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    [1]    From: William Pascoe 
           Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.204: overworked, with opportunities (20)

    [2]    From: Jim Rovira 
           Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.204: overworked, with opportunities (71)

        Date: 2018-11-19 09:46:49+00:00
        From: William Pascoe 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.204: overworked, with opportunities

Better to have an exploitative and untenable academic position than one 
that is just exploitative and untenable.

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        Date: 2018-11-19 15:06:22+00:00
        From: Jim Rovira 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.204: overworked, with opportunities

Apologies for misspelling your name, Roopika (if i may) -- I really should
not respond on phones.

I would say that what's most important here is the fact that institutions
happily and regularly abuse willing faculty in a bad job market. But, I
would never encourage people not to apply, just to know the realities of
that kind of position going in. I would say your list best represents a
series of questions that need to be asked before signing a contract, but
not a wish list that we hope for when it's not mentioned. I would encourage
all applicants to assume that if it's not mentioned in the ad, it's
non-existent, but to ask at different stages in the interview process,
knowing that just asking the question could exclude you from consideration.
That's the reality.

Usually, when there's a course release, release time is mentioned in the
ad. If it's not, it shouldn't be assumed or hoped for, but be a negotiation
point -after- a contract has been offered.

Jim R

On Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 1:17 AM Humanist  wrote:

> Thanks for the responses. [NB: My name is not "Roopa."]
> Most critical here is that it's difficult to tell what a
> job is actually like based on an ad. (As true for R1s as
> regional comprehensives, for that matter.)
> Course releases, for example, may not be mentioned in
> job ads (I have some, as do many in my department, but
> they never get put in the job ad).

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