Into the great wide open

Once you get over the hump and actually get a long-term position as a college professor, it’s not all bread and circuses. Continue reading


The academic job search for the rest of us, Part II – What am I getting myself into?

This is the second post in a series about the academic job search in the physical sciences for people who either need to or want to consider non-research intensive institutions, including ones that aren’t any any way “elite”. Probably a good idea to read Part I first.  Some of this information may be useful for those in other fields. Continue reading

The academic job search for the rest of us, Part I – Do you belong here?

This is the first I what I hope to be a series of posts on the academic job search for people in the physical sciences (and maybe other sciences and other fields) who aren’t research hot-shots and are looking at the majority of tenure-track jobs that are at non-research intensive institutions. Continue reading