Equity v. parity

Helen White-Cooper helen.white-cooper at zoology.oxford.ac.uk
Thu Aug 24 20:17:28 EST 2000



Caroline Szymeczek-Seay wrote:

> Hi Dr. Schlax,
> does "real job" in the snip below refer to industry employment?  or to
> tenured academic employment?  or to high school teaching?  :)   I'm not
> asking just to be a pain (well, maybe i am just a little bit).  What I'm
> interested in is challenging the ideas that we *all*, even women, even
> minorities, even those in less than traditional career paths, have
> regarding what is a "real" job.  These ideas may be different in biology
> than they are in chemistry than they are in engineering...maybe folks
> would like to comment.  So what is a "real job", folks?
>

A real job is one which is not a continual succession of short term
contracts.  ie not a post-doc position, or a non-tenure track appointment.

Helen







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