Back to Amateur Leagues

As I said in the previous post, I've had to concede defeat in my plan to finish most of my dissertation by the end of 2018. I was hired by the University of Jyväskylä to write my thesis and hopefully get it mostly done by new year but further required editing rounds of my article … Continue reading Back to Amateur Leagues


Job Application Update

This spring, I applied for three different teaching posts at the universities of Jyväskylä and Vaasa. I mentioned that in this blog, too, so thought I'd just announce the end result here, too. So, long story short, I didn't get a job this time. This is not such bad news as it may sound, as … Continue reading Job Application Update

Acceptances, Appearances, Applications

Wheew, it's been busy times but I thought I'd write a quick little post on a couple of new turns in the PhD student life. Besides the normal busyness, I've also had some annoying personal stuff going on, but I've mostly managed to work through that normally. Anyway, first, I mentioned in the previous post … Continue reading Acceptances, Appearances, Applications

Last Day at University of Vaasa…Well kind of

"The last days and times are surely here." - Wu-Tang Clan, Impossible So, today's the last day for me as a student at the University of Vaasa. Starting tomorrow, I'll be a Doctoral Student at the University of Jyväskylä. Those are the simple facts but in reality, things are a bit more complicated so let's … Continue reading Last Day at University of Vaasa…Well kind of

Final Words on Turkey and Some Thoughts on Academic Life in Finland

I've now been back in Finland for over a month after my exchange period at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, and have gotten some perspective on my time there, as well as to my future here in Finland. First, I promised in my last Turkey Diaries post that I'd tell my final grade for the … Continue reading Final Words on Turkey and Some Thoughts on Academic Life in Finland