Friday, June 18, 2010

Know any unemployed genetics profs?

We have found out that our Molecular Geneticist is leaving us and we are turning over everystone to replace her before the fall semester starts.

Here's the ad. If you know of someone who might be interested, please let them know.


The Department of Biology at William Jewell College seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track) for a one-year appointment to begin August 2010. Teaching responsibilities will include classes and laboratories in the areas of genetics, cell & molecular biology, microbiology and an honors course in protein structure and function. College teaching experience is desirable, and a commitment to excellence in teaching is expected. A Ph.D. in the biological sciences is preferred, but ABD applicants will be considered. The Department will conduct a search for a person to fill a tenure-track position to begin August 2011. The person who is hired for the Visiting Assistant Professor position will be welcome to apply for the tenure-track position. Further details on the position and application details can be found on the employment link on our website (

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


How many of us have been to high school reunions?

My 20th is in a few weeks (and I will be moving to Oklahoma rather than attending it) and I'm oddly sad about not going, although I think that going would definitely depress me. I'm in contact with two of my three best high school friends, and will be seeing both in July, the requited-but-timing-never-worked love of high school, who I will also see in July, and my wonderful gay high school ex., who is in Turkey. So I have really no idea who I think I'm missing by not going.

The first night of my tenth was enjoyable, if unexciting (I was a big time people watcher in a class of 800. At the reunion, I saw people and knew lots of stories about them, but they didn't know me, and I didn't have anyone to share stories with). I broke my ankle and didn't attend the main night (and thus missed the big confrontation with my ex best friend).

What are other knitters' reunion experiences and thoughts?