Wed 23rd June 2010, 5:47pm
QUOTE(Ottava @ Tue 22nd June 2010, 8:54am)
Apparently, our dear Sage has been getting ahead by saying that he is a professor at Yale. In actuality, he works as an -adjunct-....
Based on what I'm seeing, it's far more likely that he's a graduate assistant, no? Most adjunct/visiting professors at big-time institutions (like Yale) have doctorates, since the supply of Ph.D's easily outstrips demand - though I suppose that might depend on the subject being taught.
And sure enough, that's essentially what his blog says
Ohai! I’m Sage Ross, a graduate student in the History of Science and Medicine program at Yale. I’m all-but-dissertation and writing my thesis on the history of molecular evolution, the intersection of the two great metanarratives of modern biology (evolution and the molecular vision of life).
So maybe it's possible that this claim by Mr. Ross to be a "professor" was the result of "grapevine distortion"? Or do we have some evidence that he actually said that himself?
More significantly, unless the WMF job he just took is some sort of part-time/temporary deal, it could mean that he's not counting on finding a job in academia within his field (which, to be fair, is not one that most colleges and universities are likely to have secure slots for).Edit: Too slow (by four minutes) to see the above post by Ottava - sorry!