Category Archives: Tenure

Toward Anti-Oppressive Mentorship in Mathematics

The eMentoring Network in Mathematics was created to broaden participation in mathematics through peer to peer mentorship. We hope to foster community among mathematicians across ranks, institutions and locations. I hope this blog and network is a service to all … Continue reading

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Are you thriving or surviving?

We are lucky to have another guest post from the amazing mathematician and educator Candice Price, who recently moved to Southern California! ***** Maybe I am just too demanding? Maybe I am just like my advisor, too busy? Recently, this … Continue reading

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Service Statement: Beat Overcommitment

Service to your institution and to the broader mathematical community is an invigorating experience. Whether its connecting with people to provide opportunities for engagement in mathematics, opening doors for youth who wouldn’t have access otherwise, or filling a need in … Continue reading

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An Academic Party of One

This is a guest post from the one and only Candice Price. I was teaching when I wrote this so forgive me if it goes astray. But I have been to many panels on work life balance. They normally consist … Continue reading

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Some suggestions for revising rejected grant proposals

Getting grants for research projects is hugely important for all active investigators.  In universities where research is emphasized, pre-tenure faculty will be evaluated a couple of times before the tenure decision and grant activity is an important element in that … Continue reading

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Young Mathematicians and the Challenges of Writing

One of the biggest challenges for many young mathematicians is creating work they feel worthy of sharing with the world. This feeling transcends well beyond the mathematical community and is quite prevalent in many fields. How does one deal with … Continue reading

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Your Upcoming Job Interview

Many of you are in the middle of the job search process and are going to have interviews pretty soon, so I wanted to offer some thoughts on how to prepare. I am hoping that other readers can add their … Continue reading

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Switch up your research routine!

If you’ve ever worked out, you know that your body can get comfortable doing a particular exercise and then no longer feel challenged. In order for you to continue to transform your physique and train other muscles, you have to … Continue reading

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Starting and maintaining research collaborations

A successful research career involves a mix of individual and collaborative projects. Areas of mathematics that people used to consider separate are becoming increasingly interconnected and those connections often lead to interesting new approaches to mathematical problems. This is true … Continue reading

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The First Year: Filter The Noise

Throughout my life I’ve always anticipated transitions with apprehension. I distinctly remember entering ninth grade nervous about the social climate, worried about the idea of taking final exams, and scared overall about the academic challenges ahead. These emotions were not … Continue reading

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