I try to avoid simply linking to some other post or article without adding commentary of my own. But I’ll do this now, for this essay on Scientific American’s blog:
The Awesomest 7-Year Postdoc or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-Track Faculty Life, By Radhika Nagpal
It’s on a topic — advice for new faculty — about which the internet is full of whiny ramblings and mediocre advice, but this essay is unusually good. Its one omission, I think, is that the author doesn’t discuss the stresses of securing funding for research (i.e. keeping a lab full of students fed), but this is a lot to ask of an already long article, and also, it varies a lot between fields.