College Math Teaching

December 24, 2013

Rant: reviewing job applications.

Filed under: editorial — Tags: — collegemathteaching @ 9:43 pm

The good news: we are hiring (that means we aren’t letting faculty go! 🙂 )

The bad news: that means reviewing a ton of applications over break.

Just a hint: if you are leaving your current tenure track job (at a school regarded as a “public Ivy”) so you can have “more time and resources to research”, please don’t apply to a undergraduate institution where the load is 11-12 contact hours per semester, in addition to endless administrative duties.

Here, you’ll spend at least some of your time dealing with students who complain about being marked off for saying \sqrt{x^2 + y^2} = x + y ….in a so called calculus class!

Sigh…

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1 Comment »

  1. […] am on the search committee this year and have read a LOT of applications. I ranted just a bit here. Here are some comments to […]

    Pingback by Applying for a math job at a “teaching with some research required” institution | College Math Teaching — January 15, 2014 @ 2:47 am


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