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!
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