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Last Week on Post Academic (4/11-4/17)

Posted in Housekeeping by Arnold Pan on April 18, 2010
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At the end of one week and the beginning of another, we catch our collective breaths on the blog and gather up links to some of the posts that have either cycled off the home page or might have been lost in the shuffle.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and thanks for reading!

* Welcome Dr. E. Clair, our first real-life fully-employed faculty member contributor!  His inaugural post is about the odds younger faculty face in trying to get fellowships and external support and how they and their fresh research are being roadblocked by established scholars.

* We covered the issue of interview protocol this week, outside and inside academia.  Caroline provided some helpful “do’s” that transitioning scholars should think about when they prepare for interviews in the hamster world.  Arnold excavated his personal experiences with academic interviews to offer some “don’t’s” to faculty search committees.

* And we discussed the latest numbers released by the AAUP regarding the lowest pay increase in 50 years.  And here’s more context as to why the reality of the situation is probably even worse than the bad stats already tell us.

* We are always interested in debunking cultural myths about academic personality types and hyping up other unexpected pop culture analogies.  Arnold explains how grad students aren’t hippies and slackers, while Caroline describes what academia and disco share in common.