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This job ad from Katherine Hayhoe, amazing climate scientist and one of my favorite Twitter people, is EXACTLY the sort of career opportunity that we need to see more of. The realities of our world are that many of us need or wish we had more flexible jobs – in terms of hours, location, and…

Reviews and the junior faculty member

In 2009, I’ve done ~9 reviews of journal articles, including two in the past week, and not counting the 1-2 more looming in the next two weeks. During the same period, I’ve submitted one 1st author manuscript, still in review, but probably only going cost 3 reviewers some time. Anyone see a mass balance problem…

Settling into the semester a few weeks late

Those following along on Twitter know that late August became my #weeksofdoom in which I triumphed over three major deadlines on top of the beginning of classes and starting Minnow in a new school. (Hence, the unexpectedly long bloggy absence). Now that the weeks of doom* are over, I’m finally trying to settle into a…

Amazing momma-scientist Janus Prof asked me to ask y’all how many hours you really work. Janus Prof is just completing her first year on the tenure-track at a prestigious university, and in the course of that year, she also gave birth to her first child and was diagnosed with an uncurable, chronic illness that limits…

Time to move hairy Ethan off the top of the page. Fortunately, there’s a couple of great questions from readers qued up in my email account. And maybe by the time they get posted, I’ll be ready to get back to my course design series. First up, loyal commenter GymLabRab wonders how to mentor a…

Time off between semesters? Hardly!

SW Notes: This post was begun a few weeks ago…you know, in the break between semesters. But I’ve been delayed and delayed in getting it done, and today is a day of metaphorical desk-clearing. So I’m just going to put it up now, half complete and let you all finish discussing it in the comments…