Or Academic Job-hunting in the time of COVID-19 So you may be aware of the pandemic currently sweeping the globe. I am currently experiencing shortness of breath but I’m not sure if that’s due to my asthma or spending too much time on twitter reading all the COVID-19 stories that are currently dominating the newsContinue reading “Pandemics and the Post-PhD Phase”
Rejection hurts, but it happens to everyone The scene: You submit a year’s worth of work as an article to a journal. You wait anxiously for a few weeks or months. Then the decision letter comes in. The adrenaline is high, the anticipation almost unbearable. You open the letter and… “We regret to inform you”Continue reading “Rejection, Rejection Everywhere – Part 1 of 4: Rejection hurts everyone”
“Look at academics. Most of them have a 40/40/20 role. That is, they spend 40% of their time on research, 40% on teaching, and 20% on service. So, if you want an academic position after you graduate, try and develop your skills or get experience in all three areas.” When I started my PhD, thisContinue reading “Well-Rounded Academic or Publishing Machine?”
The day was finally here. I was done. I had done all the checks, the proofs, and I couldn’t face reading my thesis any more. It had taken three and a half years, eleven studies, and 2,233 participants. I was done. I logged onto my university’s submission page, attached a PDF of my thesis, andContinue reading “The Post-PhD Blues”
“Once you have your PhD, what next?” I almost always get the same reply to this question “Well, you use your Post-Doc experience to get a job”. But this misses the huge space between post-PhD and securing a Post-Doc.
So, how’s the academic job market? This is the first question I asked the minute the end of my PhD was in sight. The process of finding a job in the Ivory Towers of the world seemed to be cloaked in mystery. Just as I was asking this question, serendipitously this study “Insights from aContinue reading “How’s the academic job market?”