How to get tenurePosted: March 30, 2011
Sean M. Carroll recently posted a guide on getting tenure at a major research university. Obviously the dude means well. However, when I read some of the advice in these types of articles, which are, I think, overwhelmingly helpful, I can’t help but get a little depressed. Have hobbies, as long as they are obviously hobbies. Don’t dabble, etc etc.
I read advice in this vein of thinking as…stifling. Scary. It.rubs.the.lotion.on.its.skin kinda scary. I just want to be a research scientist and enjoy my life, for fuck’s sake.
Paula agrees with me.