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…