Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Speedy Rant from Winnie in Warrensville. Job Misery (Old Shit; New Unhappiness.)
Well, these first applications are so annoying when departments want ALL of your materials right off the bat. I know enough to know that they could do a first cull quite easily with letters and vitae. But they don't.
It's the laborious Human Resources form with inane questions like can I lift 25 pounds and when can I start the job? (Yes, I can, but I won't - that's why I got the PhD; and "I CAN START WHENEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT ME TO.)
Rec letters, samples, lists of publications, separate list of references only, syllabi, sample assignments, teaching philosophy, separate philosophy for multi-cultural students, courses I took, courses I've taken, courses they have I can teach, have taught, will each, and then my favorite, "Suggest 2 courses not in our bulletin that you'd like to teach."
My list of recent Interfolio applications show that the smallest set of documents I've sent off since September 1st is 20 pages, and the largest has been 70.
Really? You need this right now?