Tag Archives: Academic Job Market

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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“The JIL Is Up”: What Is Your Gut Telling You?

The JIL is up, as every human alive who ever thought about getting an academic job in the Humanities knows. Yes, the storied MLA Job Information List is a “list” of “jobs” and “information” about them for Humanities PhDs everywhere. … Continue reading

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Graduate School Delusions

Since I left academia, I have run into a few people who are afflicted with what I call Humanities Grad School Delusions. I can recognize them from a distance of forty paces because I was one of them once. I … Continue reading

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The Part-Time Teaching Trap

Should I stay or should I go? To paraphrase those prophets of indecision, The Clash: If I stay there will be trouble. But if I go, will there be double? Several of my favorite post-academic bloggers have been pondering this … Continue reading

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Postacademicinnyc Gets A Note From Rosemary Feal

Thanks to the post-academic blogosphere, postacademic, and the many others who tweeted my blog post, I got a very considerate note from Rosemary Feal, Executive Director of the MLA. I sent her the complaint I had already written to another … Continue reading

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Dear Search Committee: Go Fuck Yourself

Want to know what happened at one of my two interviews at the MLA convention in Los Angeles last week? I sent these two emails to the Chair of the search committee after the convention. Dear Prof [Blah Blah], I … Continue reading

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Deadbeat: On NOT Applying For This One Academic Job In Particular

  I think I dodged a bullet. While the bullet was in mid-air coming at me at mock [sic] 12 (actually, I don’t know how fast that is; it SOUNDS really fast though), I had to conduct my first “job … Continue reading

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