Post tagged: job-search

Academic job ad red flags

Words you don't want to read in a job description
"competitive salary":
Like several other terms on this list, this phrase is can be used in a completely sincere manner: We pay decently. If we offer you the job, then we'll negotiate. Unfortunately, it is just as frequently used as a way of avoiding the subject of remuneration, in the …

Random observations on the academic-scientific job search

Written without any bitterness at all
  • Maintain employable, valuable skills. Never evince any technical skills. Never casually offer to help a colleague with computer problems, etc. First you'll end up being known for that. Second, people will keep asking you to encrypt their hard-drive, build a database, etc. Third, technical matters are low status "working class …