Comments on: “Survey says. . . !” Historiann takes the Career Paths of Historians survey, again. http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/07/survey-says-historiann-takes-the-career-paths-of-historians-survey-again/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:33:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Shelley http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/07/survey-says-historiann-takes-the-career-paths-of-historians-survey-again/comment-page-1/#comment-798742 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 16:33:07 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14382#comment-798742 Out here in California, we’re not sad over the loss of future raises: we’re sad over the fact that corporate greed means that more classes are being cut and more teachers may lose work.

Thanks for mentioning maternity leave.

Is the AHA raising consciousness about multi-national corporations? Just a thought.

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By: The Path to Full « Reassigned Time 2.0 http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/07/survey-says-historiann-takes-the-career-paths-of-historians-survey-again/comment-page-1/#comment-798734 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 16:06:44 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14382#comment-798734 [...] Historiann posted about her responses to an AHA survey of faculty, and she wrote: The survey forced me to confront my growing fears that I’m a “stalled” [...]

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By: Feminist Avatar http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/07/survey-says-historiann-takes-the-career-paths-of-historians-survey-again/comment-page-1/#comment-798696 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14382#comment-798696 Given that the monograph has pretty much died in many disciplines, where the article is now the central publishing mechanism, is the centrality of ‘the book’ to the historical field the reason why the jump to Full Professor takes so long? And, should we being changing too?

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By: shaz http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/07/survey-says-historiann-takes-the-career-paths-of-historians-survey-again/comment-page-1/#comment-798580 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 03:29:19 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14382#comment-798580 What comes after stalled? I’m there.

I’m not sure if it is because a) I’ve done nonstop service/administrative gigs; b) our insane review system requires 1 published article a year, which takes a lot of time away from a book; c) I made the mistake of doing what I was interested in, so have published post-tenure articles on multiple topics complete separate from any book project; or d) I’ve had a whopping 10 weeks of sabbatical in 7 years (hey, better than nothing!).

In all fairness, if I really wanted to crank out another book, I would have made different choices. But consider me of the stuck generation.

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/07/survey-says-historiann-takes-the-career-paths-of-historians-survey-again/comment-page-1/#comment-798579 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 03:22:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14382#comment-798579 Well, FWIW, in my system, the average time for historians to move to full is 10-11 years: it turns out that doing archival research and writing a book TAKES TIME!!!! It’s not like you have a good idea and just write it up.

So while the standard for all disciplines is 6, history is the outlier.

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By: Another Damned Medievalist http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/07/survey-says-historiann-takes-the-career-paths-of-historians-survey-again/comment-page-1/#comment-798560 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 02:17:19 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14382#comment-798560 I only got promoted last year, and I’m not actually worried about getting enough done for another promotion at SLAC — although I’m also not worried about going up in (eep!) three more years. Five years from Associate to Full isn’t all that much. I want to get some stuff done that will let me think of a lateral move first.

Now, ask me again in five years …

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By: Z http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/07/survey-says-historiann-takes-the-career-paths-of-historians-survey-again/comment-page-1/#comment-798534 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 01:07:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14382#comment-798534 I am technically stalled. Yes, it is because of obstacles. I feel delayed but I don’t feel stopped, or fake, or the other weird ways people can feel.

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By: Ruth http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/07/survey-says-historiann-takes-the-career-paths-of-historians-survey-again/comment-page-1/#comment-798528 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:35:52 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14382#comment-798528 People at my uni get actual parental leave, separate from sick leave, six weeks paid leave if you give birth, two weeks if you adopt or your partner gives birth. Applies to all academic employees including grad students. Also applies to a woman whose partner gives birth, or to two men or two women who adopt together, although strangely it does not apply to a man whose partner gives birth unless they are married.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/07/survey-says-historiann-takes-the-career-paths-of-historians-survey-again/comment-page-1/#comment-798440 Mon, 07 Mar 2011 22:07:38 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14382#comment-798440 I should have said *sick leave*, which may be used for maternity leave of up to 6 weeks. And at my uni, I guess you can’t use *sick leave* unless you’ve physically given birth to the child–so I’m not sure what people do when they adopt or when a father requests leave.

This seems to be the “industry standard,” unless you’re at a U. California campus, where new parents get one quarter free of teaching responsibilities. (At least it used ot be that way–not sure if it is any more.)

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By: Nicole http://www.historiann.com/2011/03/07/survey-says-historiann-takes-the-career-paths-of-historians-survey-again/comment-page-1/#comment-798431 Mon, 07 Mar 2011 21:52:35 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=14382#comment-798431 Wait… paid maternity leave? 6 weeks? If we want to use FMLA, it is unpaid. Most people don’t. Sorry… just bitter.

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