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 on: Today at 06:36:12 pm 
Started by academicpop - Last post by mended_drum
No, don't say "family reasons."  I'm afraid that even at smaller schools or those in less popular locations, there is too much chance that this will translate into "my job is not a priority"--especially if you are female.

Instead, use any insight that your family connection to the area provides you to praise something else about the school or the immediate area.  If you love hiking, if you're fascinated by the city's new plans for X project, if you can't wait to resume Y childhood hobby--say that (in addition, of course, to emphasizing the specific department and institution) rather than "family reasons."

And, yes, it makes me very sad to give this advice. 

 on: Today at 06:35:30 pm 
Started by prytania3 - Last post by paddington_bear
*class 1 prep
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*walk puppy
*clean bathroom

 on: Today at 06:27:42 pm 
Started by whistle_nut - Last post by mended_drum
At my place, I've seen the opposite of a fake search--the courtesy interview.   That is, three times my department was pressured into interviewing  a candidate we had no intention of hiring because of his or her connections to alums, current faculty or administrators.  We duly interviewed the candidates, but did not hire any of them.  The main search proceeded as if these candidates did not exist (meaning that we did not count them when choosing conference or campus interview candidates, so they did not take up a slot that might go to someone else).

I, personally, voted against those interviews every time, arguing that it was stringing along the candidate, but I was overruled.  And lest anyone think these candidates could have dazzled us into hiring them--not a chance.  The resentment is so deep when outside forces require someone to be interviewed due to powerful connections that even if we'd loved them, we wouldn't have hired them.

We did not love them.

 on: Today at 06:07:22 pm 
Started by gfyh7155 - Last post by gfyh7155
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 on: Today at 05:51:22 pm 
Started by gfyh7155 - Last post by gfyh7155
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 on: Today at 05:32:21 pm 
Started by foundations37 - Last post by foundations37
Hi All,
Thanks! I am now waiting for the official contract to arrive from the office of the provost. I am supposed to get the document early next week.  Looking forward to transiting to Seattle and to this institution.

 on: Today at 05:19:08 pm 
Started by flavorrocks1 - Last post by wahoo
Doesn't mean I'd change my political orientation, but I'd wear a Breitbart button on my lapel if it made a difference on the job market.

And disrespect the folks who've been so good to you? I'm shocked...

Well, just imagine how relieved they'll be when I show up in my Grateful Dead t-shirt with its BLM button while reading Arab-American poetry.

 on: Today at 05:12:14 pm 
Started by history_grrrl - Last post by anon1787
I think it hasn't occurred to anyone that when I give exams the week before spring break, one of the things I'm going to do over the break is grade them. I don't have multiple choice exams I can use scantrons for...

The humanities have become the Rodney-"I don't get no respect"-Dangerfield disciplines.  The administrators in effect ARE expecting you to reduce the humanities to tidbits of trivia that can be tested using multiple-choice questions.

 on: Today at 05:11:47 pm 
Started by see_wolf - Last post by questor1
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 on: Today at 05:10:56 pm 
Started by see_wolf - Last post by questor1
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