Academic Job Listings for Operations Management and Information Systems


  1. Operations Academia (link)
  2. Decision Science Institute Job Postings (link)
  3. POMS job openings (link)
  4. INFORMS Career Center (link) and mailing lists
  5. DMANET (link)
  6. ORNET(link)
  7. HigherEdJobs (link)
  8. AcademicJobsOnline (link)
  9. MathJobs (American Mathematical Society) (link)


  1. Association for Information Systems Career Services (link) and mailing lists (link)

* By courtesy of Miao Bai, David Bergman, and Yuan Jin.

** Please let me know if I missed anything.

Data Visualization


  • A Brief History of Data Visualization | Stanford [link]
  • History of Data Visualization and Telling a Story with Data | UC Berkeley Events [link]
  • 34 Data Visualization: A Brief History of Maps, Time Series, and Charts (FR) | Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) [link]

Online Articles:

  • A brief history of data visualization | Jon Hazell [link]
  • 8 fantastic examples of data storytelling | [link]
  • Randy Olson here to answer all of your questions about data visualization [link]
  • Spurious Correlations [link]


  • Tukey | Exploratory Data Analysis [amazon]
  • Robin Williams | The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition) [amazon]
  • Gene Zelazny | Say It with Charts: The Executive's Guide to Visual Communication [amazon]

Teaching Resources

Books about college teaching:

  • Teaching college [amazon]
  • What best college teachers do [amazon]

Article on syllabus writing:

  • Best practices in Syllabus writing: Contents of a Learner-Centered Syllabus [link]

On Designing slides and your syllabus:

  • The non-designer's design book [amazon]

Online sources:

  • Why you will fail to have a great career | Larry Smith | TedxUW [link]
  • What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger [link]
    • Notes: Two powerful teaching styles of Larry Smith and Robert Waldinger.

100+ Books to Read

(updated on August 20, 2019)

Teng on July 7, 2019

I recently learned that other PhD students experienced mid-PhD crisis as well [link]. To cope with it, some recommend to start small projects to nurture a sense of accomplishment and to see things get finished. Those small projects could be baking a cake and taking a painting class [link]. I started something similar in the end of 2017 when I was in the first semester of my third year. Other than the joy from reading and learning, compiling a list relieves some level of anxiety too.

  1. [x]a phd is not enough
  2. [x]Siddhartha
  3. [x]Teaching College
  4. [x]成事 - 冯唐
  5. [x]the non-designer’s design book, fourth edition
  6. [x]中国人在硅谷——netscreen的故事
  7. [x]不二 - 冯唐
  8. [x]三十六大 - 冯唐
  9. [x]the professor is in 
  10. [x]The book of why by Judea Pearl
2018: [20 books]
  1. [x]dare to lead
  2. [x]the subtle art of not giving a fuck
  3. [x]portraits of courage - George W Bush
  4. [x]Almost Interesting - David Spade
  5. [x]girl, wash your face
  6. [x]不再神圣的经济学
  7. [x]David Spade: a Polaroid guy in a snapchat world
  8. [x]book yourself solid
  9. [x]指数基金投资指南
  10. [x]how to win friends and influence people
  11. [x]番茄工作法图解
  12. [x]Nudge
  13. [x]the influential minds
  14. [x]the power of habit
  15. [x]a higher loyalty
  16. [x]the 5 second rule
  17. [x]Tig Notaro: I’m just a person
  18. [x]Lean in for Graduates: Sheryl Sandberg
  19. [x]thank you for being late
  20. [x]I can’t make this up - life lessons
2017: [3 books]
  1. [x]everybody lies
  2. [x]how to start a conversation and make friends
  3. [x]Breaking Free