Sunday, April 25, 2010

Popular Non-Fiction Does Not Earn You Tenure

In an otherwise sharp article for the Toronto Star, Patricia Dawn Robertson concludes that "Ironically, the publish or perish mandate from the lean and mean 1990s means that once-cloistered academics must moonlight as pundits to garner profile and secure tenure."

Trust me on this -- being a pundit does not help secure tenure. It works against it, actually. Sad but true.