In this episode Eric interviews Ciara Kidder from Marian University in Fond du Lac, WI. Ciara is the founder of the blog The Novice Professor, and the conversation starts there. Ciara’s first undergraduate major is very unusual before switching to psychology. We discuss assistant professor job market tactics, including Ciara’s telephone and campus interviews, including worst experiences. We end with a conversation about progress toward tenure, coincidences, luck, and the role of privilege in success.