Without going into any detail as to why these articles are on my mind (more on that in a couple of weeks, I hope), I thought I’d point to a couple of articles in the careers section of The Chronicle of Higher Education that are about things I’ve been thinking about lately:
- “Waiting for the Phone to Ring” is a column by a couple of academic career counselors where they are giving advice about what to do while waiting to find out more about that faculty position you interviewed for months ago. As Tom Petty says, the waiting is the hardest part.
- “Deadlines and Due Dates” by Madison “not his real name” Randolph is essentially a meditation about the challenges and joys of one professor (a fellow happy academic, I suppose?) of having it all: due dates for two different book-length projects and impending fatherhood. For me, it falls into the category of “be careful what you ask for ’cause you might get it.”