Dr. Gabriel Monroe is a Psychologist and contract lecturer at Trent University. For the last 17 years, he has taught 8 sections of PSY101 a semester, as well as several upper-year electives and night courses.
He believes he will soon be promoted to a tenure track position.
“Of all the contract lecturers, I definitely work the hardest,” said Dr. Monroe while biting his cuticles. “I teach so many classes and grade so many papers, without TAs.”
“I’ve never missed a day of teaching, which is very impressive when you consider the fact that I get no sick days or vacation days at all.”
Dr. Monroe was very optimistic about his chances at tenure track.
“It’s going to happen without a doubt this year. In the past, they totally wanted to hire me, but there were always young post-docs clogging up the system. What makes this year different is that I spent the summer refining my powerpoint skills. Once the Dean sees my use of slide masters he’ll have no choice but to promote me.”
When asked about papers he has published, Dr. Monroe said the following: “Well, I haven’t published any since I started teaching, which was immediately after I finished my Ph.D. But my Ph.D. thesis is really good. It was all about confirmation bias.”