Monday, 21 March 2005

Move along home

As alluded to below, I am very pleased to announce that I have accepted an appointment as a visiting assistant professor at Duke University for the 2005–06 academic year, which—if nothing else—will make Duke the most blogged political science department in the world. Thankfully for Messrs. Troester and Nyhan, however, Dr. Munger has chosen to inflict me primarily on the undergraduate population.

I’m told that my offer of employment is conditional on learning how to spell Coach K’s full name, so I suppose I should get to work on learning that, as well figuring out why a glorified gym is referred to as an “indoor stadium”—perhaps because the events at the outdoor stadium, absent the good graces of Mr. Spurrier, are such a disappointment.

In other news, the paper I sent to APR got rejected (or, as I like to call it, “revise and resubmit—but elsewhere”). At least it wasn’t in turnaround hell forever.

Update: Will Baude quibbles with my assertion that Duke is now the “most blogged” political science department in the world. If one were to count the joint-appointed and intermittent blogger Cass Sunstein and the silent Jacob Levy, I might grant his point, although I’ll raise him the equally-silent Dan Lee in the Blue Devils’ defense. Of course, Drezner can squash us all like bugs, but on one-person, one-blog rules I think we’re essentially tied.

Further Update: Mr. Troester adds D. Laurence Rice to the list, pulling Duke ahead by my estimation.

The crisis continues: Mr. Baude has dug up two more UC types with blogs. Can my fellow Cameron Crazies meet this challenge?


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I sort of suspected as much when the research triangle was included on your new masthead (also, Congratulations!). We’ll look forward to having you around.


Well, I hate to see you leave the MidSouth, but Duke is a good place, too. Best of luck and make sure to come back frequently. Don’t forget us when you’re hobnobbing with the hoi polloi. ;-)


You are, I believe, aware of my feelings about Duke. ;)

Still, congratulations! They’re lucky to get you.


see also: David Rice, Duke political theorist:


“If you teach at Duke, you teach with bin Laden”? Ouch. ☺

[Permalink] 6. Will Baude wrote @ Mon, 21 Mar 2005, 8:49 pm CST:

I’ve updated the post—we have Jay Cost and Melissa Harris-Lacewell as well. And I do think you have to count Sunstein, especially since as of this writing his is the top post at the ACS Blog….


I repeat my congrats now that I know where you’re headed. Pretty damn good….


Congratulations! I was within a minute of transferring to Duke after my freshman year, but a couple of professors at Claremont McKenna offered to be mentors and otherwise try to provide whatever the university had that a small liberal arts college did not. It was a very nice gesture—the kind of personal touch that reinforced the advantages of a small school. Still, ever since then, Duke’s been one of my favorites, so I’m always glad to see it improve, as your appointment shows.

[Permalink] 9. Alfred Sumrall wrote @ Tue, 22 Mar 2005, 7:14 pm CST:

Congrats and you had better make it to The Grove at least once in 2005! Are there more people at the library or at Duke’s football stadium on a fall Saturday afternoon?

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