Monthly Archives: April 2012

Here Is What Happened At My Meeting With The Dean

The last few posts have chronicled my surprising almost-return to academia, or at least my resurgence as a viable candidate. These are the undeniable facts: A) I need a job. Three months ago I was seriously considering a bookstore gig … Continue reading

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A Second Interview

Earlier this month I interviewed for a tenure-track position at a college near NYC. Somehow, I was invited back for a second interview. This has never happened to me before, even though I have applied for a fair number of … Continue reading

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An Interview

I recently interviewed for a tenure-track job at a campus within commuting distance of NYC. This is not the job that my advisor encouraged me to apply for after I had already declined to do so. This is another position … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Whiteness of Being

Temping is quite stressful because you never know, from one day to the next, whether you’ll have a job. This invites paranoia. You don’t get a call for a few days and you begin to think, “Did I do something … Continue reading

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