June 30, 2011

an eventful spring

I had two campus job interviews, but neither turned into a job offer.

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July 26, 2009

The road to Harvard ends in ... Joplin?

The past year yielded several events in the academic job search, ending with buying a new (old) house in Joplin.

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June 05, 2008

good news on the job front

It’s Plan E for 2008-09!

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May 29, 2008

good news on the publication front

On March 6, an acquisitions editor at Stanford University Press invited me to submit my book manuscript.

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February 02, 2008

Another road to Harvard?

As academics and people close to them know, getting a revised dissertation published as a book is an important component of career strategy.

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December 20, 2007

Plan D

I have always said it is a good idea life to have a backup plan - Plan B - in case the primary plan doesn't work out.

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September 23, 2007


No, I have not joined the National Rifle Association. This is my third season applying for academic jobs, but (except for the summer job at CTY) my first really serious effort.

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May 22, 2007

Getting What You Came For

Getting What You Came For is the title of a book that the University of Kansas Graduate Schools gives to its new doctoral candidates.

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January 14, 2007

Where will we be next year?

Of the dozen 2007-08 teaching jobs I've applied fo, the only development so far is that one search has been canceled.

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chapter 5!

To my great relief, I hit my schedule target for completing Chapter Five of my dissertation.

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