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

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Should you talk about your other research areas in a tenure-track job talk?

I'm invited to give a seminar talk on a topic of my own choosing during my tenure-track position interview. Am I supposed to make it a "true" seminar talk about one specific topic, or should I also ...
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How much does an undergraduate degree matter for an academic career?

I'm a PhD student, in medical physics at a very good collegiate university in the UK. I did a four-year undergraduate masters' (in physics), and I'm just finishing a four year PhD. I'm now at the ...
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When listing refereed papers in a CV, should I highlight my name in authors lists? [duplicate]

I am experimental physics grad student updating my CV / publications/talks list in preparation for applying to postdoctoral positions. In my refereed publications list, while a few of the most recent ...
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How can I justify having only two publications when applying for postdoc jobs in physics/chemistry?

I have only 2 publications from my PhD, and I am applying for a post-doc position. My fields are: Theoretical physical chemistry; condensed matter physics; computational chemistry; cluster science. ...
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Where can I get quality training knowledge for Robotics/Automation in India? [closed]

I have completed my engineering in Electronics and Telecom stream.I am a fresher and wanting to get placement in the robotics and automation based company.For that I am planning to join training ...
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What are some effective ways for someone without a graduate degree to increase their chances of getting hired as a lecturer?

Context I am graduating from a Bachelor's degree (Computer Science) at the end of the year from a fairly large Australian university (top50 world). I am keen for a lecturing role (only teaching) at ...
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Should you disclose the name of an institution that made you an offer?

I am in contact with institution A about a potential tenure track position. Meanwhile another institution, let's call it B, has offered me a position. Naturally, I have to mention to A that B has made ...
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emailing contacts after applying for faculty jobs

I was talking to some colleagues at work and they strongly advised me to contact people that I know at the universities I applied and let them know that I submitted my application and have interest in ...
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Education sections in an Job Application Form

I'm trying to fill in an Application Form for a position as a Spanish Teacher in United Kingdom, and I came accross these 2 sections: Educational/Training and Academic qualifications and Further ...
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How does one address a tenure-track offer that is below expectations

I'm about to receive a tenure-track offer and was already informed about the offered salary. Unfortunately, the salary is barely an increase over my current postdoc salary. (In fact, taking into ...
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Can I use one job offer to speed up another offer (on my dream job)?

My question is all about academic job offers. This is my first time on the job market post PhD, so I'm completely new to this. Here's my dilemma: I was interviewed for an academic position last ...
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Is it Ok to mention a 2 body problem during a tenure-track interview, if getting the job would actually resolve the problem?

I'm having an upcoming phone interview for a tenure-track position and I expect that I will be asked the usual "Why would you want to work here?" question. Apart from reasons relating to the research ...
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What goes in a student success statement for a faculty application?

One of my faculty position applications requires me to write a student success statement. I'm unsure what such a document should contain. Is this similar to a teaching statement?
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Are en-route masters in physics viewed differently from terminal masters in physics in the Canadian job market?

A little bit of context behind this question: I was asked, during a student presentation, whether an en-route masters (usually awarded upon passage of quals in a direct PhD plan) really was worth the ...
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What is the recommended option for a faculty applicant after accepting an offer and getting another better offer?

As universities provide short deadlines for faculty position offers, applicants can accept an offer-1 (verbally or by signing a contract) and which is not the best. What is the recommended option if a ...
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Job Hunting for a postdoc

I just finished my postdoc in Bimolecular engineering and I am hunting for a job, or a position.But my concern is that out of almost 80 jobs that I applied over the last two months, I have not ...
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Is it unusual to get an informal offer before any recommendation letters have arrived?

A person I know applied for a time-limited position (i.e. a post-doc) somewhere in western Europe. Xe gets invited for an interview. The next day, xe receives an informal e-mail, We will recommend ...
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Should all voluntary self-identification forms for faculty positions be filled?

When applying for a faculty position, usually there will be an request to fill a self-identification form about things like race and disabilities. The request will mention that it is a “voluntary” ...
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Figures of Merit (Erdős number) in Resume/CV

I've noticed recently that colleagues, friends, and others seeking employment, have shown, among other things, their Erdős number on their resume/CV. I've also seen some put down their h-index, or ...
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Applying for job at same university as PhD application

I have a question for a situation, but I'll try to keep it brief. Couldn't find any similar questions, but I'm not sure how to phrase the search either. I graduated with my MS in Jan. 2014, just ...
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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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Should I let potential employers know I have a job offer?

I've interviewed for a few positions, one of which has made me an offer. I'm very pleased with the offer, but I prefer some of the other positions. I have the luxury of being able to take a lot of ...
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Should applicants send an email to check the status of their faculty application?

After sending a faculty application online, should the applicant send an email to check if all documents were received and whether the application is complete or not? Some suggest to send an email, ...
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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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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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Does GPA/Transcript matter for academic jobs after the PhD?

Courses taken and GPA can matter quite significantly for undergraduates, both for applying to graduate school and applying for jobs. What about courses taken and GPA during PhD? Do they matter at all ...
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Is it fine to ask who are the search committee?

I saw that some friends know who are the search committee members before their interviews. So would it be fine to ask the department who are they? And if it was fine, why the department didn't mention ...
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How to reply to an academic interview invitation?

What is the recommended way to reply to an academic interview invitation? And would there be a difference in response if the invitation was sent by a faculty or a staff? Should it be very short or ...
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How to negotiate for clinical vs protected research time in academic job offer?

I am a doctor, with specialty in psychiatry and a subspecialty in mood disorders. I have been offered an academic position at a larger university, but the letter of offer does not specify any ...
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Send a question or thanks letter after receiving a notification of receipt of application?

After applying to some faculty positions, some professors send emails (not the automatic ones) that they have received the application and ask if the applicants have any questions. Should the ...
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Seeking TT position with criminal record (DUI)

I am a few years away from being done my PhD in philosophy, and plan to seek work in the field. I have a DUI on my record from when I was 18 years old. Will anyone care?
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Faculty hiring differences in Theoretical Computer Science between US and UK/Germany

I'm a PhD student in theoretical computer science in the US. This question contains some great answers on how to get a faculty job in Theoretical CS. I wonder whether there are some significant ...
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What's the benefit of delaying a tenure-track position for doing a postdoc (when you already have a tenure-track offer)?

I've seen candidates for tenure-track positions in computer science that managed to negotiate a starting date that is a year later than originally planned. During that additional year, they all seem ...
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Potential Impact of Pass/Fail vs. Letter Grade in Elective Courses

The current grading system of my university allows graduate students to either receive a letter grade (A through F) or receive a Pass/Fail grade (where A-C is Pass) in any course offered. Each student ...
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Am I obligated to finish my post-doc term before starting my tenure-track job?

I am currently a postdoc at a research university. I had originally intended to stay at my postdoc for two years, and this was the understanding I had with my postdoc adviser. However, I decided to ...
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Would I be disqualified from academic positions in mathematics if my PhD is in cognitive science?

I'm currently working on a PhD in cognitive science, but my research and interests straddle the line between cognitive science and mathematics. Right now, I am most interested in pursuing an academic ...
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Will it hurt you to leave a tenure track position (for another) after one year?

I'm a new assistant professor in my first year of my first tenure track position. For several reasons, I am seriously doubting whether my current position is a good fit and am considering applying ...
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Graduate without a job offer or delay

I am posting here for the first time. I am Canadian 6th year grad student in USA. My adviser is rushing my graduation, which is a good thing. But, he is telling that he has ran out of funding and want ...
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Do hiring committees actually give preference to underrepresented groups?

For reference, I am a woman of color in mathematics and I am applying for academic jobs. I noticed that many of these applications say something like "Women (and other underrepresented groups) are ...
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What do I put on my publication list if I have no publications?

I am applying for a lecturer position at a university, and one of the application materials is a publication list. I am a graduate student in my last year of PhD, and I plan on focusing my job search ...
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Should I include written evaluations (from courses I took) in my transcript as part of the job application materials?

I did my undergraduate and graduate degrees at a university that includes course evaluations as part of the transcript. My evaluations from my professors and instructors generally are good to ...
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Does your university name matter? [closed]

If you are seeking an engineering job, do employers care about which university you attended? Do they look at your grades, or bias their decision based on the college's reputation? There are stories ...
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What does “scientific report” mean?

An Australian bioinformatics job ad talks about writing "scientific reports" in the selection criteria. Wikipedia has an article on Technical reports, which it says are also called scientific ...
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What should I include as “evidence of effective teaching methods?”

I'm in literature and applying for a tenure-track position. One of my job applications is asking for "evidence of effective teaching methods" as one of the documents I am to submit. Does anyone ...
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In what cases are you able to start a postdoc without a “conferred” PhD?

Many PhD programs only confer their degrees one, two or three times per year. If you successfully defend and submit your dissertation after the scheduled conferral date, you must wait until the next ...
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How much decision time is given for tenure-track offers

I've been applying for tenure track positions in computer science. Recently I visited university X for an interview and they have hinted that they are likely to offer me a position after my second ...
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Should I offer to pay (some of) the travel cost from the UK to the US for an interview?

I'm applying for tenure track jobs this year, and unfortunately the silence from universities I've applied to has been almost deafening so far. While I'm sure there are several factors contributing to ...
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Is it inappropriate to explain why I really want to live where the university is located in my job talk?

I am preparing to give a job talk for an on-campus interview for a tenure-track assistant professor position. The university is located in city X. I really want a job in city X because I have many ...
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In applications for academic jobs that ask for a “copy of transcript”, is a “copy of transcript” an unofficial or official copy?

I am confused in a lot of applications for academic jobs, such as assistant professor, lecturer, instructor, at academic institutions. Many of them ask for a "copy of transcript," but I am unsure ...
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Should I give an overview of my research program at the beginning or at the end of my job talk?

I am preparing to give a job talk for an on-campus interview for a tenure-track assistant professor position. In many of the job talks I have attended, candidates will spend 40 minutes talking in ...