Friday, November 30, 2012

Writing the job application materials. FUN!

  Whelp, I've done it. I've started applying to assistant professor tenure-track positions. Despite the fact that I don't feel ready (though I suspect that I am ready), positions at four institutions in areas I want to live and that I may actually be qualified for were posted this fall. I think that each of the institutions would be a good fit in a different way, though I do have a favorite or two. I realize that four applications may not seem like a lot, but it's a start for me.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Career Paths IV - New Clinical Psychologist

  At the end of the undergrad education, the grad school, the post-doc/internship, and/or the residency/rotations, there is a job. This woman, a clinical psychologist, recently made it to that holy grail. So here are her thoughts on getting there, and on some the challenges along the way and at this new position. Thanks for sharing with me, awesome Dr. woman!

When you were a little girl, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  An Olympic gymnast.

Friday, November 9, 2012

The best is yet to come

  A big political campaign ended on Wednesday morning, perhaps you heard about it? And perhaps you heard about the importance that women played in it, and the prominence that women's health and economic issues had in the political discussion. Perhaps you even heard that politicians with radical views were rejected by their constituents. And perhaps you know that the representation of women in the Senate will be at an all-time high. All of this gives me hope. As one friend said, "this gives me hope for all our daughters".

Friday, November 2, 2012

Remberance of math teachers past

   Last night I re-remembered a middle school teacher. I mean, that time in my life isn't one I necessarily want to remember. Let's call him Dr. Green. He did indeed have a Ph.D., and though at the time he seemed really old, I realize now that he was a young, probably idealistic, perhaps newly-minted, Ph.D.'er out to change math education in an urban middle school.  And he made an impression.