Summer Work & Job Hunting

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This summer I have focused on trying to improve my little corner of the world financially.  Almost every day during the summer, I was sitting in front of the computer working on lessons and applying to jobs.

Summer Classes

I managed to get a few summer courses.  A few courses at both colleges.  There are typically fewer summer courses then during a normal semester, which makes it difficult to sometimes get them.   At one college I had to teach physics at 8am in the morning.  I am not entirely sure how much of it sunk in, but I had no options for teaching at a later time.   I am in the middle of finals week now, and pretty soon I can sleep as late as I want to.

Job Search

This summer I had three face-to-face interviews!  This was a dramatic improvement over last year.  However, none of them turned into a serious job offer.  I have focused on attempting to get a full-time job at a local community college, which I believed to be my best chance at a job offer.  It is starting to look like I will not ever get a full-time job in academia.

I don’t know if I’m being negative or just facing reality, but it makes me a little sad.  I guess I have no right to complain too much since I have income coming in.  It would be nice to have a job that comes with health insurance.



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