On the Tenure Track…Again

“Welcome to the Hotel California,” one colleague notoriously said to folks who earned tenure. The foreboding lyric “we are all just prisoners here, of our own device” indeed has some resonance. But some faculty do take that risk and leave tenured positions. I saw friends go through the tenure process a second time. It wasn’t…

19 in 2019

I’ve always enjoyed when numbers line up nicely. My undergraduate PO Box was 6636. The equation and perfect square are the only reason I remember that little fun fact. Our first house number was 25. Another perfect square, and perfectly good luck. Two years ago, when my oldest daughter was 6 and my youngest was…

Ideas Bigger Than My Calendar

I have eyes bigger than my stomach.┬áThis saying works for buffets but also, increasingly, for research. Perhaps the revised research saying would be this: I have ideas bigger than my calendar. The topic of this post is faculty research. As graduate students preparing for the job market, as faculty looking for better jobs, as professionals…