Thursday, March 15, 2007

Oh, YEAH, baby

Yes, wonderful readers, I am pleased to announce that my school has agreed to tenure and promote me! I got the letter today.

All I can think is, "Phew! That is over!" Seriously, I just kinda want to sleep and chill out. I have been more and more anxious as the notification date drew nearer, and all I can feel is sweet relief.

So, call me "Lesboprof, Associate Professor!"

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That's awesome news :)


-profgrrrrl

Sisyphus said...

Congrats! Champagne for everybody! Whoo-hoo!

What Now? said...

Congratulations! What wonderful news -- hope you've got celebrating planned!

Clio Bluestocking said...

Happy Snoopy Dance for you!

Lesboprof said...

Thanks, everyone!

Tenured Radical said...

How about teh Associate Professer Formerly Known as Assistant Professor Lesboprof?

Congrats.

TR

Dean Dad said...

Rock on, LP.

Aspazia said...

Fantastic. It's amazing how much your life improves after that damn hurtle.

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MaggieMay said...

Congratulations! BTW, sleeping and chilling out is a perfectly acceptable way to celebrate, in my opinion.

ArtMathProf said...

Congratulations! The achievement of tenure is a major step forward in your professional career, and you have succeeded in accomplishing something that is quite difficult to do. You rightfully feel a sense of pride and accomplishment, and there is now every chance that you will able to make a lifetime career out of your chosen profession. A great weight must have lifted from your psyche--your long and expensive investment of time and energy in the education and training that you went through for your profession has finally paid off. Since you no longer have to worry about job security, you can now afford to take a longer and broader view in your research and your teaching. You can start working on those daring and far-reaching research projects that you have always wanted to pursue but dared not attempt for fear that they might not pay off quickly enough so that you could get tenure. In the classroom, you no longer have to worry nearly as much about student evaluations and can now insist on high academic standards without fear of losing your job. You will probably find that you will become a lot less paranoid and you will no longer fear that the entire universe is in conspiracy against you—you are no longer at the mercy of hidden and impersonal malevolent forces, and what people think about you or say about you behind your back no longer matters nearly as much. You are no longer vulnerable to capricious administrators, budget-cutting deans, tyrannical department heads, spiteful colleagues, or vengeful students. You feel a sudden increase in your personal self-esteem and confidence—your colleagues and your institution have made a commitment to you, and you now have a voice in how your institution is managed and run. You have achieved full citizenship in the academic world.

Anonymous said...

Rock on! Congrats!

Tim Lacy said...

Congrats! - TL

hdware said...

When one makes it past the post, the rest of us get carried along, at lesat in raised spirits. Congratulations--now get ready for the "what have you done for us lately" line from you chair!