Thursday, August 9, 2007

The T word

I'm going up for tenure and promotion this year, a year early.

What's that, you say? Why haven't I mentioned this before? Because I think I'm in denial. The file is due in 3 weeks, and other than asking my chair to arrange outside letters many months ago, I haven't done a thing.

The other sign of my denial: I just finished making to-do lists for the semester and putting deadlines on my calendar, and the one deadline I forgot was the tenure file deadline. And it's sooner than any others.

D'oh!

(I'm sure there will be future posts on this topic, btw.)

7 comments:

Another Damned Medievalist said...

Holy Crap! Good luck -- I'm sure it will be fine, once you're through the mad rush!

J J Cohen said...

My prediction: exactly one year from now you will be a tenured associate professor suffering the usual case of post-tenure depression.

I think I know your work well enough to state with confidence you have nothing to be anxious about. Your tenurable on the cool cover of your book alone.

J J Cohen said...

Apparently I was tenured even though I clearly don't know the difference between "your" and "you're." I meant to write: "Your tenurable on the cool cover of you're book alone." (And if you think about it, the book is even about days of yore).

medieval woman said...

That's fantastic to hear - you are a shoe-in!

Dr. Virago said...

Jeffrey - I wish I could take credit for that! Those design folks at the publisher are damn good! (Though I must say I have quibbles on the description of the illustration on the back, but it's a minor thing.)

As for your/you're...I'm telling you're dean write away! (Te-hee!)

ADM and MW and Jeffrey -- thanks!

And it won't be too bad -- we've got annual reviews with dossiers, so it's pretty much just a matter of re-writing narratives and updating. More in a later post.

Tenured Radical said...

Go Virago! Stay in denial. I did, and it worked just fine.

TR

Bardiac said...

Good luck!!!