Various posters from the other thread asked me to provide specifics from my own experience about how the job market treats male and female candidates differently. Obviously I am not going name any specific names, but I will list some anonymous profiles of candidates without names and let readers guess how they fared on the job market.
The following four candidates were the top graduate students from the same CHYMPS department, and all four went on the job market during either 2007 or 2008. Here were there profiles at the time they went on the job market.
Candidate #1: Comparativist, no publications aside from an encyclopedia entry
Candidate #2: Americanist, no publications
Candidate #3: Americanist, had a JOP article
Candidate #4: Americanist, had an APSR article
Based on this VERY LIMITED information, can you try to guess which of these candidates have been successful at producing top publications since 2007, and which have not?
Bonus question: Try to guess which of these four candidates received the best jobs on the market during 2007-2008. To make things harder, I intentionally have not told you their genders. I will tell you that all four of these candidates are white, so there are no complications due to racial minorities.