Barring some difficulty with grant administration, I’ll be taking a leave of absence from the National Center for Science Education in January and taking up a university research position on a one-year grant. As Glenn Branch noted to me, I’ll be giving up professional status in the evolution/creation socio-political controversy to become yet another academic amateur so far as science education advocacy is concerned.
Once the soft money firms up sufficiently, I’ll give further details on where I’m headed, who I’ll be working with, and what we’ll be working on. Otherwise, this will all be a big, “Never mind” moment. This work will be taking advantage of my interdisciplinary background in biology and computer science, which is a cool thing.
There are other issues, of course. I’ll defer discussions of things like doing things past the traditional age, the logistics of having two academically oriented people in a marriage, and economics.
As a practical matter, I may be posting even less often from now until sometime late in January, when we should be in our new location. Packing and especially downsizing our stuff will be taking priority.