I found out last night that I’ve been promoted to what Australian academics call Level D (the scale starts at A, andÂ runs to E, a Professor). In a regular teaching department, this would mean that I’d be an Associate Professor. But since I’m in ANU’s Research School of Social Sciences, my title will either be “reader” or “senior research fellow”. Which is enough of a mouthful thatÂ I’ll be telling journalists for some time yet toÂ merely describe me asÂ ”an economist from the ANU”.
Incidentally, given this study, I guess I’m lucky I ever got beyond Level A.