Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday Comics


(Click the pic to... Ah, whatevs. It doesn't matter.)

--Jaded Dissertator

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay!! Sunday Comic's back!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, robot! :(

That's been me since the JFP came out....

Anonymous said...

Totally off topic, but in the off chance that my referee from Australia is reading this can you please, please, please finish reviewing my paper.

Paper sent to journal 12.2007. Hope to receive news in time for job market, receive R&R 1.2008 a day after I return from the Eastern demoralized. Quasi-good news! The paper is too long, need to add some references, need to say something about a distinction I don't discuss, but things look promising. I make the changes and resubmit. Months pass. Another R&R. Bad news. One referee has just realized that there was an objection he didn't think of the first time he read it. Referee doesn't realize that it's an objection discussed in one of the passages referee said could be cut from the original draft to shorten the paper. I address objection and write a letter politely explaining that this was the objection addressed in one of the passages the ref. told me to cut. It's been five months and still no word. Dude (and, I know it's a dude), if there's one objection that needs to be addressed that stands between me and a publication, can we just finish this? Please?

Xenophon said...

Glad to see the comics are back.

Xenophon said...

Off-topic, but the time seems right: I was thinking today about some of my interviews last year, and I realized a pattern that might be of interest to departments when they do on-campus interviews this spring.

At a couple of schools I asked if I could sit in on a class during my visit. Colleges are generally good about observing how candidates teach, and often candidates get time to talk to students. But there's a lot to be learned by observing students in their natural habitat, and teaching demos don't really count.

Admittedly, this year will be a buyer's market for talent, but interviews should really be about getting good fits, not just good value for the money. So I'd suggest to search chairs that they consider scheduling time for candidates to sit in on a class.