Saturday, January 30, 2010
Hope Against Experience
I have applied for a promotion on the basis that I have had six scholarly pieces including two peer reviewed journal articles published since I started working at AUCA. I have also taught thirteen different courses since 2007. On my last student evaluations I got perfect scores for two classes, Russian Politics and Political Violence and Terrorism in Central Asia. Of course I have never seen any indication that research and teaching are in any way related to academic hiring and promotion. But, with a huge amount of luck and divine intervention I might possibly get the promotion.