moving around/climate for women
dorwe001 at MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU
Wed Jun 12 14:17:21 EST 1996
Although I understand the concerns voiced on this thread, I would like to play
devil's advocate for a moment.
National Agencies granting fellowships for post-doctoral work are hoping to
cultivate excellent faculty members. Their rationale for encouraging or even
requiring a relocation may include 1) a different perspective in one's training,
and 2) demonstrated mobility to facilitate accepting the best (or only) faculty
position available upon completion of your post-doc.
Also, someone mentioned Barbara McClintock. My recollection is that between her
graduate career and her productive faculty career at CSH, she moved around quite
a bit. Germany, Missouri, California and perhaps more. For more details, See
the Jan. 94 volume of Genetics for a well-written Obituary by Nina Federoff.
She ended up back at CSH, perhaps in part due to the fact that few others had
any intention of hiring and/or promoting a woman.
Jane Dorweiler ** Regardless of what they say about the
Department of Plant Biology ** cat, curiosity is a good thing. It's
University of Minnesota ** what makes each and every one of us
dorwe001 at maroon.tc.umn.edu ** a scientist!!
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