Thirteen Rules of Success: Advice for Early Career Investigators

Ryan Outman

A few years ago I asked one of our primary mentors, Dr. Julie Locher, to share with our early career investigators advice that she shares with her mentees as well …

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Cool Jobs

Rebecca Helton, MA

I stumbled across this article about a chemistry professor who did science advising for Breaking Bad.  That sounds like an awesome gig.  Does anyone have any stories about opportunities that …

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Seeing the Dark Side of #Worksmarter

Motivated Mentor

We cannot trap our staff and faculty in over commitment on a burnout treadmill and imply blame that they are not smart enough to do their work properly. Work smarter …

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Quick Like Bunnies, Spend $5 Now for a Better Academic New Year

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Quick like a bunny....snag the best academic organizer of your life for $5 at Passion Planner.

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Not that Kind of Investment: Tales of Time Commitment

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: Your most precious commodity is time.

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Take a Quick Peek at Your University's Financial Outlook Here

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Contrary to popular opinion, universities are not run by Chancellor’s sitting on a giant stack of gold coins Scrooge McDuck style. Your university takes out loans to build infrastructure, …

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Better than Tenure

Bruce Caron, PhD

The challenge here is to come up with a new professional bargain between professors and universities that is better than tenure...

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How to Interview the Hell Out of Academic Job Candidates

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

One of my favorite parts of being a faculty member is interviewing students, fellows and future faculty members. For reasons that elude my tiny Fighty Squirrel brain, folks think if …

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So, You Want a Ph.D.?

Inga Chira, PhD, CFP®

Getting a PhD is a long and hard process. Here are some thoughts I have shared with people who are planning to get into it.

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Harvard Study Shows Bias, Not Behavior, Is Why Women Aren't Advancing

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Women in STEM face many of the same obstacles to promotion and pay that we see in business. Is the problem bias or access to leaders?

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