Corruption of Old West gunslingers'
"Have gun, will travel
promise to apply his/her talents anywhere
for the proper remuneration
The present form is appropriate for
the thousands of postdoctoral researchers who
annually apply for new 1-3 year jobs. This
temporary employment provides meager funding
and compensation while the postdoc waits for
an elusive tenure-track faculty position to
be offered. Hope springs eternal.