I am a retired emeritus in political science at a campus of Indiana University but I had a "post doc" at Harvard in the early 80s. While I was there the sociology department turned down someone who went to Princeton and won a Pulitzer. Now "political correctness" helps determine who is hired and unless you are VERY,VERY good who gets tenure.Its all very quirky and "accomplishment" has to be in the RIGHT journals with the RIGHT referees unless you're in solid with the people on the local committee(s)and then nothing else matters."Accomplishment" has become like "merit" in school systems;its largely a matter of definition. Remember "if a tree fell down----!