It’s been over six months since my last blog post, and nearly the same since I started working at Deloitte. I didn’t exactly want to fall silent during that time, but it happened for two reasons that are hopefully understandable. First, and most plainly, I was no longer having the types of experiences that sustained … Continue reading Reflections from the other side
Since grading my last final exams about a month ago, I've found myself in a peculiar situation: I'm still employed (and getting paid!) until the end of this month, but I don't have any work to do for Tulane and haven't yet lined up my next opportunity. This has left me with an awkward schedule. … Continue reading The Urgency in My Leisure
A while back I wrote about the difficulty I'd had finding a group to represent Contingent Faculty. Although there are a few entities serving this purpose--the New Faculty Majority and the American Association of University Professors among them--I'd never seen much action from either group in all the time I've been working on this issue. … Continue reading Okay, I’ll make my own megaphone!
There's been a lot of progress in the two years that I've been advocating for contingent faculty within the Society for Classical Studies (SCS). We're now represented by our own committee, have a seat at the table in Professional Matters, and are about to gain greater protections--at least in theory--through a revised Statement of Professional … Continue reading Does anyone have a megaphone?
Anyone who's pursued an academic job knows how hard it is to explain the process to friends and family. Each fall, colleges across the US and Canada post tenure-track positions that will begin the next academic year (e.g. listings in October 2016 were for people to start in August 2017). Applications for these jobs are … Continue reading Timing is Everything