UCB Boulder Report – April 2019

UCB Boulder report on ECR Computer Scientists indicates early career productivity is linked to university of employment rather than to place of PhD

The reports on research from UC Boulder on Computer Science ECRs concludes Early career productivity ‘linked to workplace, not training’.

“A common assumption is that faculty’s scholarly productivity mainly reflects their scientific skill, which is often assumed to correlate with the prestige of their doctoral institution,” concludes the study, which was led by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder.

“Here, we show that this assumption is false: for early career faculty, the characteristics of their working environment, and not the prestige of their doctoral training, drive their productivity, and the greater productivity of faculty in more prestigious departments cannot be explained by the preferential selection or retention of more productive scholars.”