January 2013

Come and knock on my door

Nick D Tsihlis writes, "I’m a Ph.D. who gets emails about scheduling operating-room time, since I’m in a department full of surgeons. I’m a nontenure-track faculty member who has no use for invitations to seminars about new classroom software, because I don’t teach. On top of all that, I’m the guy who feels a little awkward at the lunch table, because I got promoted above my postdoc and grad student friends. I still feel strange calling myself a professor, because I don’t have my own lab, but that’s what’s on my new business cards and the placard outside the door to my new office."

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