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 on: Today at 10:17:56 am 
Started by w3459196 - Last post by w3459196
Giants at Rams Live Stream

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 on: Today at 09:58:28 am 
Started by agba7331 - Last post by agba7331
Titans vs Colts Live Streaming

 on: Today at 09:56:55 am 
Started by ysupenguin1984 - Last post by egilson
ysupenguin1984, this would get many more replies if it were moved to the Tenure Track forum instead of the Discuss Chronicle Articles forum. If you hit Report to Moderator on your post and ask for it to be moved, I'm sure the moderators will do that.

 on: Today at 09:30:16 am 
Started by prytania3 - Last post by protoplasm
One of my wife's coworkers has a fifteen year old daughter with no friends. I wish the girl would try paxil for social phobia but I don't know how to approach it. I asked my wife to tell the woman how antidepressant medication saved my life, while staying away from suggesting it for the daughter directly.
She did. The mother responded that her own therapist/consultant says 'daughter will do something about it if/when she needs to.' I disagree. When antidepressant medication kicks in (provided you are not having a paradoxical reaction) your reaction can be 'wow! I forgot what it feels like to not be depressed/social phobic.'

 on: Today at 09:24:43 am 
Started by moebius_strip - Last post by moebius_strip
Yes,  I am living in China. In Shanghai.

Most of my colleagues (50%) are Canadians, Americans and British. Rest are Chinese that got their degrees abroad. The working environment is really good, to be honest. All my colleagues are good people and put a lot of effort in their work (well... most lol)

I am trying to learn Chinese. However, is not the easiest thing in the world.

 on: Today at 09:16:09 am 
Started by moebius_strip - Last post by cmeagher7
Are you living in China? If so, learn Chinese pronto. You may feel lost because you don't have authentic relationships with your colleagues. Yes, they may speak English, but your speaking Chinese will make a huge difference.

Just my $0.02.

 on: Today at 09:07:31 am 
Started by t_folk - Last post by cmeagher7
Can't wait for elections be over
I sailed to the Isle of Dover
It's really an isle?
Or just a big pile?

 on: Today at 09:05:48 am 
Started by lemontree - Last post by southerntransplant
We had a major department close a long time ago. It was not a question of financial exigency (the one reason faculty could be let go for reasons not related to job performance), but the reason this happened is not clear. Tenured faculty were distributed among other departments.

Is staying an option for you? Could you find another home somewhere else in your institution? If so and you wish to explore this further, perhaps you can make inquiries into setting up a joint appointment that could then set the stage for a full tenure home should your department close.

Alternatively, should you decide to leave, you might work with the program officer and the other department in question to see if you could get a subaward from your present awards at your new institution. Many departing faculty here have arranged this.

 on: Today at 09:05:19 am 
Started by moebius_strip - Last post by moebius_strip
Hello all,

I've been a long time lurker but I decided to post as I need advice.

I graduated in 2015 from a prestigious UK institution. I got my first job as a lecturer (equiv. to AsProf) in the University of Cardiff in 2014. After that, I got hired by the Xi'an Jiaotong- Liverpool University in China  and I am a honorary lecturer with the University of Liverpool in UK.

The department here is solid. We have minimum teaching (2 hours a week) and we are left alone to do research etc. Payment is good (I am tax-free for 3 years and as such we save 70% of our income which is alot to be honest), we get house benefit and a top insurance, also tickets to go home, and a lot of money for research (conferences etc). However, we don't get any pension or child benefits.  It is like being in a UK institution in China.

I've been here a year and even tho I really do like the working environment, and this has motivated me to be really productive (4 top conference articles and a tonne of good research). I feel kinda .... all over the place as I don't speak the language and my wife's salary (MSc in Computer Science from top 1% UK institution) is low even tho she works for a massive company.

My question to you is.. shall I stay here for my tax-free period and build my research profile? Or start applications and jump ship? I just don't feel happy here -- I literally go gym-> work->home. Nothing else. If I am not training I write papers or play online games on thePS4.

For the record  have 18 really good papers, a lot of teaching and a lot of admin in my CV (including being the departmental examiner and a director for an BEng program), I have attracted also quite a bit of funding.. in any case what do you think about my situation? Do you think my background is good enough to move to a R1/R2 university in US?

Thank you :)

 on: Today at 08:49:46 am 
Started by prytania3 - Last post by paddington_bear
There are 4 more weeks until Thanksgiving break. I think I can make it.

*grade 5 100b papers
*100a prep
*read for class 1

*grade 5 100b papers
*100b prep
*take puppy for a walk

semester goals
finish revisions to NP by mid-Dec
finish WH by mid-Dec
read for fun on weekends
reinforce puppy training
keep desktop windows to a minimum

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