I wrote a short blog thing for NHB's publish or perish series about life on the job market. Sometimes its good to just say it out loud. Leaving the Lottery
“Restricting yourself to academic jobs just suppresses your own market value and hurts everyone else.” Powerful observations and good advice from
Don’t hold out for a job in academia, says social scientist — live your best life, and try to do your best work, now.
talks about accepting the harsh odds of achieving the coveted tenure track job, and how to craft an alternative path in the face of that knowledge.
"...so many of these people who I thought were amazing thinkers, and kind souls, and who published so goddamn much, left the [academic] field." I hear you, 🙌
QUOTE OF THE DAY “As painful as it was to step away, I feel worst for the people who continue to put their lives on hold so they can publish more in hopes of landing a faculty job that will likely never materialize.” Full story here
"There is no reliable advice for how to publish in order to secure a faculty position, but there may be advice for how to pursue the most satisfying academic career."
“Restricting yourself to academic jobs just suppresses your own market value and hurts everyone else.” Powerful observations and good advice from ⁦
Leaving the Lottery | Behavioural and Social Sciences at Nature Research