst, a philosopher turned data scientist. Dr. Ernst began his career as a tenured philosophy professor at Mizzou (University of Missouri) but is now a data scientist in Chicago. During his campus visit for the event “An Ivory Tower with a View: Approaching the Non-Academic Job Market with a Humanities Ph.D.,” he shared three main pieces of advice regarding his experience of being on the non-academic job market with a Ph.D. in philosophy. His suggestions are particularly valuable for anyone interested in a career in data science.

Read more on the Duke University's Graduate School Professional Development Blog