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I will be applying to tenure-track assistant professor jobs this coming cycle and would like to know what are common pitfalls or things you wish you knew during the interview cycle.

Specifically, I'm interested in strategies or advice regarding 'soft skills' e.g.

  • handling adversarial questions publicly during a job talk
  • what type of qualities of 'image' should you project during the interview
  • how to best prepare for meeting with professors in your area vs. out of area vs. student meeting
  • anything else you wish you knew
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  • Country and field might be helpful here. edit the question to provide them. The American Mathematical Society has resources for this. Maybe your professional association does. Sep 23 at 19:05
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    Moreover: 1) Please only ask one question at a time. 2) Survey questions (“What did you wish you knew?”) are not a good fit for this site since answers are not comparable and they are very broad.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Sep 23 at 19:58
  • I always recommend (the first half of) Karen Kelsky's book. It is not perfect (she is an anthropologist and some of her conclusions overgeneralize from that), but still a number of solid principles.
    – cag51
    Sep 25 at 3:01

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