Nicoleandmaggie have a letter from a reader who got a new, better job (yay!) who wants advice for the new job. And they apparently think that my readers can help! A little flava:
At my current institution, I did way too much service (sitting on university wide committees, directing a program) partially because I didn’t say no, partially because the institution is full of men who think that female professors should be on all committees relating to teaching and do all service, partially because I was thrown under the bus by my chair and dean. Needless to say, I am delighted to be moving. And that I am better at saying no now than I was 5 years ago.My big question is this: What advice would you give someone who was moving about adapting to the new place? Are there things that faculty who have come to your departments / former departments did that drove you nuts? That you saw as particularly savvy or smart? I am bringing lots of credit on the tenure clock to the new place, so I have one year there before I go through the tenure process, if that matters.
Readers, can you help? Go leave your advice in the comments over at the Grumpies. I think they’ve pretty much got it covered, but you always think of things that I don’t. (I’m a little worried about the short tenure clock, but I also think that could be a good thing in that it sounds like they’re ready to tenure her and she won’t have time to pi$$ off too many people, because there are sure to be at least one or two pi$$y people. Right?)