Category Archives: New assistant professor

Five reasons to hire you for our open faculty position

Hiring is one of the most important things we do. A new hire is a colleague for years, possibly decades. The new professor will figure out things we don’t know, will even completely change the way we view a major … Continue reading

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Claim your name on Google Scholar

Have you noticed that some people have claimed their name on Google Scholar? If you click on them, you can get all their articles. You need to do this for yourself. It makes it much easier to keep track of … Continue reading

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How do you get the word out about a new job?

If you read this you probably already know we have an open position at Wash U in evolutionary biology. I hope you forwarded it to worthy candidates and to others that know such people. I suppose the form that forwarding … Continue reading

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Assistant Professor in Evolution at Washington University in St. Louis!

We have an open position in evolutionary biology right here at Washington University in St. Louis! I hope you’ll apply! We are very excited about this and hope to welcome an excellent new colleague soon to our wonderful university, department, … Continue reading

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Attributes that make getting tenure easy: curiosity, effectiveness, and conscientiousness.

  Curiosity may be the most important characteristic of a successful academic. It is something that motivates us a lot in our earliest days, but sadly, many get over it. Nurture your curiosity for a successful academic career in both … Continue reading

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The successful professor of science

In the business world, technician, project manager and program manager are different jobs, but in academia, the successful career has elements of all three, particularly for scientists and engineers. What exactly are these jobs? The woman I sat next to … Continue reading

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Give a state of the lab address!

What did you do last year? What are you going to do this year? Where does your work fit in with the rest of the lab group? A great way to find out without missing anything is to give a … Continue reading

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