A postdoc and blogger at Candid Engineer in Academia suggests that "if assistant professors were drafted the same way as players in the NFL," tenure-track candidates could be evaluated by "some kind of ranking, and difficult-to-decipher stats," like their h-index, or an algorithm to determine their overall efficiency.

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