I am applying tenure-track positions now, however I am about 10 years older than the average applicant (I worked many years in industry before PhD).
I talked to 2 experienced people whom I trust. Both said ageism is an unfortunate reality of recruitment (especially in my technical field). One of them even told me it is OK to prepare a CV that doesn't reveal age. Although I don't know how that is possible since CV contains my B.Sc. degree date.
If two applications are about same then being 10 years young might be a plus. I am OK with that, but is that all? How strong is ageism in tenure-track recruitment process ? especially in technical fields such as physics, engineering, math, statistics etc... Should I hide my B.Sc. degree date ? Doesn't it look weird ?
I wonder what people with TT committee experiences think about it. thanks.