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

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Applying to multiple fellowships simultaneously

I am considering applying for three different postdoctoral fellowships, from three independent funding bodies. Each of these is a rigorous multi-stage process, including an expert peer review. Most ...
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Can too many undergraduate degrees endanger job prospects? [migrated]

I'm currently entering my third year of undergrad at a state university in the United States. I originally went to school for computer engineering but halfway through the past year I realized I was ...
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Semi-administrative position in academic/research setting after finishing Ph.D. and postdoc(s)

I also asked here: http://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/71467/semi-administrative-position-in-academic-research-setting-after-finishing-ph-d I would like to know what are the scopes for semi-...
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How does having baby affect tenure track offer or tenure track success?

I am a PhD candidate with one child (18 months) and one year left in the PhD. My husband and I want at least one more child. I am trying to learn about the relative pros and cons of having a child ...
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Which Machine Learning course that gives a certificate should I take? [closed]

I am graduating in December (MS in CS), and I am very close to start applying for jobs. I have some experience with machine learning, but to let recruiters know about it, I thought of taking a machine ...
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Advantages and disadvantages in working after PhD while waiting for postdoc

I am in the process of finishing a Chemical Engineering PhD at a british university that is solely based on numerical work and programming. My thesis is finished and I set a date for delivery. I ...
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Applied mathematics job [closed]

I am on course applied math and I don't understand where can i find job by my education. Our teachers got their long time ago and others just working as teacher. My question: "Is there are opportunity'...
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What did a good academic job market for mathematicians look like and could it ever come back?

I'm about to enter a math PhD program at a pretty good school, but the job market for research university professors has been terrible as far as I can remember (since the late 2000s recession). I hear ...
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Etiquette for notifying personal contact on faculty search committee about applying for a position

My question has to do with the proper etiquette for notifying a personal contact on a faculty search committee that I am applying to. The question is based on the perspective of U.S. institutions. ...
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For faculty positions that require three years of research experience excluding PhD, how is that time calculated?

Usually an applicant for a faculty position in different Indian academic institutes requires to have at least three years of research experience excluding his/her PhD. The time span may differ ...
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Is it ethical to have a former student serve on my hiring committee at a community college?

Recently in an interview for a full-time faculty position at the college I work as an adjunct; one of the members was a former student of mine. This student barely passed my class the first time and ...
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take visiting professorship or wait a year?

I've been doing a post-doc in physics for the past 5.5 years or so and have unsuccessfully tried to obtain a faculty job at a University for the past 3 of them. On a whim I applied to a visiting prof. ...
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What is the timeline for hiring tenure-track Professors during the Summer?

I'm curious to know if anyone has any experience with conducting a tenure-track job search during the summer for positions in the US. I've noticed jobs posted from late May through early July. What'...
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Research studies covering the reasons why faculty applicants accept or reject academic jobs?

Is there any research/study/survey that tried to quantify the reasons why faculty applicants accepted or rejected academic jobs that have been proposed to them? (e.g., location, salary, the current ...
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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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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 ...