Negotiating an Academic Job Offer

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

I’ve written about applying for jobs and given some tips about on-campus interviews.   I wanted to give some brief advice about what to do when you actually get a tenure-track job offer.   My advice will be pretty general, but with a few more specific things for science jobs like astronomy. First, celebrate.   It’s hard to […]

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Follow Up on Martin Gaskell’s Lawsuit of the University of Kentucky

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

I’ve had some time to read more about what is going on and think I’m getting a clearer picture.   Let me restate the basic issue with greater understanding than I did before. Martin Gaskell is an astronomer in my subfield, and a pretty good one, and someone I consider a friend.   He’s also pretty religious […]

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Rejected Astronomer Suing University of Kentucky over Religious Discrmination

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

I was going to write about something else today, but saw this story about Martin Gaskell, a friend of mine.   There’s also a blurb at the Chronicle of Higher Education with a few really interesting comments.   Atheist blogger PZ Meyers has a post about the story, most of which I agree with, frankly, but I […]

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College Professor, One of the Top Ten Jobs?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

So as is not unusual at any time, and especially not at a time when unemployment is up, I came across one of those articles about what are the best jobs out there today.   Here is there list: 1. Systems Engineer 2. Physician Assistant 3. College Professor 4. Nurse Practitioner 5. Information Technology Project Manager […]

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