Not wanting to get too ahead of myself, as things are still in the works, but I could have the opportunity for a career change (following up from this). It may happen or not. They are still interviewing and I said I would have to weigh up the options. What do you all think?
It is a fulltime journalist writing gig and back to my roots, you might say, at a magazine publisher. Money wise it is only a little less than the money have been earning this year as a casual academic.
I realise that I probably would not get an academic position without having a book and at least a few articles under my belt based on my actual research. I think I am actually more likely to get a book contract working for a magazine than for a university. I also stated I would like to return to academia in a few years after I have produced some publications. Having some trade experience can only be a good thing, too.
Anyway, like I said, they still need to interview one more candidate, so nothing is certain. Let me know what you think, in comments or email. It is a bit of a life changing decision.
For my forthcoming publications I guess I’d become an ‘independent researcher’!
boo woot: compound neologism used to heckle a disaffected loser of a competition. Combination, in part, derived from ‘boo’ as in ‘boo hoo’; a sarcastic exclamation of (non) empathy. ‘woot’ is an acronymn of We Owned Other Team. Alternatively spelled w00t or w007.
Example: Obama triumphantly exclaimed, “Boo woot, McCain. Boo woot!”
I’ve become something of a generalist; a genericist, teaching anything that anyone wants at any time. Someone jokes I should get a scooter and a pager and teach emergency philosophy, seeing as I’m constantly running around teaching as if on call anyway.
IT on the state of her life. The above is familiar. I am looking forward to teaching a course again. Not because of the course, but because of the ‘again’.
I like IT’s post. Especially the contradictory dimensions of too-much/not-enough work, impersonal/personable relations, and giving up/losing. It has a fervent stalled energy of harried tarrying, of rushing on the spot.
I have finally set up a gmail as I am going to be closing my ISP-based email account shortly and I am not sure how long my UWS email shall last(!!).
So all personal correspondence can now go to: glen dot r dot fuller at gmail dot com (replace dot with . and at with @)