How to Build a Life in the Humanities 2015 : Meditations on by Garrett A. Sullivan , Anthony Grafton Greg Colon Semenza

By Garrett A. Sullivan , Anthony Grafton Greg Colon Semenza

A follow-up to the preferred Graduate research for the twenty first Century , this e-book seeks to extend specialist improvement to incorporate the non-public facets of day-by-day lives within the humanities. how you can construct a existence within the Humanities delves into urgent work-life matters corresponding to post-tenure melancholy, educational lifestyles with teenagers, getting older, and adjuncting.

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L if e in a R ese a rch Un i v er si t y 27 Furthermore, navigating a university’s often dense bureaucracy and complex political terrain has become increasingly difficult for junior faculty, even as many humanities departments “protect” their untenured colleagues from the worst of this, urging them not to accept committee assignments beyond the department. Some departments even urge new faculty not to teach courses outside the department— for example, honors courses and first-year seminars. Research might be everything in the eyes of administrators and department chairs, but this fact does not lessen the other pressures with which one must contend, the most obvious of which are teaching and service demands.

On the other hand, the truth is I don’t really have an office. I have a cubicle in a cubicle farm in a converted classroom. Although our campus is small, it’s growing fast, and space is at a premium. I had a nice office at my previous campus, but I gave that up to shave ten miles (16 km) each way—which, in Atlanta traffic, equates to approximately 40 minutes—off my daily commute. That has made a tremendous difference in my quality of life. Between my early schedule, which allows me to leave campus by 2:00 most days, and my shorter commute, I’ve been able to carve out more time for exercise Life in a Communit y College 19 and writing.

Since tenure decisions for faculty at research universities will depend mainly on a candidate’s research productivity, it is unlikely that a PhD would be hired without a few strong, peer-reviewed articles and a dissertation topic capable of becoming a book in a few short years. Moreover, because the competition for positions in research universities—which constitute no more than approximately 10% of America’s institutions of higher learning—is so great, there is little incentive for a department to hire even the most promising ABD candidate.

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