Thursday, February 28, 2008

You are not alone.

In comments, whipitgood brings us this encouraging report:
Great news, everyone who's working as an adjunct instead of as a "real" professor:

Indiana Jones is one of us!



(see 1:35-1:40)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sadly, I think he's suggesting that he's a professor and extension specialist, rather than an adjunct or VAP.

Anonymous said...

That's what you call philosophizing with a bullwhip.

Anonymous said...

Spoilsport.

Indy clearly is a lecturer, teaching when the department needs him, but keeping his hands free of tenure-track shackles, so he can thwart Nazis when necessary.

apriori said...

Clearly he is retired at that age and teaching when he feel like it. In _Raiders_ he did have a class and huge office at the University of Chicago. That was totally TT. Now he probably has an endowed chair and is researching all the time and "teaching" part time.

Come on, it's Indy!

Anonymous said...

Actually, he's one of those stars that only has to teach one class a year

Anonymous said...

Indy is the hottest emeritus professor ever.

Anonymous said...

No, I think lecturer. Junior wasn't rich, but he had a little money to keep him from T-T bondage. He was a really popular teacher, and the alumni loved him, so the department made sure that he had a nice office.

Anonymous said...

he must have gotten tenure for some of things he brought back to the museum per the holy grail movie. There has to be some institutional reward for finding and saving priceless artifacts.

In the Holy Grail movie, he had a large (and obviously smitten) class, and he was only too glad to escape them by climbing out the window. Sounds like the tenure grind to me.

I bet he has a section on his resume of the sort, Asses I've Kicked.

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

He can't be an adjunct -- he clearly has a research / travel budget and academic freedom...

Anonymous said...

PGS: earlier you mentioned that your SO was having somewhat better luck on the market this year. How have things worked out? I'm rooting for her!

Anonymous said...

Wow. I have never in my life heard tenure referred to as "the grind".

Anonymous said...

5:58

Really? Do you think that once you get a TT job, life is all gumdrop-unicorns and flowerpetals?

Trust me: its a grind. both pre and post tenure.

Anonymous said...

P.G.O.A.T, how are things going?