Academic Leigh Speaking

A professor, four kids, and a crash course in work/life balance

Tenure! April 4, 2017

Filed under: Academic,Totally Me — leighj @ 1:46 pm

Well, it’s been busy around here. The best, most exciting news from my perspective is that I received the official word that my tenure application was approved. I’ve been drinking bubbly ever since. It is a good feeling to know that I will have a job (as long as the university stays solvent).

I have a big old file of information that supported my application, and now I guess I don’t know what to do with it. I bequeath it to the future. Things people have said:

  • Congratulations! (this is the best one)
  • Now you don’t have to write anymore! (um, I didn’t retire)
  • Now you can tell everyone where to go! (I still have to work with these people)
  • You’ll be here forever now! (I guess)
  • What a relief! (I’m not sure if what this means)
  • Let’s have some bubbly! (THIS is actually the best one!)

I’m also super happy that my colleagues who went up for promotion also got their good news.


9 Responses to “Tenure!”

  1. Bob Jones Says:

    Good for you!

  2. Denise Says:


  3. Linda StClair Says:

    Congratulations — have some bubbly. yeah you!!!

  4. Maureen Q. Bell Says:

    Congratulations! Tenure and 4 boys under 8. Pretty amazing!

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