Since I started this "series" of blog posts, a more-or-less regular process of post-writing has emerged: I jot down some ideas, or very loosely connected, scattered, thoughts, often on my phone while walking home. These ideas take the shape of a still-very-rough draft of a post, for example during a half-hour while waiting for dinner … Continue reading Process. Notes.
The final post of the The Summer Series , in which I attempt to summarize them all. We’re approaching the end of summer, and after 2 weeks of accidental silence, it’s time for me to wrap up the series. I said we’d tell some “true tales of academic adventure and misadventure”, but have any of … Continue reading Summer Series Summary
By Ain Simpson, part of The Summer Series of guest posts The U.S. job market can be quite overwhelming at times, especially if you’re applying from outside the U.S as I was in 2013-14. And I still found it overwhelming two years later when I was in the U.S.! Coming from Australia, I found the … Continue reading Advice for Australians on the American Academic Job Market
By Sho Tsuji, part of The Summer Series of guest posts Not pursuing a PhD was, frankly, never part of my thought process. My parents are both researchers (albeit, in Biophysics and Physical Chemistry), and I grew up spending Sunday afternoons in the lab proudly reproducing the Briggs-Rauscher reaction in my own little lab coat … Continue reading The Straightforward Academic (or: Your advisor also poops)
By Hanne M Watkins, part of The Summer Series of guest posts How did I get my job? The basic story is, well, basic: Early-ish in my PhD I met Geoff Goodwin at a conference; thanks to that meeting, later in my PhD I visited his lab for 4 months; at the end of my … Continue reading Growing an Academic Garden
By Yana Weinstein, part of The Summer Series of guest posts I didn't always know what I was doing. Scratch that; I still don't really know what I'm doing, but at least, these days I mostly look like I do. There was a time when I didn't even look like I knew what I was … Continue reading My Long and Winding Road to Academic Career Satisfaction