July 06, 2003

Weekly IA Award

This week's Invisible Adjunct Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence (No Cash, Just Glory) goes to Carine Bichet for an emphatic rejoinder to the line of argument which language hat then described as the "what color is your interview suit?" explanation for academic unemployment/underemployment (comments to "The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner?"):

The plain fact of the matter is that the academic job market is such that *good* people, with *great* publication records and *excellent* training that they’ve received from *famed* advisors at *top* schools, are not getting jobs -- regardless of how well they interview. Fucked-up and unfair? Oh, yes. But true? Definitely.

Well done, Ms Bichet. Readers might be interested to learn that, in addition to earning you this award, your comment inspired a proposal of marriage which included the promise of a weekly omelette brunch (smoked salmon and Gruyère every Sunday morning? you'd want to get that in writing: if you accept the proposal, please make sure he signs a prenup).

Posted by Invisible Adjunct at July 6, 2003 10:51 AM

Congrats, Carine!

Posted by: Rana at July 7, 2003 11:45 AM

Congrats Carine, and my offer is still on the table. Move to England? Fine. And I'm happy to sign any pre-nup, and now that I know definitively how to spell "Gruyere" I feel much better.

Posted by: Chris at July 7, 2003 12:16 PM