Where you received your doctoral degree influences whether you land that coveted faculty job. A study appearing in Science Advancesfrom the University of Colorado, Boulder's Aaron Clauset and his colleagues examined faculty-hiring networks to find that they follow a steeply hierarchical structure and that the academic system overall follows a strong core-periphery pattern.

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