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Link: Why astro/physics isn't fun anymore
A physicist reflects on how the culture of science is pushing her out of her chosen field.
08 May 2015
How the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship is slowly turning into a dissertation grant
The GRFP fellowships have become more and more become proposal-oriented, rewarding a narrow range of institutions rather than bringing talented students into science.
01 Apr 2015
Is lab productivity systematically too low to get students and postdocs jobs?
A study of academic productivity in biology labs at MIT shows that additional postdocs only add one publication every three years.
31 Mar 2015
Link: Paleolithic archaeology journals compared
A table of impact factors, publication time and acceptance rates .
17 Jan 2015
Link: An ideal rejection letter for a faculty job
Female Science Professor posts a parody letter that hits very close to the truth.
03 Jan 2015
Paleoanthropologists wanted for Rising Star Workshop
Looking for early career scientists to participate in the analysis of more than 1000 hominin fossil specimens.
19 Jan 2014
Fear and the impact factor
03 Sep 2013
"I think the senior people, they actually think that if you work very hard, you'll make it"
31 Aug 2013
Marketing is not anthropology's answer
19 Jun 2013
When sequencing genomes is too boring for journals
16 Jun 2013
AAPA hears about ongoing abuse of students at field sites
Kate Clancy reports on a survey of anthropological field experiences
13 Apr 2013
Notes on a broken science funding system
07 Apr 2013
Fieldwork survey for current and former student anthropologists
02 Mar 2013
Public engagement and science productivity
17 Feb 2013
Do citation indices count in tenure review?
08 Jan 2013
The stress-free professoriate
04 Jan 2013
08 Oct 2012
Working in anthropology
21 Jul 2012
09 Apr 2012
Announcing my Job Listings page
Academic job ads for biological anthropologists are too decentralized and hard to find. I'm trying to change that.
23 Feb 2012
Job marketing yourself
09 Feb 2012
28 Jan 2012
Counting citations and career fitness
08 Jan 2012
Interviewing with good humor
07 Dec 2011
Paying for advice on the job market
30 Sep 2011
Sign your stuff
12 Sep 2011
Blogging for scholars
11 May 2011
Social media in science
17 Apr 2011
Tenure for Wikipedia
14 Apr 2011
Moving out of academia
03 Feb 2011
Anthropology graduate program rankings
01 Oct 2010
Careers in anthropology
25 Aug 2010
Mailbag: The Soviet science system
03 Mar 2010
Jobs in American science
02 Mar 2010
So you want to be a paleontologist?
30 Dec 2009
Forensic science jobs
20 Apr 2009
What do you do with a degree in biological anthropology?
19 Feb 2009
Quote: The incoherence of philosophy job-seeking
03 Jan 2009
The trouble with a career in science...
20 Oct 2008
How to blog, get tenure and prosper: A very useful engine
05 Aug 2008
Graduate students and blogging
23 Jul 2008
How to blog, get tenure and prosper: Starting the blog
20 Jul 2008
Anthropologists have "fastest-growing salaries?"
10 Jan 2008
Cut-throat altruism in the job market
26 Nov 2007
About those Benjamins...
21 Sep 2007
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