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Tips for job applicants: we ranked into categories, not into a line

Even the most collegial people can get stubborn if they feel they are not being respected sufficiently, or if they feel they are being ignored. This is a dynamic that serves no useful purpose on a search committee, so I … Continue reading

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Tips for job applicants: how the department decides whom to hire

Hiring a colleague for the coming decades is the most important thing we do. We want to get it right. We want someone who knows how to get research on great ideas done in the foggy jungle of daily tasks … Continue reading

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Tips for job applicants: how I read your file on the first pass

It is not easy to read hundreds of job application files, so it is important to have a system. I do not know if other people use my system or not. Most probably they have their own system, but we … Continue reading

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Letters of recommendation – help me out!!!

You think we’ve worked well together, but when it comes time to ask for that letter of recommendation, you worry. Couldn’t I have done more? What does she really think of me? What about that time I skipped class, or … Continue reading

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