I review a lot of research paper submissions. I enjoy it because I feel like I have some expertise to contribute and I feel I can help make submissions better. The peer-review system is an integral pillar of the research estate. It is one check of many to prevent bad research from being published. Realistically,
Let’s be clear at the outset: if I knew the answer to this question, I could be a millionaire. Untold numbers of consultants with MBAs try to answer this in the business world all the time and fail. There is no iron-clad way to make sure that the job you are about to take is
When going to an interview, often there will be a period where you go to lunch and/or dinner with people at the institution. Sharing a meal is a powerful point of connection for people, so this is often an important component of the interview. Unfortunately, it adds another layer of social dynamics which have to
Today’s post is from a mentee of mine whom I have known for almost twenty years. She has a daughter (who has now gone to college), and I thought she could provide a perspective on job searching with different family considerations to mine. Enjoy! I am a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist who recently completed a Ph.D.
This is it, the Big One. Probably the most important hour you spend during your interview, possibly the single most important determinant of you getting a job as a faculty member. The letter of application and CV just get you in the door and your references just prove you’re not a monster. The decision to
In contrast with vet school interviews, where the questions can be all over the place, the questions for faculty interviews are usually pretty similar. Here are the important ones I can think of. “Why do you want to work here?” This is almost always asked during an interview, often repeatedly by a variety of people.
Negotiating for a faculty position can be a stressful experience. There is a lot riding on decisions made in a short span of time. Fortunately, you can get everything in writing and make sure all is well with a simple rule of thumb: chat on the phone, negotiate via email. Many people think of negotiations
You want to create the best possible application. Providing you insight into my process of reviewing an application for a faculty position may help improve it. Fortunately, the competition for most veterinary faculty positions isn’t particularly fierce, so you are rarely competing against many applicants. Remember, the purpose of an application for a faculty position
Beyond just chit-chatting with people during your interview what, exactly, do you say? How do you present yourself in the most realistic light? I don’t say ‘most positive’ light because I believe you need to be authentic during your interview. If you present yourself as different than you are, you may lead to a bad
Possibly due to poor preparation, possibly due to nerves, and possibly due to ignorance, people applying for and interviewing for faculty positions routinely make mistakes. Most of them are minor, some of them are major. Here are some I have seen (and a few I’ve done myself). Hopefully, by reading this you can avoid them.