Suppose that you had a choice between having your favorite candidate win the presidential election, or having a first-author paper in Science. Which would you pick?
Chad next observes:
For this particular election, I'm not even sure that would do it...
Take the full challenge, after the jump.
What would need to be offered before you had to think seriously about this choice? A tenure-track job? Tenure? A secure source of funding?
And there it is folks. Assume that you are facing an either/or guarantee to make things easy. Take Door # 2 and your Presidential candidate loses. Door #1 and you do not get a given listed item, let's say for 4 years.
What professional success would make the failure of your Presidential selection worth it? What professional success can you forgo to guarantee your Presidential selection wins?
- First author paper?
- Successful Ph.D. defense?
- First author CNS paper?
- Tenure-track job offer?
- MERIT award?
- Full Professor?