Proposals for workshops and Inspire sessions for #ESA2019 are due Nov. 15. I’m toying with the idea of organizing either a lunchtime workshop session (maybe panel discussion format) or an Inspire session on the ecology faculty job market. My vague vision is a session of advice for people seeking ecology faculty positions, including but not limited to data addressing common anxieties and widespread myths about the faculty job market. My big compilation of data on recently-hired N. American TT asst. profs in ecology and allied fields would feature somehow, maybe along with other data yet to be collected. Maybe complement that with some presenters who’ve recently sat on ecology search committees at a range of different types of institutions.
But is that too redundant with my blog posts, or with other recent ESA workshops?
I’m also unsure about session structure. Having never run or attended an ESA workshop, and only attended a few Inspire sessions, I don’t have much feel for what makes a good one. And I’m entirely ignorant of recent ESA workshops and Inspire sessions that have covered this topic.
So the floor is open. You tell me: what sort of session would most interest you? What would you like to see covered? Have you organized or attended workshops or Ignite sessions on this topic before? If so, what aspects of those sessions worked and what didn’t?