Bucking the Trend

FOR POSTING: The Reason for Sixteen Fellowships

May 28, 2016

The reason for this is clearly described in volume two of my autobiography, in a truthful way. It was due to a corrupt system, an age old problem of the human condition. If you knew someone at Aberystwyth you would be appointed to tenure for life, and did not have to do very much on a nice safe salary.”

The usual pattern in academia is: bachelor degree, masters degree, doctoral degree, post-doctoral fellowship, lecturer, professor. It is during the fellowship that a university decides whether the fellow is staff-material. The fact that Ron had to compete for so many fellowships is not a good thing. It implies that he shone at the interview but, when they got to know him, they decided that they did not want him. And who can blame them? 

 

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