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I discovered a new form of self-inflicted academic torture today.  It transcends even meetings with administration types for repetitive boredom.

 

We're going to be hiring a new assistant professor.  I started in on getting very cursory impressions out of the 50-odd applicant packages that are my share of the first screening.  Oh, and BTW, all seven of us have the same size share of these, and we're to meet next Thursday for initial discussion.

 

I only got through about half of them in about an hour and a half before I started looking for the fork that I keep in my office for eating occasional leftovers for lunch, so I could use it to gouge out my eyeballs.

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On 11/7/2019 at 5:57 PM, Cancer said:

I discovered a new form of self-inflicted academic torture today.  It transcends even meetings with administration types for repetitive boredom.

 

We're going to be hiring a new assistant professor.  I started in on getting very cursory impressions out of the 50-odd applicant packages that are my share of the first screening.  Oh, and BTW, all seven of us have the same size share of these, and we're to meet next Thursday for initial discussion.

 

I only got through about half of them in about an hour and a half before I started looking for the fork that I keep in my office for eating occasional leftovers for lunch, so I could use it to gouge out my eyeballs.

 

How did they taste?

 

Also, if you think reading resumes is bad, wait until the interviews.

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