Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

with 7 comments

Since it’s up now on a humble corner of my new department’s website, and given that I’ve signed a contract and everything, I guess I can finally say it here: I’m extremely happy to announce I’ve accepted a tenure-track job teaching 20th and 21st century American literature in the English Department at Marquette University, beginning Fall 2012. I’m ecstatic to be joining such a vibrant department, and very grateful for the warm welcome I’ve already been given by my new colleagues. I can’t believe my luck, and can’t wait to get started.

You may be wondering: will the content of this blog have to change to reflect the change in my position? Realistically, yes, probably a little:

(c) The college or university teacher is a citizen, a member of a learned profession, and an officer of an educational institution. When he/she speaks or writes as a citizen, he/she should be free from institutional censorship or discipline, but his/her special position in the civil community imposes special obligations. As a man/woman of learning and an educational officer, he/she should remember that the public may judge his/her profession and institution by his/her utterances. Hence, he/she should at all times be accurate, should exercise appropriate restraint, should show respect for the opinions of others, and should make every effort to indicate that he/she is not an institutional spokesperson.

We’ll just have to figure all this out together, as one big family: you, me, and the Jesuits…

Now, of course, I’m going to punctuate this post with the same silly Wayne’s World clip I used when I announced all this in the walled garden of Facebook three weeks ago. Please enjoy.


7 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Congratulations! Well deserved. That’s wonderful news.*

    * As long as it doesn’t interfere with your vital blogging duties, of course.

    Sincerely: that’s terrific. Bully for you.

    Stephen Frug

    March 2, 2012 at 9:58 am

    • Look, we all know I’m a blogger first, a professor second. Probably a chilled-out entertainer third.


      March 2, 2012 at 10:00 am

  2. Congrats, Gerry. I’m sorry to hear that a strong blog presence will no longer be representing the Triangle-area, but you’ll definitely be a major asset to Marquette. Best of luck.


    March 2, 2012 at 11:44 am

  3. Congratulations! Where can we go to see some of this chilled-out entertainment?

    Josh K-sky

    March 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

  4. Are tenured professors eligible for contraceptive coverage?

    Alex Chaffee

    March 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm

  5. This is truly wonderful news, Gerry!

    Infinite Tasks

    March 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: