Now, I was glad to leave, and I found a pretty good position right after, MANY states away. And I felt the search they did for me was a little perfunctory and quick because I had a contact on their faculty and they hired very late.
But now as I look at some tenure-line positions, I am worried all over about what they'll find if they investigate.
I did nothing wrong. Not a pervert. Not an embezzler. Not a nut.
But I was unhappy, and when the chair went after me because I wasn't quite the Nazi he was, well, then things got bad in a hurry.
Q: What do I say about this position, this school, this relationship with the chair? To my friends, my story makes sense; they side me. But of course they would. I've practiced it out loud on my own, though, and I can't seem to find a way to make it sound like I'm not either hiding something or simply attacking the boorish ignorance of the place. Has anyone had a similar black mark on the CV? How did you clean it up?