This is interesting

It now means I will be engaged full time at City as Professor of Practice in International Political Economy from 1 December.

It means he’s run out of people who will give him money voluntarily and has to resort to taking ours using the force of the State.

18 thoughts on “This is interesting”

  1. With a full-time job, obviously he will have no time to spout bollocks on his blog. Because if he does, he will be clearly demonstrating that he’s broken his employment contraxt and using the hours he should be working playing with the interwebs.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    It is nice to see someone taking over and coping with the failures of Care in the Community. Which is probably pretty much all that the Liberal Arts outside Oxbridge are worth these days.

  3. “It means he’s run out of people who will give him money voluntarily and has to resort to taking ours using the force of the State”

    Which I’m sure he is delighted about. Might even prefer it that way!

  4. Sam Jones
    November 20, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    How the hell did Ritchie become a professor without any previous academic roles or a PhD or even a Masters? I’d like to know what the process for this appointment was.

    I think it goes something like this

    1. Pretend you’ve created the shite economic policy of a shite politician and flog that around while said shite politician is being hyped by the media as the next big thing.

    2. Get it into your head that having created such a policy for such an influential figure you’re a shoe-in for a title and flog that around even harder to the sorts of morons who like the new shite politician.

    3. Get a minor appointment or two in academia from the sort of people who think you might actually get said title.

    4. Watch said title *not get appointed*.

    5. Watch your career start spiraling into the ground. Help it along by badmouthing everyone.

    6. ????

    7. Profit

  5. “How the hell did Ritchie become a professor without any previous academic roles or a PhD or even a Masters? I’d like to know what the process for this appointment was.”

    That’s the question a few lecturers at this August institution are probably asking.

  6. Bloke in Costa Rica

    “How the hell did Ritchie become a professor without any previous academic roles or a PhD[…]?”

    You don’t have to have a PhD to become a professor in UK academia. My head of department when I was doing my Master’s didn’t. A solid body of work in industry plus a proven track-record of leadership and a string of highly-regarded papers is enough. Hang on a mo, spotted the flaw in the argument there.

  7. Apparently City “University” also has the Chuckle Brothers teaching trade theory in the next room.

    “To you, to you. To me, to me.”

  8. Interested in what there definition of professor of practice is as it’s supposed to be someone with real works experience that teaches and doesn’t take part in academic research, in other words posh title for a part time lecturer

  9. http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2016/08/26/coffers-the-next-three-years-of-my-research/

    ‘As some readers of this blog will be aware, I was appointed as Professor of Practice in International Political Economy at City University, London last September. This was a one day a week post where I mixed some teaching with the aim of helping raise the university new research funding’

    Looks like the teaching is the fig-leaf for Ritchie lobbying for grants – the only thing he seems to be good at!

  10. These days ‘professor’ is just a pay grade rather than an academic accolade. You might get the promotion on the quality and reach of your research but more likely swing it on ‘impact factor’ and the amount of grant money you pull in. (which is not always a correlate with quality and reach)

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