Inklings: Why I Jumped Off The Ivory Tower

For a long time, I”ve been the uncomfortable owner of a coveted faculty position that I didn’t want.

My decision to leave isn\’t really about my department or university in particular, but about a perverse incentive structure that maintains the status quo, rewards mediocrity, and discourages potentially high-impact, interdisciplinary work. My complaints are really about the structural features of the university, and not about the behavior of particular people. Although I believe that my university is unusually bad in these respects, I think these structural features are quite common.

via Inklings: Why I Jumped Off The Ivory Tower.

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