I started reading the *Concerns of Young Mathematicians* from the YMN (Young Mathematicians’ Network) back in the early 1990s, back when it was a weekly email newsletter. The email has been replaced by a web site, and this month introduces two new folk who will be contributing regularly:
- Robert Talbert, who is also the author of the blog Casting out Nines. His first YMN article is “The hiring process as risk management“. I never viewed the hiring process in quite those terms, but he makes some really interesting points.
- An anonymous faculty member who is chairing a search committee. Their series, “Blogging our search“, gives some of the inside scoop on the search process.
[This makes it sound like there’s only info about the job search; I believe that others will be joining them to talk about additional subjects of interests to Young Mathematicians, whether undergrads, graduate students, working folk, or recreational mathematicians.]
*In the interests of full disclosure, I’m on the editorial board of the YMN. And I’m totally excited about these new columnists!