Friday, January 8, 2010

One more round

Well, it's that time of year again- time to apply for a job. For the past three years, I have worked as a temporary instructor of some incarnation (Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor). This means that I teach full time for a college or university under a one-year (of nine-month) contract. During the my last round of applications, I applied to eleven colleges and universities in CO, WY, NM, TX, PA, TN, CT, WA, and Asia before ending up in Lexington (VA). That's right one of the positions for which I applied for the 2009-2010 academic year listed only the continent (it was a program that provides university-level instruction on US military bases, apparently in Asia). This time around, I have started the application season with ten applications only three of which are for permanent positions (shown in blue below). I will update the map as appropriate. Wish me luck...

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  1. ...fingers crossed for Westfield!!!!

  2. God I hope you don't end up in the mountain running hotbed of Wisconsin.

  3. Westfield, my home town. Worst traffic in Western MA :)

  4. JJ- Westfield would be nice for many reasons- mostly proximity to WMAC snowshoe racing and the M&M trail.

    KT- Wisconsin isn't a mountain running hotbed? They hosted a national team selection race a few years ago, didn't they. That automatically makes them a hotbed.

    PB- We used to have to drive through Westfield all of the time for work (there is no 'good' way to get from the Belchertown metropolitan area to NW CT) and it was never worst that RT-9 in Hadley. Besides, traffic only matters when you are on the road;)