Friday, September 1
Hair boy is a junior faculty member of our department who uses ken-doll good looks and blow-dried hair to charm his way out of teaching service courses. Hair boy is a shameless self-promoter who will do anything to add a line to his CV, including stealing ideas from his masters-student advisees. I think hair boy's charisma will get him tenure, even though his scholarship is mediocre.

4 comments:

Clear said...

Junior faculty members can use their looks to get out of teaching service courses? No way!

lime said...

Okay, now I'm wondering if thistle is a colleague of mine...

kodachrome said...

Oh look! Something to be greatful for. I can't wait for thanksgiving. I think I'll invite all my colleagues over for dinner and collect these (the ones not represented in my department) and put them into a "Things to be Thankful For" toast.

Anonymous said...

I know several of these guys. We always called them "golden boys". I could go on and on about the wonderful things that have happened to them career-wise (without any publications, no less) but it just gets me too depressed.