Also this week: diversity officers under Trump; a look at how far women have come and far we still have to go; what songbirds can teach us about diversity and problem-solving.
A new book explores career outcomes for Ph.D.s in the sciences.
Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: tips on teaching from an outdated textbook; how to prep for an interview with the provost; how to fight new fees on chemical purchases for laboratories.
Rule No. 1: Never pay retail in a new lab.
The open exchange of ideas remains essential, as our new science-denying president prepares to take office.
How a Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics engineering changed course to pursue a federal policy career.
Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: how to respond to personal questions from students; an American expat contemplates staying abroad.
You need to talk about assigning credit — before the research project gets started.
Here is how I’m reviewing your job documents and what I’m looking for in your candidacy.
How to tell if a fellowship is a genuine career-development opportunity or a revolving door to nowhere.
To answer that question, here are four other key questions you need to ask yourself.
The first lesson for any new principal investigator: Don’t rush into hiring.
That is a particularly tricky issue for assistant professors assembling their tenure case.
Just because you’re “accessible” and “approachable” doesn’t mean you’re a good mentor.
“I wish I had known how much fun I was going to have,” says a new assistant professor about his first year on the job.