CVs and Faculty Searches

October 31, 2007

Young Female Scientist has another interesting post up, one concerning the use of CVs in the evaluation of applicants for academic PI positions. Her basic point is that an applicant’s publication record is, at best, an incomplete basis for predicting future success as a PI and, at worst, a misleading basis.

This is absolutely correct. But let’s unpack this conclusion, as I think it will be informative for trainees to get a better sense of what search committees think as they look at CVs and publication records.

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