Queries related to progression of academics in various capacities from a student to a professor and the various stages involved in the process.

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How important is a cold emotional aspect to being a scholar? [on hold]

If I am to do my best work do I have to control my aspect so that I appear an icy intellectual? For instance, should I have feelings that my body is merely an apparatus for my intellectual play? This ...
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Will a dishonesty incident destroy the chances of getting into a good PhD program?

This is going to be a long post but I believe is the only way to understand my situation. I studied B.Sc in Information Systems Engineering in a small private university in Latin America, it's not a ...
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Is it better to join a PhD or opt for a job in public sector/government? [on hold]

I have completed my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. I had done my master's thesis at a famous university in my country as a part of my curriculum. Now I am working in the same ...
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Why is it so hard to convince professors to write recommendation letters for me?

I am trying to shift graduate schools to change subjects and over the last year I have been studying the new subject in my current graduate school. I have good grades and in collaboration with a few ...
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“Not intelligent” people who have done well in academics [closed]

I think it's a little bit of a stretch to post here, so if anyone knows a better place to ask this question, I would love to hear it. Regardless, I am strongly considering a career in academics and ...
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Is there any advantage or disadvantage in completing MS first vs. direct admission into PhD from undergraduate? [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate student (civil engineering), and I am considering two options that are available to me: Direction admission into a PhD from undergraduate studies First complete an MS and ...
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Careers to Pursue after quitting ABD? [closed]

So, recently I have had two advisors die on me. Because of this, I have not been productive, and am coming into my 5th year. The new lab I'm in is really giving me the blues-- with a supervisor who ...
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What non-research activities are most valuable when applying for faculty positions in mathematics?

I am asking this question for two reasons: first to work on activities to strengthen my CV for the future, and second to write a plan for professional development activities as part of a grant ...
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How one person have knowledge in two different subjects? [closed]

See this one of the stackexchange user's profile: nico this user has huge positive reputation in Biology & Stackoverflow, actually How Biology student have knowledge on computer field?
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Value of an industry postdoc for an R&D career in industry [closed]

I see lot of industry postdoc positions these days. I am interested in working for industry (R&D/product development) and not academia. But would a industry postdoc be helpful to find a good job ...
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How inclusive should my CV's publications be?

I'm in the process of transitioning from industry to academia. Over the years I've been minor contributor to a number of publications and conference presentations and published once as an ...
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Effect of project coordination task on academic profile

I'm soon handing in my PhD thesis, and have funding for at least a one year Post Doc position at the same institute. In my post doc I'll be working on research related, but not directly associated, ...
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How do open science practices affect tenure and promotion decisions?

Does engaging in open science practices (e.g., reproducibility, data sharing, study preregistration, open access publication) affect tenure and promotion decisions for academic scientists? One can ...
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Professor ranking system

It is commonly accepted that professorship is the final rank of promotion in universities. I would like to study the possibility for promoting professors further. Is there any grading or ranking ...
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How much does a professional qualification e.g. CChem add to applications for permanent academic positions or early career fellowships?

I am a postdoc right now. I am not yet at the stage of applying to any permanent positions, but I am planning ahead. My aim would be to apply for early career fellowships within the next 2-3 years, or ...
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Is it worth getting a masters in a secondary field as part of an interdisciplinary PhD?

I'm in the process of making a decision with regards to graduate school and my number one choice is an interdisciplinary PhD program in Computational Science and Engineering. On the computational side ...
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How do I transition from a Ph.D. in engineering to a career in medicine?

I am in a Ph.D. program in Engineering and I do probability, statistics and differential equations. My relevant previous works are: Modelling of blood flow, programming using DNA molecules. (But most ...
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Are there grants that sponsor transition into faculty positions (K99, etc) in not biology-adjacent fields?

In my field (biophysics), I know of a few grants that can be received as a postdoc, which provide funding both as a postdoc and as a new faculty member. One example is the NIH K99 "Pathway to ...
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Path to US board certification for international medical doctor

I would like to get a board certification in order to practice is US as a doctor. I am graduating in October in Italy and I am aware that before getting a residency in US I should pass USMLE exams ...
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How can I assess my potential for a career in pure mathematics? [closed]

I am an undergrad computer science student thinking about switching to pure mathematics. I enjoyed all the math courses I took but I found really hard to keep up with some of them and did poorly this ...
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How much does the participation to online predictive challenges (DREAM, Kaggle, Innocentive) improve your resume?

I'm getting curious about all these online predictive challenges going on, such as DREAM, Kaggle and Innocentive. Surely they all are good occasions to work on new projects and new ideas, to know ...
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Avoiding conferences: Potential effects on an academic career and mitigation strategies

The following question is triggered by reading this recent question as well as by a recent case of an organizing committee member approaching me with invitation to present at a well-known (at least, ...
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How can I improve my chance of getting a tenure-track position

My job search (for tenure-track Assistant professor in Computer Science) last year failed miserably. I submitted applications to about 10 US schools (top 30 -- top-100 quality). In the end, I got ...
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What weight does a visiting assistant professorship in a different field carry in tenure track faculty applications?

I am finishing my PhD next month in Philosophy. I've been offered a Visiting Assistant Professorship (VAP) in Mathematics at a very good (nationally recognized) Small Liberal Arts College (SLAC). I ...
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What are these abbreviations in brackets with year numbers next to author names? [duplicate]

I just read a paper in an IEEE magazine which had a biography section. Next to the author's names, there were a few abbreviations and (what I guess are) year numbers: John Doe [M’08, SM’09] ...
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What are the salary bands specifically for lecturer/senior lecturer/reader/professor in the UK?

This question is related to this question Academic position salaries in the UK (and to some extent to this question too: Academic rank equivalence between the UK and the US systems), but my question ...
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Academic rank equivalence between the UK and the US systems

What are the US equivalent ranks to the Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader (or Associate Prof), Professor ranks of the UK system? Is it correct that in the US system they are Assistant Prof, Associate ...
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Does the course number matter?

I have a doctorate already and have circled back to complete an MBA. My doctorate is in another discipline. My MBA program just told me that, rather than using the proposed course numbers for an ...
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What is the scholarly value of a report containing experimental results and the procedure

I have performed some experiments on approximately 400+ data sets, my PI is thinking of publishing online a report that contains some background information, the software and the procedure used to ...
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There is some indication that I am not that good at teaching – should I still strive to become a professor?

Since I was an undergraduate I have been a tutor many times, either a drop-in tutor or a private tutor. However, somehow these students politely turned away from me for reasons I do not know. In all ...
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How do weak students who want to do PhD's get into masters programmes in the first place?

One common piece of advice for weak students who want to go into academia is that they do a terminal master's degree first before applying to PhD programmes. This, however, bothers me for two reasons: ...
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Market research & consulting: perception and acdemic career perspectives

Those of you, who had a chance to read some of my questions on this site, are likely aware of my ongoing job search, which I am doing on both academia and industry fronts. Since, naturally, I am ...
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Method of self-assessment of academic potential

I am a soon-to-be-CS-grad at a small teaching university I'm sure you haven't heard of. I have had several internships, most of which were more development than research (teaching programming at ...
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How possible is it to do mathematical research outside academia?

Does anyone know if it is possible for a Ph.D. graduate of mathematics to successfully do research in his/her spare time? The work environment and conditions in academia seem somewhat deplorable at ...
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Deferred admission but funding not guaranteed

I received an offer from a top US school for PhD this March and accepted their offer. Due to some family circumstances, I would not be able to join the program this year. I am an international ...
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How does job security in academic untenured soft money positions compare with job security in industry?

With tenured hard-money positions being increasingly competitive, some researchers spend their entire career on soft money untenured positions. To me, it would seem quite bad to never know more than ...
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Master's program advice

A little background on my question. I recently gradated with my BS in Computer Information Systems and am looking to pursue a Master's program. I am also married with 3 children. I am looking for ...
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Is it possible for a high school student to conduct research into computer science? [duplicate]

I am currently half way through year 10 and I am interested in conducting research into computer science. I am from a public high school in a small town in Australia. I want to go to Massachusetts ...
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What matters most : published papers or GPA? (for scholarship and future career) [duplicate]

I studied BSc chemistry and because I didn't like it, my BSc GPA is 2.46. Alongside with BSc duration, I studied mathematics at home as a self-learner. Since my BSc-GPA was too low, so I got admission ...
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Career in applied mathematics after MS in abstract mathematics?

For someone who is more interested in applied mathematics than abstract, which degree should one pursue in order to have a career in applied mathematics, considering he/she has pursued an MS in ...
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Is there a way to influence research in multiple areas of a field?

So, the title may be a little convoluted, but let me explain. My current interests are regenerative medicine and neuroscience. I'm an undergraduate working in a neuroimaging lab, and while I enjoy the ...
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Can I publish a report from a personal project?

During the course of my post-graduation, a friend and I worked on a personal project in pattern recognition. I honestly am not hesitant to admit that although the technique has a decent result on a ...
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Accepting organizing duties in a year…but waiting for a new position

This question is strongly linked to a previous question of mine: Tenured position to be started very soon…what to do with the old affiliation Roughly speaking, my situation is the following: I am a ...
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Is it necessary that lawyers receive a solid training in subjects that are related to their chosen field of concentration?

Should a criminal lawyer, for example, have a solid background in biological sciences and ballistics? Or is it enough that he or she understands criminal law?
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MS in Computer Science? [closed]

I'm a 3rd year undergrad currently studying Computer Science in India. I will be giving my GRE this August with hopes of going to US to further study Computer Science. I am confused as to which ...
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How to become a professional design researcher?

I graduated from BA art design (mostly practical) and MA communication design (where I fell in love with research). Now I have been working as a interactive designer (mostly visual) for a digital ...
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Are there any professors with PhDs in Humanities from Asian Universities working outside of Asia?

tl;dr: "Are there any professors in Humanities working in North America or Europe who have recieved their PhDs from a University in Asia (Japan in particular)?" (I'm specifically interested in Asian ...
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What are the industry career prospects for a CS Ph.D. student who doesn't publish in CS?

I am a computer science Ph.D. student, and my advisor is in a different department. My work is very computational, and kind of CS related, but my advisor mostly wants to publish in journals outside ...
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How to get Industrial Jobs after PhD maths? [duplicate]

I am a Doctorate in mathematics in the area of Queueing theory, Operations research. I want to work in Coorporate sector, industries rather than working as an academic person. Kindly give some ...
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Age vs career in natural science [duplicate]

Due to my country's education (we finish high school later than other countries), a year off, doing master's degree, I am finding myself in my first year of PhD in States being 26 years old, ...