The Unknown Adjunct

April 6, 2009

If you are interesting and nobody hears it

Filed under: Academics,Job Hunt — unknownadjunct @ 2:20 am
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… are you still interesting?

Just got back from presenting a paper at a conference. It was a version of one of my dissertation chapters, so I was really dreading the idea that it might get torn apart. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to hear the panel discussant say that my paper was “interesting and important”.

I must admit, that made me feel pretty darn good … then I noticed that there were only 5 of us in the room. When I got home, I told SO about that, and was asked in return, “will that help you get a job?” “Errrr…maybe?”

Reminds me of the old story: “If a man is alone in the woods and there are no women around, is he still wrong?”

4 weeks and a wakeup to my dissertation defense!


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