Thank you so much for contacting me and for your kind words. So far, FacultyRow does seem like a great resource to meet other professors and to network. To tell you a little about myself: I was born and raised in North Carolina, and I…"
It is so nice to be friends with you here on Faculty Row. I just joined myself so this is all new to me too. I look forward to talking to you. I will be glad to help you in your search for a tenure track position. Just let me know what…"
I teach at the University of South Alabama and we use E-College. At a previous university, I used Blackboard and E-College, to me, is a much more user-friendly platform. I have just joined FacultyRow too and look forward to meeting and…"
Thank you so much for contacting me and for your kind words. So far, FacultyRow does seem like a great resource to meet other professors and to network. To tell you a little about myself: I was born and raised in North Carolina, and I graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a bachelor's degree in social work. I then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned my master's degree in social work with a a concentration in children, youth, and families. I am currently working on a doctorate degree in Teaching and Learning at the University of North Dakota, and on a sidenote, heading back to the South would be ideal! :)
I know that I am going to apply for tenure track social work positions, and I really need some wise tips on how to format my vitae and what to expect in the interview process. The social work department chair here at UND is strongly encouraging me to apply for an upcoming fall 2010 position--and I will, but I just don't want to put "all of my eggs in one basket." I just turned thirty years old, I'm female, and I am a person of color. I know that racial diversity is lacking up here in North Dakota, but I want to make sure that any position that I apply for is because of my own merit and work ethics, and not based upon the color of my skin.
Leah, I guess I also need some guidance on how to inform my department chair about how uncomfortable it makes me feel to be "hounded." I have completed my course work and will take my first comp next week. I have also completed two chapters of my dissertation, and of course I am also teaching two classes! :) Anyway, enough about me. What lead to your decision to teach at the University of South Alabama? Are you a native of Alabama or a southern state?