Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Starting Academic Job Search Again
On the advice of people older and wiser than me I am going to again apply for lecturships in history for one more season. Then I may very well throw in the towel and go back to making coffee. I do not have alot of optimism that I am doing anything other than wasting paper, postage and the valuable time of those writing me letters of recommendation. It seems that by not getting a stupid TAship I have no hope of ever getting even an adjunct position. At anyrate I found six openings to apply for this fall for jobs starting next fall. But, I really think I need to find a career in which I can do things like research and write that does not require that I have gotten a magical TAship. Unfortunately, I have not been able to get any usuable advice on this matter. If I stayed at the Cafe I could have been a saucier by now.