Also: the webcam showing bears fishing for salmon at Brooks Falls is back, the myth that academic science isn’t biased against women, ways to fail at your job search (or, ideally, things to avoid doing!), and being an academic “other”.
This piece has good suggestions on how to tackle guilt related to taking some time off. This is still something I’m working on!
The Brooks Falls salmon/bear cam is back! Sorry for killing your productivity.
This piece has depressing numbers on the representation of minorities in academia, and argues that higher service burdens on underrepresented minorities contributes to this. It includes this really interesting graphic, showing that white men perform the least service, while women of color perform the most:
On a similar topic, I found this response to the recent Williams & Ceci PNAS paper informative. (The W&C paper argued that STEM hiring is biased in favor of women.) The response lays out 5 major problems with the Williams & Ceci study. Well worth a read!
This post from Acclimatrix at Tenure, She Wrote has great suggestions for things you may be doing wrong in job applications or interviews. I really agree with her advice to come up with ideas for local work (or work that takes advantage of local resources/strengths). And I’ve been amazed at how many job candidates act like their interactions with grad students don’t matter. Don’t do that (ideally because you are actually interested in talking to and learning from the grad students!)
Also over at Tenure, She Wrote, there was a powerful guest post from NotYourOther on her experiences as an underrepresented minority in academia. It’s a really powerful post on the challenges and responsibilities of being an “other”, and is also well worth a read.
Jeremy is away this week, so no links from him. And apparently Brian couldn’t top his brony link. 😉