RE: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: They are still looking for somebody to fill my job in Fairbanks
- You know after I sent that I got to thinking I bet it was for a semester. Thanks for the clarification. I hope I didn't offend you didn't mean to. Good luck on finding a replacement.
Mrs. Kelley Maxfield
From: TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tara Maginnis
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 12:04 AM
Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: They are still looking for somebody to fill my job in Fairbanks
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com<mailto:TheCostumersManifesto%40yahoogroups.com>, Kelley Maxfield
>thinking wow someone really would have to have a lot of experience
> I am a little confused and very thankful.
> As I read the job description and qualifications for this job I was
and schooling, especially when I saw you had to have a MFA or even a
doctorate. But then I saw the salary. Only $21,000?
Actually, that is for only 4 & 1/2 months work teaching 2 classes and
designing one show. Alaska is more expensive than, say, Ohio, but
much cheaper to live in than in California. Food is slightly more
costly but rent is cheaper. However, the real plus is that it is a
semester long chance to "audition" to try to get my former 9 month
contract job which probably will open up for tenure-track next year,
and to see if one wants to live in Alaska for a longer time. The
money even then is probably not going to be very good, but the
theatre dept does that rare thing, treats all faculty equally and
like family. I have NEVER had the slightest problem with anyone at
Theatre UAF getting the idea that being a costumer made you less of
an Academic, an artist or person because it is "just sewing"
or "women's work". The space for working is also a dream. The reason
we want an MFA or Ph.D. is that those are terminal degrees for
getting an assistant professor position, and that is what this is.
This is not "staff", it is tripartate (teaching/research/service)
faculty. Spring semester 2008 is a temporary position, but we want
to try to get a temp who could possibly apply to become a tenure
track faculty if UAF will let the dept hire one when I go permanently.
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- Frankly, Tara, I don't think anyone could take your place. Many of us
took your on line class, and daily refer to the website for help and
guidance. I know I couldn't hope to have the resume you have.( I hope
the theatre students at UAF realize what a world class instructor they
When I first saw your posting about a short time replace ment, I
thought, "Yeah, right!"
I hope you do find someone, and that you enjoy your time off. If you
leave UAF, I hope you'll let us know where you go, so maybe we will have
a chance to see your work in the lower 48.
Patty in Illinois