I’m preparing my dossier as we speak. Or, at any rate, as I speak, and you listen.

~Dr. Brett “Binky” Betherton Weatherby IV

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6 thoughts on “An Academic Position To Which I Shall Surely Apply

  1. In their defense, I can just possibly see why they might need a male. For example, if the professor needs to wear a moustache (you know the kind of moustache I am talking about) while teaching German gerunds? You wouldn’t hire Meryl Streep or Traci Lords to play Julius Caesar, would you? She may be a great actress, but she is no Julius Caesar.

    So, in the same vein, they wouldn’t hire a woman to wear a moustache in class. It just wouldn’t look natural – the students might come down with a case of cognitive dissonance.

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      1. tell me about it… here in the UK we do not have tenure, but we do have zero-hours contracts in universities (I kid you not) so that you are hired but have no clue how many hours you will be teaching….

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  2. If you’re not feeling bad enough yet, the salary range in inflation-adjusted dollars is $56,000-$77,000. Not bad for a position that welcomes ABD applicants.

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