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

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Mailing list for internships and full time jobs for computer science PhD students

I have found many mailing lists for conferences. I just want to know: is there any mailing list that updates internship and full-time positions (computer science industry jobs and academic jobs) for ...
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Is it better to join a PhD or opt for a job in public sector/government? [closed]

I have completed my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. I had done my master's thesis at a famous university in my country as a part of my curriculum. Now I am working in the same ...
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Does it make sense to apply for research positions requiring a bachelor's degree with graduation still 4 months away?

Basically, the position Research Associate I at The Institution (United States) carries the requirement of a bachelor's degree. The application description also provides an email address to lab ...
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Careers to Pursue after quitting ABD? [closed]

So, recently I have had two advisors die on me. Because of this, I have not been productive, and am coming into my 5th year. The new lab I'm in is really giving me the blues-- with a supervisor who ...
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Some postdoc positions do not have deadlines, but will open until filled. What is happening?

I am currently searching for postdoc positions for my first time. Many postdoc positions have definite deadlines, but others don't. Surprisingly, some prestigious institutes list postdoc positions for ...
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Unconscious bias toward recommendation letters written by men?

This is an attempt to rescue a strongly down-voted question. Are there any studies investigating possible unconscious gender bias in evaluating recommendation letters? Specifically, is there any ...
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What does it mean when it is mentioned women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply? [duplicate]

There was a position-opening announcement of a research-intensive university in the US I came across very recently where it is explicitly mentioned that women and minorities are especially encouraged ...
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What to do about negative teaching evaluations during job interviews?

This past year I taught two undergraduate freshman-level required religion courses (one in the Fall and one in the Spring) and the teaching evaluations from students were rather average-to-poor. These ...
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How much does a professional qualification e.g. CChem add to applications for permanent academic positions or early career fellowships?

I am a postdoc right now. I am not yet at the stage of applying to any permanent positions, but I am planning ahead. My aim would be to apply for early career fellowships within the next 2-3 years, or ...
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How long should I wait for the response of the possible postdoc advisor?

Some days ago, I write a message to a PI to confirm if a postdoctoral offer, posted on a webpage, was still open. He reply me that those positions were already filled. But, he ask me for my C.V. just ...
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What is the role of research in liberal arts college faculty evaluation?

Lately, I've been wondering why institutions with a primary emphasis on undergraduate education (e.g. liberal arts colleges) value research output amongst their faculty. This is not intended to ...
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What is the meaning of posting a position-opening announcement multiple times at a research-focused institution?

There was a position-opening announcement posted in a department's homepage of a research-focused institution in the US on February 14, 2015. I firmly believe my experiences and track record make me ...
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Clarifications needed: UK research positions

In addition to various US-based positions, I am currently considering (applying for) several research positions at a couple of well-known UK universities. While I researched the topic somewhat, I am ...
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How to determine if an institution is a research or teaching university in the United States?

I came across a faculty vacancy announcement at a US university where it is mentioned that the candidate will be expected to perform teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. In ...
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Clarification needed: Job market paper

During my ongoing academic job search, I'm seeing that some universities require a job market paper as a part of application package. While I read a bit about the meaning of the term, I'm still ...
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Should I write my master's thesis in English, as a non-native speaker?

I'm currently enrolled in a Master's degree Program in Statistics in Italy. I just started working on my thesis and my advisor asked me if I wanted to write it in Italian or in English. Apparently, ...
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Is it useful to include my teaching experience in primary school when applying for lecturer position

I've just finished my master degree recently, and now looking for job, lecturer, in some university. However, I found that my teaching experience is very limited. Is it a good idea to include my ...
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How can I improve my chance of getting a tenure-track position

My job search (for tenure-track Assistant professor in Computer Science) last year failed miserably. I submitted applications to about 10 US schools (top 30 -- top-100 quality). In the end, I got ...
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Is it normal that research institutes do not hire their own PhDs for postdoc positions?

The institute where I'm doing my PhD has a formal policy not to hire local PhD graduates as postdocs. Is this normal? I live in Europe.
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How to deal with poor teaching evaluations on academic job market?

I will enter the academic job market after having received poor teaching evaluations for my first and only independently taught class. Some of the criticisms were well founded, and I am trying my best ...
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Is there a website where I can post my CV where potential academic employers can find me? [duplicate]

Is there a website where I can post my CV where potential academic employers can find me? To be more precise, I'm looking for postdoctoral position in the areas that uses differential geometry but ...
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Value of placement services for non-members

I am curious about what people think about value of limited period (typically, a year) placement services, provided by academic professional organizations, such as Academy of Management. For example, ...
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How to demonstrate programming knowledge in CV, while applying to academia and industry?

I'm currently looking for both postdoc position(preferred) and industrial position in areas where I'd need to do programming in the language(s) my lab/company will need me to. The academic areas I'm ...
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How long is it reasonable to wait for a graduate student or postdoc to obtain a visa?

For a recent position for which an offer has been made, a colleague of mine has been waiting for more than eight months for a visa to be issued. Is there any reasonable point at which it makes more ...
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Where is the best places to find faculty job postings in physics?

I'm currently a postdoc interested in finding a tenure track faculty position. What are the best places to find job postings for such positions? Seeing as this might be a very context/field dependent ...
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Math teaching job after PhD in the United States for a foreigner

I am currently at the beginning of my math PhD career at university in the U.S. after getting higher and college education in Europe (where I am from).I have always liked teaching and math, but I'm ...
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Appropriate to write to the head of a department to ask about potential openings?

I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor, coming up for tenure next year (no concerns about getting tenure). There is another university I would like to move to. Their department is of similar strength ...
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What counts as a “project” when a potential employer asks a graduate about recent projects they have completed?

I recently graduated with a BS degree in Physics and I am looking for a job in the tech industry. A common question I get is talking about recent projects, so in general, what kind of assignments in ...
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Type of non-university, research jobs suitable for a mathematician turned computational neuroscientist, with coding experience

I've asked the same question on Math Overflow Background: I'm a Ph.D. in pure mathematics (late '13, related to differential geometry, low dimensional topology) turned into computational ...
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Approximate time frames for US postdoctoral application decision making and starting

Performing an academic job search for the first time (unlike the industry ones), the more I dive in, the more I see how such search for a junior faculty position is very dependent on timing, time ...
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Consequences of applying to both research and staff positions at the same school simultaneously

There are some well-known universities, which I considered applying for several positions at each school (as a recent Ph.D. graduate). The potential problem is that, at each school, some of the ...
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Is it ok to list reviewing experience in a resume when you don't have a PhD?

A friend of mine is has an appointment as research staff without any postgraduate degree, let alone a PhD. However, she has years of research experience and has single-handedly reviewed impact factor ...
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Is academia politics in early career an issue? [duplicate]

The following question is based mostly not on relevant personal experiences, but is largely inspired by reading here and there mentioning of the politics aspect in academia. At the present time, I am ...
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Handling academia politics - an early career case [closed]

This question is based mostly not on relevant personal experiences, but is largely inspired by reading here and there mentioning of the politics aspect in academia. At the present time, I am ...
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What is a good way of getting peer feedback on my draft cover letter?

I am preparing material for the academic job market and I would like to receive feedback from peers on my cover letter. Additionally to the traditional personal contacts, I have thought about online ...
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Background section for research statement

It is my understanding that the main sections in a research statement should address the following three main points: 1) research interests and skills; 2) past (and present, if any) research; 3) ...
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Advisor suggesting my marriage may cause problems in Postdoc position search [closed]

I am currently looking for postdoctoral positions, and am considering applying overseas (in US right now). My advisor has expressed his opinion that I can not be successful in an overseas position ...
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Single application for several postdoctoral positions

I just finished crafting an application's cover letter for a particular lab (if it matters, area of research can be broadly classified as computational social sciences). The situation is that they ...
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Academic job search: writing sample

In many, if not most, advertisements for academic positions, specifically for postdoctoral and junior faculty positions, I see a requirement of including a writing sample as part of application ...
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Postdoctoral job search: mixed applications

As I'm currently pursuing an academic job search (in parallel to the industry one), which includes potential postdoctoral positions, I would appreciate some clarifications on the following aspect. ...
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Postdoctoral job search: freedom

As I'm currently pursuing an academic job search (in parallel to the industry one), which includes potential postdoctoral positions, I would appreciate some clarifications on the following aspect. ...
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Postdoctoral job search: positions and job titles

As I'm currently pursuing an academic job search (in parallel to the industry one), which includes potential postdoctoral positions, I would appreciate some clarifications on the following aspects. ...
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Is it alright to be out of academia for a while before applying for academic or research-only positions?

I am 15 now. If I quit high school now and start a BSc around age 35 and finish my PhD around age 45, is it possible to find a job in some university after being out of academia for so long?
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Some specifics about research and teaching statements

Thanks to Internet and this site, in particular, I have a pretty good overall idea about contents and style, expected from research and teaching statements. As a potential postdoc or junior faculty ...
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Etiquette for declining a tenure track job offer

I have a good idea of what things to say in my correspondence regarding this matter; here I'm mainly asking how to deliver the news: by phone or by letter/email. I have received conflicting advice ...
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Can I serve as a reference for someone applying to fill my position?

I work as an administrator at a university and will soon be resigning from my position (the job has already been posted). A student who I formerly supervised is applying for my position and has asked ...
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Attending job talks when you are leaving the department

I am leaving my current department in the next few weeks. We are currently in the mist of our hiring season and have 12 job talks and campus visits schedule before I leave. None of the positions we ...
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Is it better to negotiate a faculty offer by email or phone?

When negotiating a faculty offer with a search committee chair, is it better to do it via email or phone? Which one is more efficient and can get better results? For example, email have the advantage ...
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When to negotiate an offer?

After receiving an offer and a deadline of 2 weeks, when to start negotiation? According to some opinions, that one round of negotiation is fine. So is it advisable to start negotiating in the first ...
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Is it possible for someone with a BA in mathematics who is not currently a student to get an applied research job?

My graduate school applications fell through and I was wondering if there was a job I could do that would keep me improving as a mathematician, or if the best I could hope for is the least invasive ...