Bobby L. Anderson

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Unhappy Associate Professors

If one had to guess at a sector of the tenure-track and tenured professoriate likely to have the lowest job satisfaction, assistant professors might seem logical. They face uncertainty on whether they will earn tenure, the pressure to excel in teaching and research, the need to master departmental politics – and they must do all of that with less power and less institutional knowledge than those at the associate and full professor ranks.<p>But the preliminary results of a national survey of …

Vlog U.: Educause Wrapup

Need Advice on a Nonacademic Career? Don't Ask Me

At this point in the academic job cycle, when many searches are finishing and demoralized candidates are confronting their lack of success, I often …

Employment

This Can't Be Happening

Back in 2004, I was a newly minted Ph.D. I was also eight months pregnant with my second child and interviewing for tenure-track positions in my …

Employment