Hi all, I hope all is well! Happy new academic year. If you haven't listened to the new Pedagogue Bonus episode released earlier this week, give it a listen. Les Hutchinson and I talk about the job market, share our experiences, and offer some advice that might help those navigating the market.
I think it's a good episode for graduate students interested in knowing more about what to expect and what to do, and also those faculty members who mentor grad students. I imagine the bonus episode could help complement job placement workshops or seminars -- and help grad students better understand different stages of planning for the market (not just what to do when you are on the market).
Some other good news: yesterday, we hit 5,000 unique visits on the site. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thanks for listening and sharing and circulating the episodes. We've been around for 4 months, and that 5k represents your willingness to listen and share more than anything else. It's easy to get caught up in the numbers. 5k or 20 people. It doesn't matter. That's not what the podcast is about. Pedagogue is about building a community of diverse voices talking about teaching writing. Helping each other. I'm committed to that work.
You're going to be hearing from some great teachers -- from community colleges to private universities -- in the upcoming months. There's also going to be some great bonus episodes: writing the dissertation, advice for publishing, and applying to graduate programs. Comment below or send a tweet and let me know what bonus episode you want to hear next.