From 2016, I wanted to note this request on Twitter from Julia Kalow on good literature to read in preparation for running a new laboratory that generated a lot of good responses, including this small list of "new assistant prof lit":
- "Advice for a Young Investigator" (Santiago Ramón y Cajal)
- "Making the Right Moves" (HHMI)
- "At the Helm" (Kathy Barker)
- "Teach Better, Save Time, and Have More Fun: A Guide to Teaching and Mentoring in Science" (Penny J. Beuning, Dave Z. Besson, Scott A. Snyder, Ingrid DeVries Salgado)
A C&EN survey by Lisa Jarvis, talking about startup package size. Also, the private C&EN Facebook group about for new chemistry professors. Also, the 2016 open thread here about this subject.
Best wishes to all new assistant professors and Godspeed.