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oatmeal
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« on: October 25, 2012, 12:26:01 PM »

Hello forumites: A colleague of mine, and a fellow chair asked for some advice but I am at a loss here. Basically my colleague is in the first year of a chair position and doing very well and likes the institution--it is a good fit. But, a dream job as chair of department at another institution has come up this year and the question is should hu apply, even though hu has just started in their new position. And, it is a dream job in terms of location and specific job. Hu is torn and I can understand why. My immediate response was that it is too early to apply elsewhere, even though it would be a a single application, and not a blanket application to many similar jobs. Any thoughts?
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zharkov
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 2:41:54 PM »


I'd say AFTDJ for any "dream job," don't consider how long you've been in place, don't guilt yourself out of some misguided loyalty, and don't think you'd be indispensable (if you left).

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prytania3
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 8:51:52 PM »

Why isn't your friend posting the question?

I don't do third party posts. Or second. Or whatever.
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oatmeal
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2012, 2:26:04 PM »

Why isn't your friend posting the question?

I don't do third party posts. Or second. Or whatever.

I do not know; my colleague asked me the question and I was interested in what others thought. You are welcome to ignore the questions. Thank you.
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oatmeal
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 2:27:00 PM »


I'd say AFTDJ for any "dream job," don't consider how long you've been in place, don't guilt yourself out of some misguided loyalty, and don't think you'd be indispensable (if you left).



Good points. I thought the same thing, only that in the first year, it can look "bad." But good points.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2012, 3:08:54 PM »

Probably some people would grumble if he left, and maybe that would be understandable, but I don't think a few grumblers should stand in the way of a dream job.  They'd probably apply for the dream job too.  He should AFTDJ.  Good luck to him!
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2012, 3:22:04 PM »

He should AFTDJ. Odds are he won't get it anyway, but then he will have no regrets.
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