Tag Archives: professorship

Too easy explanations

I spent a lot of my final years in academia being really angry about how ridiculously uncritical many of my fellow scientists are, and how little they actually care about the truth. Here is why: The goal of my subfield … Continue reading

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Should you do another postdoc?

Here is yet another article about the negative effect that having to do 2-3 postdocs before being able to apply for tenure-track positions has on people’s life, which has been widely shared and discussed on my facebook. I left academia … Continue reading

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Some advice for academic search committees

It is very easy to find articles and blog posts about how to behave as an academic job candidate. What not to say, how to dress, how to appear self-confident and flatter the egos of the search committee members at … Continue reading

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An academic job interview gone horribly wrong

I spent a large fraction of last year working out a proposal for a junior group leader positions in my field. Now I was invited for an interview for the one position that I wanted most. It was a total … Continue reading

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Thinking about leaving science

“Are you applying for tenure-track positions?” “Hm. Not really, actually.” “Why?” I have had exactly this conversation about 100 times by now. The problem is that I cannot give a good explanation why I am not applying, so I usually … Continue reading

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