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

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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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computing one's Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath number [migrated]

Erdös numbers, Erdös-Bacon numbers, and Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath numbers are not uncommonly found on a CV these days. It's easy to find lists and online tools to discover low values for the first two, but ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Contacting via email or Linkedin (or similar sites) to help land a faculty appointment

I've applied for faculty jobs (in physics) in a number of places, and am just waiting for someone somewhere to contact me. In the meantime is there any way to raise my level of visibility? For ...
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How often are lectureship positions just for one year?

I am an adjunct instructor in English. I do not have a PhD and don't actually want one. What I really want is a full-time lectureship that would offer job stability. However, I was recently told that ...
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How often do PhD students from top universities go on the academic job market and fail to get a job? [closed]

I'm mainly interested in the field of computer science and how often students from top places simply fail to find academic jobs.
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How should I state 'MS dropout' in my resume when applying for data scientist positions?

I've read a couple threads on how to state a PhD dropout in a CV, but wanted to query opinion on the case where the degree in question is a Master's instead. Additionally, my situation is a bit ...
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How do hiring/promotion/grant committees assess individual applicants who've authored papers with huge teams

While reading this slightly-too-snarky question, I was reminded of a slightly more serious question I've wondered about from time to time: how does being one of the 1000+ authors on a paper like the ...
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What to do if a university is pushing for a response before making a formal offer for a tenure-track position?

I have interviewed for a tenure-track position. I got a call (followed by an email) saying that they would like to offer me this position and I am their top candidate. This being said, in the ...
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What are some faculty positions focused purely on research in Europe? [closed]

In the UK we have fellowships at various levels depending on experience, in which there is no obligation to teach. What are other similar positions in Europe (including the UK)?
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Is a PhD from a developing country worth paying for?

In my country, Egypt, some well-known institutes offer PhD degrees. I want to apply for a PhD program in biostatistics for which I will certainly pay a lot of money. How much would such a program ...
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Master's degree vs. Master's degree without thesis

I'm a doctoral student (in a fully funded applied statistics program) opting for the terminal master's degree with thesis due to personal reasons and the lack of fit in the program. However, I'm ...
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How are reference letters for postdocs submitted?

I am right now beginning my first application for my first post-doctoral position. The announcement lists a series of documents which should be submitted, including (quite predictably) a reference ...
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How to solicit feedback from students about faculty candidates?

I am the grad student on the hiring committee, and I have been tasked with gathering feedback from grad students about our faculty candidates. All of the grad students were invited to attend each ...
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Should the length of a research statement and a teaching statement be the same?

I am applying to a faculty position that emphasizes both research and undergraduate teaching. The application asks for a research statement and a teaching statement.I realize that both documents are ...
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Should I mention undergraduate research history when writing a resarch statement for a faculty position?

I am a PhD student applying to academic faculty positions in mid-sized institutions in the United States. I am writing research statements for ecological/environmental positions with a major focus on ...
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How many candidates are usually invited for a campus interview?

I am currently a candidate for a few jobs, and have a few campus interviews. How many candidates are typically invited for a campus interview? I am mostly interested in answers for positions for ...
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If a postdoc is interested to apply for a future professorship in his/her current institution. What should she/he do in the postdoc research period?

Based on the discussion in a previous question Apply for assistant/associate professor at same institution as postdoc? If someone is interested to apply for a future assistant/associate professorship ...
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Is it possible to write a proposal to get a junior professor position in Germany, when existing openings seem far from my research interests?

It has been several months that I am looking for a juniorprofessor position in German institutes. Basically there are just a few opening which are far from my research interests. I have a good ...
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Junior professorship (W1) in Germany without full German proficiency

I am a Computer Science PhD student aiming for an Academic career. One of the options I am considering after I receive the degree is to apply for a W1 professor position in Germany (Junior professor). ...
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How do I deal with postdoc acceptances that come in before my preferred institution makes its decision known?

I will graduate soon from the doctoral program. I will apply for multiple postdoc positions. The results of the one that I really think is great for my career will be probably announced later than the ...
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A cv with or without passport photo while applying for postdoc [duplicate]

I am a Ph.D student from mathematics background and about to submit my thesis in a month or two. I am thinking to apply for postdoc position. Shall I send my normal cv or the one bearing my photo? ...
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Is it a bad thing to send an application for a master thesis late at night?

I am looking at an advertised Masters thesis/internship that could lead to a PhD. The first contact should be made by email. Is there any chance it could be looked down upon if I send that first ...
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Can I somehow leverage my willingness to work for a lower salary in job applications?

In the future, I will be on the market for a temporary academic position (postdoc or visitor) in the US, in math. Because of my lifestyle and financial situation, I do not need a large salary. ...
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Could teaching at community college for a few years harm my career?

If one aspired to a traditional, research-based academic career in a major university, would teaching for a few years at a community college (say, after the Master's) be damaging to one's CV? I'm ...
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Website for professorship positions in Germany?

Is there any website for professorship positions in Germany? I find few websites, but they don't cover most of the universities. There are more up-to-date advertisements on the website of ...