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Difficult Career Choice

Question asked by Matthew Jorgensen on Jul 14, 2011
Latest reply on Jan 16, 2012 by Kathryn Leach

I am a physical chemistry grad student, planning on defending soon, with a wife and two kids.  I have lined up a very nice post-doc in Germany.  But, I recently applied for and made it past the first round of cuts for an "emergency opening" assistant proffessor job at a non-research university in my home state.


I love teaching, and I want to end up close to my family, so the teaching job sounds pretty nice.  On the other hand, the post-doc in Germany is an awesome opportunity.


My question is, supposing I am offered the assistant proffesor job, do you have advice on what I should consider in making my choice?