Category Archives: tenure-track OTJT

the chalk talk (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 11 Dec 2010 In a recent post, I threw out a few tips regarding the academic job search. In the comments, Odyssey raised a super point: I’d like to emphasize the importance of the chalk talk. If you … Continue reading

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today I had to fire someone (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 2 Dec 2010 Today I had to fire someone. Well, actually I had to tell one of my lab peeps (let’s call him Al) that they would only have a job for a few more months. This is … Continue reading

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the joy of the interview (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 29 Nov 2010 We are entering the season of the job interviews for folks that are looking for a tenure-track job this year. Just 1 year ago -almost exactly!- I was myself on my very first interview. So, … Continue reading

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if you were an incoming graduate student… (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 2 Nov 2010 I’m looking for some insight from folks out there that are (or interact with) new graduate students. You see, I would really, really like to get 1 or 2 good students this year to get … Continue reading

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spooky! (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 31 Oct 2010 In honor of Hallowe’en, I’m going to talk about the TT job search. If you are a postdoc that wants to stay in academia, thinking about a job search may be a scary proposition. I … Continue reading

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out on the job market (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 15 Oct 2010 Fair warning: this feels like a kind of rambling post. I have not written about this before, and I’m afraid it is a little awkward. Consider yourself warned, if this sort of thing bothers you. … Continue reading

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I <3 converences! (archived from LabSpaces)

originally posted 4 Oct 2010 I really do! I have so much fun hearing and talking about new* research, and catching up with old friends. But, I haven’t been around much this last week. I was not even able to … Continue reading

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