While putting together some background for the final Winter Reading Series post (yet to come), I stumbled across an excellent list of advice for those searching for tenure-track assistant professorships, put together by Dr Becca of Fumbling Towards Tenure fame.
There’s a lot of great pieces here, and here’s a few of my favourites:
- Mark Might has put together an excellent guide to the whole application/interview/hiring process.
- Advice on Postdoc Advisor Selection, with a focus on personality and lab culture.
- Pruning down Application Packages, from the perspective of the hiring committee
- The importance of knowing the big picture, vis a vis your CV.
- The Research Plan in Context. tldr: Mostly a measure of writing and presenting ability, not necessarily an railroad for your career.
- Intro to Chalk Talks
- Allies and Enemies in the Chalk Talk
- A good grocery list of things to ask for in negotiations
If you still have spare time after all that those posts and the rest of the list, drdrA has an excellent, 14-post series on the Academic Job Search. Warning: like TV tropes that series will easily consume an entire afternoon.