Academia

Going Back on the Job Market

I’m going back on the job market. There are so many reasons and factors that have affected this decision. A big factor is the town we live in. I could write for days about the school district being under federal investigation, the crime rate per capita, the monopoly a for-profit hospital has on health care, etc., but that would be…

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Academia, Parenting

Four reasons we didn’t move for an academic job

Years ago my mom told me a story about her mother-in-law (my grandmother)┬ábeing aghast that she was not willing to blindly follow my father where his career may take him. Times have certainly changed. Generally, in academia there is one of each specialized position at a university (possibly more if you’re going R1, but that is a different post for…

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Academia

Jumping In

For years I’ve joked about starting a blog. While I certainly plan to discuss mothering, academia, couponing, and coffee, the primary motivation to begin this blog today is to improve my teaching. Sounds a little odd, but, since I teach PR/Marketing, the first hand experience of networking, affiliate marketing, and overall entrepreneurial aspects of running a blog will surely provide…

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