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Zen Faulkes at Neuro Dojo says that as a search committee member, he doesn't read job applicants' papers — "It takes more time than I'm willing to give," he writes. Faulkes also notes that his committee is routinely hiring for other departments, so that, "in many cases, we're getting applications from people whose science I almost literally do not understand at all." What's worse, Faulkes says, is that he rarely reads his friends' papers either.

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