Chemistry Employment Analysis WeekDecember 12th, 2010
I keep a spare change of clothes in my office for two reasons:
1) The possibility of a lab accident
2) The possibility that I’ll think about having to venture into the job market next year
This week, I’ll be participating in a chemistry-blog roundtable discussion on the future of jobs in chemistry. Every day, a different blog will host the discussion. The scheduled slate of topics is as follows:
Monday: ChemJobber will discuss the academic labor market in science
Tuesday: Just Another Electron Pusher will tackle the question of whether academia is producing too many PhDs in chemistry
Wednesday: I’ll be discussing why the idea of tenure for chemistry professors is stupid
Thursday: ScienceGeist will discuss what policy changes should be instituted to address problems in this area.
Friday: ChemJobber will host a recap
So…unless something crazy happens, Wednesday’s post will be it for me this week. I’ll see y’all in the comment threads at the other blogs.