a shocking number of people have told me in the last few years that i should become a prof at an undergrad only university.
in one respect this makes sense: i love being at the bench and i enjoy teaching. not only that, but i'm really good at teaching. it is both an innate ability and something i have worked hard at to be very good.
in another respect, this makes no sense at all. why? because i hate undergrads. despise them. they waste my time, destroy reagents, generally fuck up experiments and require constant hand holding. worst of all, they pretend to understand things that they don't.
this is the thing that gets me the most. you pretending to understand things will only mess things up more in the long run. mess things up for ME.