Regarding the job hunt during and after the completion of graduate studies.

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What to choose: PhD or unemployment?

My name is Andrzej and I am going to graduate in July with MSc in physics from one of major Polish universities. Last holidays I thought a lot about my future and what transferrable skills I have that ...
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Wearing a suit for a presentation and meeting with potential postdoc supervisor in Germany

I'm visiting a German university (in one of the big cities) for a couple of days for the purpose of discussing a postdoc for myself. I work in maths. I'm supposed to give a talk on one day for a ...
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Should I include a paper with a low impact factor in my CV

I'm a Masters Student who has an old paper. I wrote a paper years ago with a research group in my old school. However, it's a really simple idea and was published in a not very reputed journal (Impact ...
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How common is it to switch to a tenure-track position from a non-tenure-track position in the same institution?

I am looking for answers from the perspective of U.S. institutions. At some institutions (e.g., mine), a faculty member is allowed to switch tracks at the institution once in their career at that ...
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Request for resources for industrial postdoc positions [closed]

Since the question is about postdocs, I hope it satisfies the guidelines of the community. I'm looking for industrial postdocs in Europe, more so in the areas of mathematical/statistical modeling, ...
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Taking year off after PhD and focus on research? Does it look bad?

Say I have finished my PhD and I would love to just write a few papers and do some research before getting a job at a university which will also involve teaching & administrative things. Also, ...
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Are GRE/GMAT or other certificates needed for academic career after PhD?

My interest is mainly in computer science. I am wondering if, for a post-doc or an assintant professor poistion, the certifications such as GRE or GMAT are reqired or if they don't have any relevance. ...
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When to apply for permanent positions while having a lengthy postdoc

I am less than half way through a five year postdoc/fellowship in mathematics. Some places have talked to me about possible tenure-track positions over the past year. As the years go by, I am getting ...
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Mentioning non-academic pre-PhD work on one’s website?

Does mentioning non-academic pre-PhD work on one’s website help or hurt one on the academic job market? I’m a graduate student in political science approaching the end of my PhD and preparing to go ...
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Publishing: Is working at home perceived as unprofessional? [closed]

I've done research work entirely at home, it is completely unrelated to my thesis. I am going to publish it in some journal. Although I am aware that I should not use my affiliation, and it is ...
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Do I HAVE to have a PhD to get a post-doc position?

I suppose this is probably largely lab dependent, but I'll go ahead and explain anyway. I graduated last year with a bachelor's degree in engineering, and landed a job as a Research Assistant (...
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Is my doctorate good enough?

I received a doctorate from an online school Walden University. I have not had any luck finding a full time college teaching position. Should I pursue another Ph D from another reputable college? Can ...
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Applying for postdoc fellowship vs applying for lectureship

I finished my PhD 2.5 years ago (Computer Science), and have since been working as a post-doc at a top university. I've decided that I want to pursue an academic career, and I'm trying to decide what ...
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Applying for jobs outside academia: when and what kind of jobs are out there? [closed]

I am at the end of my PhD. I am considering switching to the private sector and find a job in some company. There are two main questions I did not find an answer yet: Is there some professional ...
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What does “masters 2 level” mean?

I saw an offer in a research group described as 'Research position at master 2 level'. Can anyone clarify for me what that means? Is it a 2nd masters or anything else? Does it always need a masters ...
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Choosing a degree program with 'low academic standards' [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right StackExchange to post this kind of question. If not, I apologize. I currently have a problem in choosing a undergraduate program to study. I am mainly interested in ...
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For a list of references is it better to give full links to a research group or just the address to the faculty homepage? [closed]

I am in the process of writing a contact list of my references. I noticed a inconsistency in how the different individuals include links as a reference (e.g. in mail signatures or business cards). ...
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Hiring Process in Norway for Postdocs

Many months ago I applied for a postdoc position in a university in Norway. About one month ago I got a letter from the university with an evaluation of all candidates. In this evaluation, I was ...
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How does academic hiring work in the humanities in Denmark?

I have applied for an academic job at a good university in Denmark, but as a non-Dane I've been trying to learn about how the hiring process works. Can someone explain to me the various steps in the ...
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Post Doc application during June-July [closed]

Is it possible for a final year PhD student in theoretical high energy physics to apply for postdoctoral positions during June-July if (s)he misses the usual deadlines in Nov-Dec? (Edited)
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What is the timeline for academic job postings in the humanities in Australia?

What is the timeline for the humanities (specifically literature) job search in Australia? In the US, jobs begin to be posted in September. Any advice for a US candidate looking for a level B (...
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Do hiring committees look at a candidate's StackExchange account?

On StackExchange, some people use their real names, while others hide behind a username. I was wondering, do hiring committees look at a candidate's StackExchange account and consider the candidate's ...
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What to expect from an HR interview for a postdoc position?

I had a successful technical round of interview for a PostDoc position offered by an NGO. Now I am told that I will be interviewed by the HR manager for the same. I was told that I am technically ...
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Is there an Advantage to have a Teaching Statement with References

I will be on the job market, again, next year. I am looking for a position that emphasizes teaching. I wrote a new teaching statement each year for the past two years since I just graduated with my ...
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Visiting assistant professor position vs Post-doc position

I have couple of offers for a visiting assistant professor (VAP) and for post-doc positions. I'm debating which to choose. I'm finalizing my PhD now at a top 50 R1 school in engineering. The VAP ...
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Accepting an Assistant Professor position at a low ranked university

I recently completed a postdoc at a prestigious R1 university, in a high profile lab. My publication record is not prolific, but those that I have published as first author are well respected journals,...
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Can I ask a reference letter from someone I met at a place I interviewed?

I had an interview at a university for a tenure track position. They decided not to give me an offer, but I met a professor there (for the first time) that supported me as a candidate. This ...
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Have a job, but might not finish Ph.D. on time.

I have a few irons in the fire as far as jobs go. I have one offer so far and am waiting to hear on a few others. I am working hard to finish up my PhD, but might not have it completely finished by ...
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Why are positions in math so hard to come by nowadays? [closed]

Whenever I've heard math professors talk about job prospects in academia, they indicate that the job market has gotten much tougher over the years. Is it true that it is harder now than it used to be ...
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Can I teach English at a community college with only a Bachelor's degree? [duplicate]

Can I teach at a community college with only a Bachelor's degree? I am interested in the liberal arts. Specifically: English. I read someone else's post with a similar question, and the responses ...
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What are the differences (if any) of the tenure-track job hunt if you're a professor compared to a PhD student

I'm asking mainly for the field of computer science. It is expected and often encouraged for PhD students to market and advertise themselves during several months it takes to apply and interview for ...
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Where can I study what I really interested in as a postdoc researcher?

I am a postdoc researcher in AI field. I was hired as a lead scientist in governmental project (named project A). I need to work on it at least eight hours on week days. Apart from the study in the ...
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Will I be penalised if my economics job market paper is coauthored with my supervisor?

I read once before that the job market paper should not be coauthored with my supervisor because other universities will assume that my supervisor did all the work. I will apply for an academic role ...
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Should I not hire someone who does not get along with me?

When I was doing my postdoc, there was a PhD student who shared the same office with me; he didn't get along very well with me or anyone in the office. He could be described as unfriendly and a little ...
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What should I do if I have accepted an offer informally but am denied the job?

This is a follow up to my other question. In November last year I accepted an informal offer of a position at a university outside my country of residence. Since then, I have in good faith withdrawn ...
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How many papers are expected a PhD student to write in order to be accepted on postdoc programs?

I am a PhD student now in theoretical physics with applications to nuclear physics, astrophysics and chemistry and I am asking about how many papers are expected a PhD student to write in order to be ...
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How to reply to an unofficial offer from my second choice when I also have an unofficial offer from my first choice?

Here is my situation. I am looking for a post-doc position. I have two choices, A and B. My first choice is A. And I already got an un-official offer from A. I was told that A is working on a ...
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Does prestige of PhD granting insitution matter for those wanting to work in industry? And can a high level post doc position elevate an application?

I know for those wishing to have a career in academia that branding is key for securing a tenure track position. Branding is also key for certain industries at the undergrad level. I was wondering if ...
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Is it easy to find a job in industry in a different area?

I am doing a PhD in the field of atmospheric chemistry at a good university in Canada. I feel I do not like my research very much and I am not very interested in teaching or doing research in my area. ...
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How effective is ResearchGate as an academic selection and recruitment tool?

I've informally noticed that ResearchGate seems to have increased in popularity over the last year or so. I also noticed that, while I'm not on the job market, ResearchGate was able to successfully ...
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How secure is a post doc job offer in an email from the department chair prior to receiving the official written letter?

I'm in/from the US. I'm finishing my PhD this semester. I've been offered a research postdoc, via email, by the dept. chair at one of my top choices, but outside the US (would rather not give too many ...
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Are faculty hiring committees overly polite on “denial” answers

I applied to several tenure track positions this season. For some of them, I received an e-mail letting me know that I was no longer considered. That's cool and expected, since most of them were in US/...
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Undergraduate Interviewing for Research Assistant Jobs- Tips?

So, after having an interest in pursuing a full time position in research to live and breathe research without class commitments in hopes of building a strong skillset, I decided to pursue job ...
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How to screen out candidates for faculty jobs who don't know the subject

I teach physics at a community college and have been on a number of hiring committees for tenure-track jobs. Usually we interview about 6 people for such a position, and of those, usually something ...
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Applying for faculty position --wondering how long to expect to wait

I applied for a faculty position. One month later they asked my references for reference letters. I have not heard from them for a few weeks. I have not been asked for a phone interview yet. Is ...
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Why is getting your PhD in Iran invalid for obtaining a post-doc position in the US?

My friend earned her PhD in Tehran Iran, I assume from the primary university. She received many awards and published several articles in Condensed-Matter/Cosmology. However when she applied to ...
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Quitting PhD with a masters: any benefit to write a second masters thesis?

I have previously asked this question I'm a doctoral student in a fully funded applied statistics program opting for the master's degree due to personal reasons (i.e. mentor is toxic) and the lack ...
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When do I let other places I applied to know I have an offer? [duplicate]

I currently have a job offer, but I have had two other campus interviews. The other search committees often mention that I should update them on my job search. I am not sure what this means exactly. ...
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Will a Master in Science (Statistics) helps in landing a job

I specialize in Pure Maths when I was a undergraduate. Currently I am working in a university as a teaching assistant. I would like to find an industrial job. However, due to my lack of applied ...