43 episodes

The Contingent Professor | Tenure? They still do that? Join Contingent Nation as we take you into the bizarre reality of surviving and thriving in 21st century academia, where tenure and tenure-track positions are being "re-evaluated." Designed for new and mid-career faculty - heck, all faculty - looking to break free of the Adjunct title or navigate the tenure/promotion/re-appointment process, which includes research, teaching, advising, service, working with colleagues, and dealing with administrators that have their own agendas. Contingent Prof Daniel and his Department Chair Rob provide news, commentary, and interviews with academics trying to live the Professor Life. (Yes, even highly educated people make poor choices.)

The Contingent Professor | Tenure? They still do that? | News, Commentary, and Interviews for PhDs Trying the Professor Life DM Martinez

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The Contingent Professor | Tenure? They still do that? Join Contingent Nation as we take you into the bizarre reality of surviving and thriving in 21st century academia, where tenure and tenure-track positions are being "re-evaluated." Designed for new and mid-career faculty - heck, all faculty - looking to break free of the Adjunct title or navigate the tenure/promotion/re-appointment process, which includes research, teaching, advising, service, working with colleagues, and dealing with administrators that have their own agendas. Contingent Prof Daniel and his Department Chair Rob provide news, commentary, and interviews with academics trying to live the Professor Life. (Yes, even highly educated people make poor choices.)

    Perfect Enemies

    Perfect Enemies

    Perfect Enemies: Rob and Daniel catch up after another long hiatus. Points on perfection, online fatigue, and Daniel's ever growing hair.

    • 56 min
    Cov-Ed

    Cov-Ed

    Cov-Ed. Daniel and Rob talk (remotely) for the first time since lockdown. Listen to them catch up, talk covid, and discuss issues related to teaching and community in the bizarre year of 2020.

    • 50 min
    Empty Halls

    Empty Halls

    Empty Halls. Daniel and Rob sit down to talk about the trend of working outside the office during "business hours" to get things done, and what it means to university culture. (Standard disclaimers)

    • 42 min
    5 Student Types

    5 Student Types

    Daniel and Rob do some overdue venting as a new academic year moves along. From getting to do a faculty search to isolating 5 student classroom types. A little catharsis goes a long way. (Standard disclaimers)

    • 38 min
    Just a Blurb

    Just a Blurb

    Just a blurb. Daniel and Rob try to make a blurb for another podcast and fall into an episode ranging from past lab experiences, to debriefing another end of semester, to new attempts at online programs. Needless to say, the blurb didn't pan out. (Standard disclaimers: especially the part about our views and our employer’s views. They aren't equal.)

    • 58 min
    Bleeping New Material

    Bleeping New Material

    Bleeping New Material. Daniel and Rob with a new SD card and an almost end of semester podcast. When do you stop introducing new material in class? And what's the point of academic publishing? (Standard disclaimers: especially the part about our views and our employer’s views. They aren't equal.)

    • 40 min

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