An interesting discussion of the question over at Political Science Job Rumors: here. I particularly enjoyed the discussion of children vs. dogs that evolved out of the main thread (see pages 3, 4, and 5).
And does this “professional” picture (see second one down) seem a bit odd? I’m ok with, say, a copy of Thucydides in your hand or something, but this?? Or are we too uptight about such things and should we instead celebrate these types of differences that make other folks interesting and the world in general less monotonous?