The good news: I got a raise for the first time in four years! The bad news: my total raise for all four of those years was $1,860. Yes, that’s right: I am worth exactly $465 more per year, if we average that out over four years. In those four years:
- I have taught
56 new courses and co-taught another new course, meaning that sixseven out of sixteen courses over the last four years were entirely new.
- I have written and published 2 essays in peer-reviewed journals, one book review essay, and one non-peer reviewed essay, plus a bunch of miscellaneous shorter essays. I have also written seven conference papers (two of which were article-length and precirculated; all the while making progress on a book manuscript too, about three and a half out of six or seven chapters.)
- My book won an “honorable mention” for a prize awarded by the Canadian Historical Association and the American Historical Association.
- A chapter from my book was excerpted in Women’s America (edited by Linda K. Kerber, Joan Sherro DeHart, and Cornelia Hughes Dayton).
- I have given four invited talks or lectures at four different universities in the U.S.
- I have served on a search committee and put in three years on the College of Liberal Arts’s Tenure and Promotion Committee.
- I reviewed four book manuscripts (one of them twice) and four article manuscripts (one of them twice) for publication.
At this rate, I might break into the high five figures before retirement!
As commenter ej said to me over e-mail when I shared this news with her: “Personally, I’m surprised they didn’t waive the cash and just give every member of the faculty a gun instead.” Stylish and practical, here in the
6,000 Round Centennial State.
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