Questions pertaining to ranking of academic institutions, titles, or positions. Also, questions about ranking student grades (i.e. class rank)

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Do universities hire graduates from lesser universities

Recently, someone analyzed computer science professors at top universities and found that over half of the professors at the top 51 universities graduated from a top 10 university. Others have also ...
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recommendations for increasing the visibility and ranking of a faculty?

I was wondering what it really matters for a university to climb in the university rankings, for example in Science fields such as Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science? I found that there are the ...
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applying for positions below current rank

Should a full professor apply for an associate professor position if it's the only way s/he might be able to continue his or her career? The situation in question involves a person recently promoted ...
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École Normale Supérieure's students' class rankings and ranking on the national concours exam for agregation?

Are the École Normale Supérieure's academic records publicly available anywhere? Specifically, I would like to know what class rankings were historically there, as well as its students' rankings on ...
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How to address a military officer with Ph.D?

What is the proper way to address a person who is an office in the military (USA) who at the same time has a Ph.D.? Would it be Dr. General John Doe or General Dr. John Doe?
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What does “university ranking” mean for a graduate admissions committee?

Many questions on this websites ask how university rankings affect the future career in research and graduate admissions. But it is not clear for me what is actually meant by ranking. There are ...
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How does a university rank a faculty applicant?

When a university appoints a faculty applicant, the rank is based on his/her current position or the university will judge about the academic rank independently? I understand that each university has ...
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How significantly does the salary amount for tenured faculty impact the quality of a deparment?

I mean both the salary a department offers to new hires and to already hired faculty members. I would prefer answers specifically about math departments, but I would also be interested in answers ...
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Academic ranks in sweden

Recently I read about a position as "universitetslektor" in a Swedish university. I did some research to figure out what this academic rank means. In my understanding it is similar to a lecturer in ...
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Is there any world-wide ranking of conferences/journals?

I know it's rather difficult to establish a ranking of publications, especially because the ones in charge of establishing values for venues might be biased by their field, and several other aspects. ...
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Rankings for university departments

The Internet is so littered with information about university rankings and comparisons that it is very easy for an applicant to lose track of what exactly he wants to know. Apparently rankings which ...
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International taxonomy of academic titles/ranks?

Looking at the list of academic ranks on Wikipedia shows that the same academic rank/title can mean quite different things in different countries. For instant, a "research assistant" in the US can ...