I have accepted a position at a community college starting in the Spring. It is a step down from a Research I and a step up from unemployment. As you can see, I still suffer the Research I snobbery without the stamina to survive it. Still, I can’t help that I’m so jaded about doing research. It’s just not in me. So much of it is dreck. I’m such a hypocrite. There’s a lesson here for me to learn, I am sure. I also hope that there will be opportunity for professional development at this new job.
In any case, I’m looking forward to a new audience to master. I think back on all those little kids I taught in August at EBRP. I will be teaching their parents, now.
From what I understand, the students at the community college are more enthusiastic than those at a university, and they have less of a sense of entitlement. It should be interesting. The teaching load is rough: 5/5. I haven’t done that load for ages. I wonder what it will be like.