Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

For the next eight months, the future of my career is (mostly) out of my hands

Posted 30 Sep 2013 / 2


It is a ritual that most academics hope to be able to participate in, but that does not make it any less excruciating. Where else but academia do we get the chance to argue for our own permanent employment? Where else but academia is the process so exhaustive and complicated? Where else is there so much to potentially gain but simultaneously so much to potentially lose?

Well, whatever the outcome will be, I have done it: I just submitted my application for promotion to Associate Professor and more importantly for change in status to Tenured. My role in the process is over, and now the wait for the rest of the process to unfold begins. It is exciting and humbling.

A Major Post, Department of Mathematics & Science, Higher Education, Pratt Institute, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Survival

2 Comments to "For the next eight months, the future of my career is (mostly) out of my hands"

Jim MacNaughton 30th September 2013 at 11:42 am

Good luck, Chris! We all wish you the best – Jim, Mo & Ewan.

Paul-Brian 2nd October 2013 at 4:28 pm

Good luck! I’ll be putting my dossier together in the spring.

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