Supervisor Criteria

An excellent supervisor…

  1. … stimulates you to develop your own ideas
  2. … yet at the same time guides you and your project carefully
  3. … is critical when necessary, but in a fair and constructive manner, focused on improvement (not intimidation)
  4. … listens to you patiently, whether it is about your ideas or about your problems
  5. … is well-prepared and well-organized
  6. … is visible, approachable, and in touch with you on a regular basis
  7. … helps you navigate through academia in a broad sense (in conferences, in publishing, teaching, with your cv, applying for grants, in time-management etc)
  8. … is a good philosopher, whose remarks betray solid philosophical knowledge
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