19 9 / 2014

"Political scientists never do any policy-relevant research…wait, I misspoke. What I meant to say was, ‘Political scientists do tons of policy-relevant research and I am too lazy to use Google Scholar.’"

"Political scientists never do any policy-relevant research…wait, I misspoke. What I meant to say was, ‘Political scientists do tons of policy-relevant research and I am too lazy to use Google Scholar.’"

28 7 / 2014

"You get summers off, right?"

"You get summers off, right?"

22 7 / 2014

"Reviewer 1 suggests the addition of a separate empirical section. Reviewer 2 suggests the removal of the empirics and a stronger focus on theoretical contributions."

"Reviewer 1 suggests the addition of a separate empirical section. Reviewer 2 suggests the removal of the empirics and a stronger focus on theoretical contributions."

17 7 / 2014

"Unfortunately, we received a large number of strong applications…"

"Unfortunately, we received a large number of strong applications…"

14 7 / 2014

"The current status of your application is: pending. Days under review: 181."

"The current status of your application is: pending. Days under review: 181."

11 7 / 2014

"Stop pretending to be an economist! Not all social scientists want to be economists."

"Stop pretending to be an economist! Not all social scientists want to be economists."

11 7 / 2014

"What do you know? I just taught an entire class with that dry-erase smudge on my cheek."

"What do you know? I just taught an entire class with that dry-erase smudge on my cheek."

08 7 / 2014

"You should cite her a few times. She’s going to be on your committee."

"You should cite her a few times. She’s going to be on your committee."

08 7 / 2014

"Congratulations! And now you can spend some ‘family leave’ time working on that new book!"

"Congratulations! And now you can spend some ‘family leave’ time working on that new book!"

08 7 / 2014

"Don’t plan on getting tenure. All the senior faculty were poached from elsewhere."

"Don’t plan on getting tenure. All the senior faculty were poached from elsewhere."