31.10.07

JUNIOR FACULTY SHOULD BE ON THE MARKET ALL THE TIME. Thus did one of my colleagues at my first job explain professional survival in research economics. Not all practitioners in all disciplines have yet received that advice, to judge by what the moderators at Rate Your Students (must be the downtime between six-and twelve-week exams) have been dealing with. Read and understand.
The reality of this profession is that salary, resources, and achievement can depend on putting oneself on the market, particularly when one is in one's probationary period.
Indeed, although the ensuing bull session goes beyond spirited. See also this and this.

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