Job-Ad Deconstruction & Wiki-Wack on Vitae

by Rebecca Schuman

Today brings the first of a two-week, two-column blitz on Vitae; today’s column is sort of a two-fer. It begins with an intro that explains my presence on Vitae altogether: I am there (and here) to normalize failure on the job market, an activity that is actually already quite normal. Then it goes on for awhile about academic job ads and what they “really” mean.

Next week’s Vitae is about the Wiki–all the rage and gallows humor, none of the swearing.

Today’s column was inspired by my CHE forum trolls, Rate My JIL and the #ButtScan contest–enjoy!