Thursday, June 02, 2011

Breaking News, or, Personal Update

The news has been leaking slowly over the past few days, but everything is 100% official now and so I wanted to state publically that I have accepted a position as assistant professor of religion at Lindenwood University. It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: I’m very excited to assume this position and get on with the task for which I have been training for the last decade. It should also go without saying that my wife is very happy that I am finally gainfully employed.

So, as a fellow Michigander once said, “I'm packing up my game and I'ma head out west” – though I won’t be going as far west as he was talking about. The wife and I will be loading up our two boys and our meager worldly possessions – plus my less meager library – and heading to the middle of the country sometime at the end of July. In the meantime, I’m working hard to complete a draft of my dissertation and get ready for my not inconsiderable teaching duties this Fall semester. Oh yeah, there’s also that 2010 KBBC volume that needs editing…

And now we’ll return to your regularly scheduled DET theology programming.


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15 comments:

Brian LePort said...

Congrats!

Chris Tilling said...

Yea, I second Brian, many congratulations!

Melanie Howard said...

Incredibly exciting! Many congratulations to you!

Shannon said...

Travis, this is simply fantastic news! You will be a great asset to the students and faculty there! Way to go! Congrats!

John Flett said...

Congrats. Wonderful news

Darren said...

Fantastic -- and such good news that I'm only mildly resentful you didn't mention anything when we were chatting a mere matter of hours ago!

Congratulations.

W. Travis McMaken said...

Thanks, all!

@Darren - I wanted it to be a surprise? ;-P

ken oakes said...

Congratulations. That's wonderful news.

Bobby Grow said...

Amen, Travis! I am very excited for you and the fam. Sweet!!

Kait Dugan said...

That is fantastic, Travis! You must be so relieved and thrilled. Congrats!

Jason Goroncy said...

Congratulations Travis. I'm delighted for you and yours. Now you really need to knock over the thesis ;-)

Evan said...

Congratulations!

Jon Coutts said...

good for you Travis, congrats.

Brian Gronewoller said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news!

R.O. Flyer said...

Congratulations, Travis!