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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Want to open Start-up [on hold]

I have done MCA and now I am working as a software developer. I want to open my start-up, actually I tried it but for the lack of good team I had to shut it down. I tried to took opinion from my ...
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How can I show local universities that I am someone they will want to hire in a few years?

I've split this question into a general question that I feel applies to many people and specific details for those who are interested. General question:I have accepted a 2-year teaching/research ...
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Can I pursue SAP after MCA? [closed]

My question is how can I make career in SAP after MCA in India? Please provide guidelines as to where to start from. Is certification need for the same? I am currently pursuing MCA final semester.
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How can I get into doing research on politicians, people or issues? [closed]

I am from India and have completed my Bachelors of Engineering in Geo-informatics and now currently a IT Employee. I am passionate about doing research on social issues and to finally know the ...
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Can you do a post graduate in Math(or some other hard sciences) if you major in a soft science?

It seems possible to go from soft sciences to hard sciences. For example one professor in my philosophy department initially did math as an undergraduate. So I am wondering can you go the opposite ...
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Does the MPhil degree has any value in the industry? [closed]

Does an M Phil program appeal to graduate students who don't want a PhD? Outside academia, how is an M Phil viewed? I work for a college that is considering offering an M Phil in English.
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Lack of team support in post-PhD Mathematics career

I received my PhD in mathematics about ten years ago. Despite my preference, desire, and attempts, I was not offered any postdoctoral positions. Part of the reason was (I think) that my dissertation ...
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Is it realistic to continue academic career if a supervisor is a sophist?

I was writing my bachelor's degree and that went quite bad. The reason was that my supervisor was a sophist, in my opinion. For example, when I wrote in my thesis: "Let n be the cardinality of the ...
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Is it a good idea to leave a PhD program for another one in a better school after two years?

I am finishing my second year as a PhD student in computer science and I have an opportunity to go to a much higher ranked school. Is it a good idea to just leave my current program to the future ...
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Are faculty positions more competitive than government research lab positions?

Whenever I've been in the audience of a faculty interview presentation, I left impressed but demoralised. It appears the bar of making it as far as the interview is very high indeed, and I don't know ...
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What do you need to work in administration at universities?

I would like to work in administration at university and I was wondering if there is any specific course/qualification that will increase my possibilities of doing so. In particular, I was thinking ...
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Can I be a lecturer without doing research?

This is probably a question quite opposite to the general vibe of people in academia, but oh well. I am a UK-based PhD student and as I progress through my programme I notice more and more that my ...
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Do research-only postdocs harm chances for tenure-track opportunities?

Suppose a person spends their PhD at an institute with a high ratio of PhD students to other students, resulting in a very low teaching load for PhD students, resulting in no or almost no ...
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Is talking about quitting to your supervisor a point of no return?

I have been feeling miserable about my PhD degree situation for a bit of time, and I just started therapy. So far I've tried not to take drastic decisions such as quitting, because I know I am ...
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Is it a mistake to fail to mention future career plans in an application for admission to an MSc in pure mathematics?

I am applying to various universities to study for an msc in maths or pure maths. After sending of my application I have realized that I have not mentioned anything in the way future career plans. ...
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Is it normal for a graduate student's fate to depend on the success of a breakthrough idea?

I am officially a graduate student in a different department than where I have been working for the last ~6 months. (..(un?)fortunately this department where I were I now work is ranked almost the ...
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Should I quit my PhD - workload, self-esteem and social life [closed]

I don't really want a degree. I just want to get married, and have weekends and evenings off, and chill out and play board games, and have nice conversations with friends, and have time to exercise ...
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Postdoc or Job?

I currently have 6 years of teaching experience and a PhD (in mathematics if that helps). I am left wondering where to go next. I would like to try out industry and the private sector (they pay ...
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Why do some individuals who are productive PhD students at leading Western institutions, then publish infrequently as faculty in their home country?

I am a computer science student from Turkey. While I was checking the websites and publications of various CS Professors in Turkey for my future studies, I noticed a strange trend. (Excluding minor ...
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Is it possible for people with a stutter to have a career in academia?

I understand that it is difficult for people with stuttering to verbally communicate and explain their ideas/research or to give lectures. Does that means there is no chance for them to work in ...
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how useful are solo papers?

I have heard a few times that having single-author papers is good for your career. I suppose this is because it shows you are capable of producing research on your own. But I wonder if it is a ...
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Indecision between PhD and industry

First a little bit of background. I am a graduate student (Bachelor) that will finish the Master degree in june or july at most. I am working on my thesis at my university with a professor that I ...
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What credit does inclusion in “Who is Who” book add to the researchers and academicians?

This question has two intents. Firstly sharing an email I received, as an academician, with other academicians and also clarification on the contents of this email and the way it works. I have ...
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Is pursuing a second PhD in the same or related field a viable means of returning to academia after a decade in industry?

I have a PhD from a reasonably good program in pure math, but I had no support from my department or adviser and so went into industry afterward. I'm unhappy with the situation, and I'd love to return ...
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How to keep plans for a job change quiet?

I am most likely leaving my permanent position at my current university for a permanent position at a new university. I have been given an unofficial offer and we have agreed to terms. I have been ...
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How often do mathematics professors move up from mediocre schools to good ones?

How often do mathematics professors move up from mediocre schools to good ones? For example, let's say someone did some ok research at a postdoc and then went to industry for 10 years and afterwards ...
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Would a (temporary) industry position before starting a tenure-track position have a negative effect on academic career?

I have obtained a tenure-track offer (computer science) starting in 1 year that I'm planning to accept. I'm currently a postdoc in theoretical computer science and I'm facing the situation where I ...
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Does research require a certain kind of personal abilities or is it a matter of hard work?

I've failed to finish my master thesis, I thought this was attributed to the minimal supervision of my adviser - he/she wasn't an expert in the domain of thesis and didn't give me any kind of insights ...
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Can the US general schedule (GS) scale be mapped to academic rank?

There are a number of US government jobs that are in essentially academic research labs that are unaffiliated with a university (e.g., the NIH and the national laboratories). The salary for some of ...
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Research on career path after tenure denial?

I am looking for a study on the career path of professors after they are denied tenure. Specifically, what percentage of these get a tenured or tenure-track position at another institution? get ...
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To teach English at the college level, is there an advantage to having a masters in English vs Education?

I'm currently in my second year of teaching English at the secondary level, and I'm wondering if it's better to pursue a Master's in English (I have a Bachelor's in English Lit.) or Education. Is ...
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Non-academic positions after PhD in computer science

With the academic job situation so tight and uncertain, I am thinking of jobs outside academia (after a PhD in Computer Science). There are plenty of programming jobs that require an undergrad or even ...
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Career path after my PhD at Human Computer Interaction

I have done my Bachelors in Computer Science and my Bachelors research topic was on Human Computer Interaction. I feel really interested in this research field and as this is too much diversified and ...
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Applying to a new position after a few months?

Last summer, my current funding ended and I had to look for a new position. I managed to find a lectureship at a university. Unfortunately it is one which is more focused on undergratuates rather than ...
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Academia deadend?

I am currently thinking about applying for PhD in Finance (the country is Germany), because I like studying and the university atmosphere of young and talented people. However, a PhD in Finance does ...
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Getting a job in industrial math with only a Masters? [closed]

Is it possible to get a job in industrial mathematics with a Masters in math but no work experience and no PhD. Or would one be limited to only nonresearch industrial math jobs? How about the type of ...
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Leaving a Master's Degree Early for a Doctorate Degree?

I am currently enrolled in my fourth semester of my master's degree program in psychology and this should be my final semester. Due to issues stemming from myself and my relationship with my mentor, ...
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How do I get back into Mathematics after graduating with BSc 14 years ago?

Ive always loved Maths but for numerous reasons I bounced along in general/non-profit admin/management. After maternity leave I have found myself at the bottom again and seriously thinking how can I ...
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Is mathematical aptitude the limit of how well I can do in an interdisciplinary life science field as a computer scientist?

I apologize in advance if this question is too broad, or too subjective - I couldn't think of a better place to ask it. Summary: does mathematical aptitude impose an upper boundary on how well one ...
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How could one prepare for a telecon interview for a government lab?

Suppose that, after applying to a publicly advertised position, a person gets invited to an interview for a regular (not time-limited) scientific job at a national scientific research laboratories in ...
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In PhD admission is research internship or a job in a research lab better?

If I hope to enroll in a Computer Science PhD program in a top tier university (Stanford/CMU) and I currently hold a master's degree (without publication). Is a year-long Research Software development ...
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Opportunities in Academia with a CS degree, mainly related with Machine Learning? [closed]

Short version: Finishing my bachelor's degree in CS, unsatisfactory experience in private consulting, trying to find out possibilities in academia. Long version: I am finishing my bachelor's degree ...
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Is there some quantifiable difference between those who seek master's degrees and those who seek doctorates? [closed]

Is there some quantifiable difference between those who seek master's degrees and those who seek doctorates? If there is, does the difference justify the current distinction between the two? The ...
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To work in statistics for industry and research centers, is a masters sufficient or is there a major advantage to having a PhD?

So I am inquiring general tips from experienced individuals of academia and industry. I am a recent graduate from a top university with B.S. in math. I had goals of doing PhD in stats, but recently ...
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Choosing a PhD field, based on short term or long term decision?

I saw already questions regarding field choice, but they do not explicitly answer this question : Choosing a PhD by following short term interest or following the long term vague idea of what one ...
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What If the announcement for a Tenure-Track position in a research-intensive university does not request a research statement?

If a TT position is announced in a medical-related field in a research-intensive university, and they request to apply using 1) a letter of interest and 2) a CV (No research statement is required). ...
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What are the pros and cons of including graphics/figures in teaching and research statements for academic job applications?

I was wondering what the prevailing opinion in the community is, with regards to the pros and cons of using images or graphics in teaching and research statements for academic job applications. I ...
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What is the role of a PhD advisor after a student has graduated?

It seems from answers to certain questions (such as Should a mid-career faculty application include a letter from the former PhD advisor?) that the role of an advisor may continue after a student has ...
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Is it wise to develop skills that do not immediately benefit short-term research productivity?

I have a master in physics and philosophy and have a keen interest in mathematics. Currently I am doing a PhD in philosophy. On a personal level, however, I cherish the interdisciplinary ideal of ...
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Should I mention my goal of expanding my family business in my MS statement of purpose?

I am applying for MS in Industrial Engineering. Do you think it is safe to mention that I have a family business which I would like to expand with the aid of IE? Or will it be useless for their ...