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Steven K. Ayer and Bryan Franz
This podcast is aimed at providing honest experiences about challenges, failures, and possibly a few success stories related to life in academia.
Jun 11, 2021
Managing your Advisor with Dr. Jad Chalhoub
Dr. Jad Chalhoub talks about his experience as Steve's PhD student to highlight some of the good (and not so good) aspects of their working relationship.
May 7, 2021
Podcast about a podcast?
Bryan and Steve discuss successes and failures from their first academic year of recording Professerror. Also, they welcome your feedback on how to improve the podcast moving forward. We look forward to hearing from you!
Apr 23, 2021
Communicating for Impact in Academia with Professor Fernanda Leite
Fernanda Leite (University of Texas, Austin) discusses some of the strategies she has employed to effectively communicate with students, colleagues, and others in order to maximize her impact.
1 hr 7 min
Apr 9, 2021
Challenges Faced by Female Professors in Engineering with Professor Andrea Richa
Professor Andrea Richa (Arizona State University) joins us to discuss some of the challenges female professors face in engineering.
Mar 19, 2021
Work Life Balance with Professor Matthew Hallowell
Prof. Matt Hallowell (University of Colorado, Boulder) discusses lessons learned related to managing work responsibilities with the rest of life's responsibilities.
Mar 12, 2021
NSF CAREER Success (and some failures) with Professor Jeremi London
Dr. Jeremi London (Virginia Tech) discusses her recently awarded NSF CAREER grant, but also some of the challenges she experienced leading up to this success.
1 hr 11 min
Jan 29, 2021
Maximizing Your Impact
Professor Mikhail Chester (Arizona State University) discusses how to maximize impact while reducing time spent doing non-value-added tasks.
1 hr 11 min
Jan 15, 2021
Applying for Faculty Positions - On-Campus Interviews
We discuss on-campus interviews and share some experiences of what to do (and not do) during this process.
1 hr 2 min
Dec 28, 2020
Research group start-up (with Katherine Madson)
Katherine Madson (Iowa State University) joins us again to discuss challenges and lessons learned associated with starting up a research group during the first semester of a first faculty position.
Dec 11, 2020
Surviving your first semester of teaching (with Katherine Madson)
Professor Katherine Madson (Iowa State University) stops in to share some of her successes and failures that she experienced in teaching during her first semester as a faculty member.
1 hr 3 min
Nov 20, 2020
Applying for Faculty Positions - Phone Interviews
We discuss the process of phone interviews for faculty positions and share some of our own lessons learned related to this.
Nov 13, 2020
Transitioning from industry to academia with Anne Anderson
Prof. Anne Anderson joins in for the discussion to cover lessons learned when she transitioned from her industry career to one in academia.
Oct 23, 2020
Applying for Faculty Positions - Preparing your application materials
We discuss the process of preparing your materials for applying to faculty positions. Hopefully you avoid some of the mistakes we made!
1 hr 19 min
Oct 9, 2020
Managing Your Time
Bryan and Steve cover lessons learned, as well as continued struggles, with time management in academic careers.
Sep 25, 2020
Getting Feedback on Your Research Proposals
Bryan and Steve discuss lessons learned through the feedback that their proposals have received.
1 hr 9 min
Sep 13, 2020
Crafting your research proposal
Bryan and Steve discuss lessons learned related to generating research proposals to secure external funding. We hope you enjoy it.
1 hr 21 min