UNC Staff with PhDs Seek Support for Research
Women's & Gender Studies
InTouch: UNC Employee Forum News
While “faculty” and “staff” are overarching categories for university employees, a group of EPA Non- Faculty staff members who occupy an interesting space in between have recently formed an “Altac” (alternative academic) Working Group.
The “altac” term generally refers to a sub-set of the growing number of Ph.D.-prepared professionals who are locked out — or have opted out — of faculty careers, but continue to work within the university in professional staff positions.
Bickford, Donna, and Anne M. Whisnant. "UNC Staff with PhDs Seek Support for Research." InTouch: UNC Employee Forum News Spring/February 2014.