ABSTRACT

Entering the academy as a fresh, newly-minted tenure-track professor is undoubtedly a source of immense pride for many academics regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, socioeconomic class, or political persuasion. The undisputed fact is that you have made it this far. You have beaten the odds and cashed in a winning lottery ticket in a job market that is dreadfully and depressingly uninspiring. Some would argue that your chances of winning an actual lottery jackpot might be more of a reality. This is particularly true in the case of the humanities and in certain areas of the social sciences.