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LIFO. Enough said.

« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2012, 10:43:35 pm »

Find a new area of math specialization and you will quickly wonder why you ever even considered a CC job.  Unless of course you were a Math Ed major, vs a Math major.  SIL is kicking away headhunters while in his Ph.D program.

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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2012, 10:39:29 am »

Andrea, if you can, do a national search. Even if it lands you somewhere outside your preferred area, having a TT position will give you a stronger hand when you apply for other TT jobs--including those in your preferred area.


Sometimes I get the sense that there is a sort of regional bias at play, not so much at R1s or schools with a national draw, but those that draw students -- and I presume faculty -- mostly from the region or local area.  I could be off the mark, but in any case, I think search more broadly is the way to go.

Zharkov's Razor:
Adapting Zharkov a bit to this situation, ignorance and confusion can explain a lot.
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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2012, 12:50:39 am »

I don't really know what more I can do to be a qualified candidate

Get yer Phd. Period.
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« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2012, 12:40:38 pm »

I am worried that adjuncting is turning into a dead end for me.

Adjuncting is, was, has been, and will continue to be a dead end.  It is designed that way.  Is that not obvious?
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