The end of my current contract is drawing near. The HR department accidentally sent me a request for help in “processing” my “termination”. Oh dear. . Advertisements
I am sharing a post recently published over at Actual Casuals. I am glad to say that, while not perfect, my own Department has generally supported my actions on each of these five points when I was employed as a casual. And, in turn, I’ve tried to encourage these when I’ve been involved in hiring casuals. ***… Continue reading Setting limits for casual academic work
Research is addictive. You concentrate in a way that blocks out other things. And you do not want to break that concentration. As my current contract dries up, I suddenly find myself with far more time for research. I start to resent the time I have to put it aside for teaching activities. There is… Continue reading Diary of an ECR #6
Another grant application. This time I’ll spend more time on it. Apply early, apply often. For my book project on historicity.
Grant applications take longer than one week to write well.
Don’t apply for jobs that only pay you in symbolic capital for your research.
In The Republic, Plato puts the dyad of work and education at the heart of social life. The principal of efficiency in work provides the division of labour, and the question of social renewal turns that division into the question of education. What shall we teach, to what end, and to whom? And for Plato, these… Continue reading Notes for a project on Education