Monthly Archives: October 2011

How To Read A Lectureship Job Ad in the Humanities

Listen post-academics and you shall hear Of the kinds of jobs that are advertised each year, In late October of job market season Everyone is aware, even if they don’t know the reason That many academic jobs are Lectureships that … Continue reading

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Google! How Does It Work?

First Item of the Day: WordPress has this neat widget that tells me which Google search terms bring readers to this blog. I get the usual “How To Leave Aduncting” or “Fuck You Search Committee” type stuff. That is to … Continue reading

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Student Debt As Indentured Servitude: An #OWS Update

Anyone who complains that Occupy Wall Street protesters don’t have “demands” is dumb and impatient. There are various OWS working groups in the process of coming up with proposed remedies to various grievances. The media may want to know what … Continue reading

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The Chronicle of Higher Education Can Kiss My Post-Academic Ass

Good day! I was greeted this gray morning by the familiar dulcet tones of the Chronicle of Higher Education publishing another nonsense story about Why Can’t Those Darn PhDs Get Jobs These Days, GRRRR! This is a question that everyone … Continue reading

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Is Leaving Academia Like Not Having a Baby?

One of the difficult things about postacademia is all the explaining we have to do about why we are leaving academia. See, we go to school for about a million years and then, when we get to the end, we … Continue reading

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Where’s My Student Loan Bailout?: The #OccupyWallStreet Edition

I must admit that I am not much of a marcher. I soured on the whole marching around with signs thing back in 2002 when it seemed like the entire universe protested the war in Iraq to no avail. I … Continue reading

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On Fear

Phew! I was really sweating bullets for a while last week after an old grad school chum encouraged me to apply for a full-time job at Local Community College, where apparently I might even be hired! (Or not.) At the … Continue reading

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