Friday, February 7, 2014

Achievement Unlocked: Promotion to Associate Professor

I found out this afternoon that I have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor at my institution.

Just after hearing the news #campusselfie #blessed
This means a lot of things. It means I'm a huge step closer to being a permanent fixture here in my library.* It means my colleagues both in and out of the library want me to remain among them and respect the work I do here. It means my research projects now have a chance to breathe instead of being forced into an arbitrary timeline that must result in quantifiable research product and output. It means a pay raise that will improve the quality of life for me and my family in very important ways. And, it means I get to keep doing what I'm doing.

And since I love what I do, that makes this some of the best news I've received in a while.

*Next year I will go up for tenure, which is easier to achieve than promotion, but which also results in a pretty astonishing level of job security.

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