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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Completion of graduation [on hold]

I started my graduation in 2010. Which should have gone completed by 2013. Bachelors in business management.but now due to some issues I was unable to complete my graduation and I got numerous ...
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PhD in Informatics [on hold]

I am considering a PhD in Informatics at UC Irvine. What type of jobs and salary can I get with this degree?
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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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University prestige overall vs specific area [duplicate]

I see here questions about university prestige, reputation, fame etc. very often. The problem is, I'm curious, if the overall prestige of the university is so much important for a future career. ...
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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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Is Florentin Smarandache a real mathematician? [on hold]

I have seen him publishing in both arXiv and viXra with some other recognised experts and authors in some fields such Fuzzy Logic and Intuitionistic Logic, but his papers appear to be vaguely writing ...
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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, ...
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PHD Part Time vs Full TIme

Will it make any difference if you do a PHD full time or part time ? In my case my diploma/certificate will mention that the PHD was done part-time, how will this affect my career afterwards? will it ...
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What specialization in Computer Science is closely related to front end development? [closed]

I'm a front end developer with 3 years of experience. I'm working with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks. My under graduate in not Computer Science. Now, I want to pursue my Master's ...
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Career options in scientific/academic publishing for PhDs and Postdocs

I finished my PhD a few months ago and am now settling into a postdoc position. The last 6-8 months of my PhD had been quite stressful (well, nothing unusual there, of course) and when it came to ...
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How does a recognized and well-known Professor help his students in getting an academic job?

It is often told that working under big shots (I mean, recognized professors) in a particular research field is always beneficial on the way towards getting a faculty job in top research universities ...
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How should I convince my parents about a career in mathematics?

I am an 11th grader and studying undergraduate mathematics and living in India. I want to become a mathematician, but there is one problem in this path. My parents want me to become a medical doctor, ...
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US PhD to Developing Country Professorship

So I was listening to this story on The Moth about a woman who earned a degree in Egypt and then an advanced degree in England and then went back to Zimbabwe to be a professor at local university: ...
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How common is redundancy in the British (UK/Australia/NZ/Ireland) system?

The British permanent faculty system seems to differ from the US tenured system mainly in that in the former the management can 'fire' one on the basis of redundancy (What is the difference between ...
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Looking for some advice about Ph.D [closed]

I am stuck at a problem and looking for some advice here. I am a student of Integrated Ph.D(2+3) and have completed first two years of the course and now have two choices- To go through ...
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Is it fair to all applicants if you were admitted to a prestigious law school partly because the dean endorsed you?

Let's say you came from a good law school and have good grades. But for some reason, you decided to transfer to an even better school. To be admitted, you need high grades and entrance exam scores. ...
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How to find a high quality PhD advisor in another country?

I an currently finishing my first year in a Masters program in Computer Science / Mathematics and thinking about getting a Ph.D. I'm not really sure, however, that I want to make my Ph.D. with the ...
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Tenured position to be started very soon…what to do with the old affiliation

Nowadays I am a second year assistant professor (without tenure) in physics at a German university (rank W1, Juniorprofessor), advising 2 PhD students. Today, it came to me the information about a ...
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Role of positions' geographical diversity in (US) academic career perspectives

I'm curious about the impact of geographical diversity of positions (postdoctoral or junior faculty) on career prospects in academia. In my current job search I see a small number of positions at ...
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Normal career path for lecturer in Computer Science

I'm 27 and looking for advice on the career path for lecturing in Computer Science. At the moment I have just started a job at a blue chip company in Software Engineering. However my prime goal is to ...
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How to design an undergraduate internship project?

I am postdoctoral fellow working on computer science and bioinformatics, and it seems I might have the possibility soon to supervise some undergraduate internship students. Internships should last ...
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How difficult is it to obtain a postgraduate qualification in the academic field that's unrelated to your undergraduate programme?

How hard is it to obtain postgraduate qualification in the academic field unrelated to your undergraduate programme (or sharing a rather strenuous connection with it)? I'm looking for answers that ...
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Should I communicate to a researcher that I'll apply for a postdoc position is his lab in approximately two years?

I started my first postdoctoral position one year ago in a new university. In two years (or so), I'd like to apply for another postdoc position in another university, in a research team that works on ...
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Changing careers to teach Mathematics

I am currently trying to change careers after doing postdoc physics research for many years and not being able to obtain a research faculty position. I really enjoyed my university teaching ...
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How do different National Labs “compare?” [closed]

I am looking at offers from multiple national labs and wanted to know broadly how each compared. Are there "more prestigious" national labs than others (similar to universities)? Are some known for ...
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What is the best way to decline an interview after applying for it?

I have applied to 2 postdoc jobs in the same university and have been selected for a 2nd interview in one before doing the first interview in the other lab. The interviews are set at different times ...
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Does ORCID matter for a person who would like to work in academia?

I just noticed the following words from arXiv: "You are encouraged to associate your ORCID with your arXiv account. ORCID iDs are standard, persistent identifiers for research authors. ORCID iDs will ...
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Is it true that a full Ph.D. is a disadvantage for technical positions in the private sector? [closed]

If you do work that requires a technical skillset (ex. programming, data science) and plan to work in the private sector. Is completing the Ph.D. degree a disadvantage in terms of what opportunities ...
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Could getting an MS in CS be bad for my career?

I'm in the following situation. My first 7 months out of college, I worked software job I really didn't like, and then I hopped on to another job I like. I've been in that second job for about a year ...
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How to measure achievement in a field where large collaborations are normal?

In some fields of research, huge collaborations are the norm. This is especially true in experimental high-energy physics. Say I'm evaluating someone's resume, and that person is transitioning out of ...
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<revised> Faculty positions in Asia at age 40+ from where I am now [closed]

First, I am really impressed with this website. Thanks so much for all your insightful comments and answers!! Some background info.: I am in my 30s and graduated with a MSc (Statistics) seven years ...
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A Break after college , following your passion , going on the right path - the implications? [closed]

Okay, first off let me provide an overview of my educational past: Just as any kid I went through school, and then high school with an integrated prep course for getting into a top notch college in ...
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Do academics and graduate degree holders need to publish articles or books to be respected in their fields?

I've read that academics have to publish their works to get tenure or be prominent in their fields. Indeed, almost all popular scholars were known through their published works. But is it possible for ...
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Is a PhD in numerical analysis more marketable in industry than a PhD in pure analysis? [closed]

Would a recent math PhD graduate who did his work in numerical analysis be more marketable/prepared for a high paying job in industry than a recent math PhD graduate in pure analysis? Also is there ...
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Is Dean-hood largely irreversible, and if so why?

In academia, I have noticed a number of cases where a professor who becomes a Dean (or other non-department administrative post like Provost) effectively permanently stops being a researcher ...
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Why do some mathematics professors teach more/less courses than others?

Not sure if this belongs on the Academia site, but since I'm a math major and the question is based solely on my observation of mathematics professors, I figured this site would be best. At my ...
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Does engineering branch in India really doesn't matter for success? [closed]

I had just seen a post on quora that the branch doesn't really matter to be success. the post stated that if i need to choose between CS-branch(which i want) from tier-3 college and EE-Branch(which i ...