Hi! Long time no blog.
The usual raft of excuses apply: Work. Travel. Fecklessness. Catastrophic Computer Failure. Lack of Moral Fiber. Adult Swim. The Job Hunt—hold on. I can’t use the Job Hunt as an all-purpose excuse anymore. And why not? Because I got a job!
I have just accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in U.S. History at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. I’m very pleased: Western is a great school (one of the top doctoral research universities in Canada) and London is a very pretty and friendly little city. I have family there and friends close by. I got a good vibe from the department and the job sounds interesting and fun. It’s a tenure track position, the balance between research and teaching is just about optimal, and the courses I’m developing are exactly what I want to teach. I could not have asked for more.