Advice for academics

Some 74 percent of professors aged 49-67 plan to delay retirement past age 65 or never retire at all, so let’s face it, you need help.  Here are some resources that will be update as I find them (or they’re pointed to me!).  This will be perma-linked in the upper right-hand corner!

Currently in no particular order (will organize later):

You and your research by Richard Hamming.  A classic which everyone should read.

Some modest advice for graduate students by Stephen C. Stearns

A survival guide to starting and finishing a PhD by Nathan Yau

How to get tenure at a major research university by Sean Carroll

Pro-tips for graduate students (especially in bio/statistics): parts one, two, and three

Choosing a PhD program: what’s important and what’s not and How to choose a PhD program

How to get into an animal behavior graduate program: an outline, getting good recommendation letters, and getting research experience

Having the courage to build your own non-academic career path by Carla Davidson

Getting the right kind of mentorship by Mark Christie

A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market by John Cawley

Advice for Acadmic Authors by Kwan Choi

Writing Tips for Ph.D. Students by John Cochrane

Ph.D. Thesis Research: Where do I Start? by Don Davis

The Young Economist’s Guide to Professional Etiquette by Daniel Hamermesch

A Few Tips for Being a More Sucessful Graduate Student by Darren Lubotsky

How to Survive Your First Year of Graduate School in Economics by Matthew Pearson

Q&A: Experienced Advice for “Lost” Graduate Students in Economics by Ariel Rubinstein

Giving an Academic Talk by John Shewchuck

The Complete Guide to Getting into an Economics PhD program by Miles Kimball

How North American ecology faculty search committees work by Jeremy Fox

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