Making my return
I've not posted much here recently, and for several reasons. Last academic year I was up for promotion and tenure at the University of Minnesota Duluth as well as exploring other job options, so I thought it best to keep a low profile during that time. The good news is that I was promoted to Associate Professor and awarded tenure, and even had a residential fellowship lined up for my year off (with big research plans that would take advantage of my break from teaching). And the even better news is that I decided to turn all this down in order to take a new position at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I will once again be an untenured Assistant Professor. Does that mean that I intend to maintain my low online profile for another year? I don't think so. My intention was to use this space for posting some reflections on life on the political theory tenure track, so hopefully that intention will materialize into observations from my experience in going up for tenure twice (as I will go up again in Boulder in 2008). Just don't expect a report about my third time up for tenure - while the first time was less painful or odious than I had imagined, twice should be quite enough.