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Post-PhD Blues: Get famous!

March 8, 2006

I just read an interesting post on how to get ahead in academia. Post-PhD Blues: Get famous!

The jist, for those in a hurry, is to:

* Get famous by publishing in the top-notch journals
* Be working on truly great stuff (preferably research)
* Kiss ass and get the right people to like you.

Of course, this is my take on her take of someone else’s advice, but it seems pretty accurate. Teaching, for those who like teaching, should only occur at the community college level–or the land-grant universities. Leave the more prestigious posts to the professionals. 🙂


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