This was a particularly difficult decision. There were many different considerations on either side of the question. I will not go over them here. The main thing, is that I wanted to teach the actual philosophy in Plato, rather than only getting to teach the Apology or the Symposium as a second year Greek text. With the ever shrinking classics departments, very few positions exist for ancient philosophers and many of those have gone, in recent years, to people who work on ancient science.
I'll have some updates on my adventures in the new department and working as a research assistant for one of the big deal professors in my department. Stay tuned.
And the best part is, I just got an email that my MA diploma is ready for pickup!