Questions tagged [academic-life]

Questions related to academic culture, academic communities, and the coexistence of "life" and "academia."

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Tenure and tenure denial rates by universities

Is there a way or website to find the tenure and tenure denial rates by universities and departments? I heard from some faculty that the tenure rate at X university is Y%, so I wonder if there is a ...
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Finishing with only 2 papers (both co-authorship)

So, I am about to gain my PhD degree in Biochemistry (Cancer biochemistry) in december. But I'll have finished it only with 2 papers (3rd one, which is the one totally about my thesis project is due ...
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Is there any such career as a medical researcher?

A little context here: I graduated from medical school in 2012, practiced briefly till 2016 and stopped. I simply got bored with traditional medical practice and then decided to pursue my first love - ...
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How do I politely say that I am not applying to my alma mater anymore?

I am a PhD student in Y university in United States and I finished my MS in X university before my PhD. All professors who provided my recommendation letters work for X. Lately, I have been feeling ...
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How does it look to apply for two academic positions at different times at the same university?

Last year, I applied for a visiting position at a school that I was shortlisted for. They notified me of this and mentioned that they would choose one candidate from the shortlist for a campus ...
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How should I spend my time as a pre-doctoral fellow?

I have written to my potential PhD supervisor and he has replied that he would be happy to supervise me on a project. I have not applied to the university yet and I think the process will take several ...
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Nobel laureates and where they currently work

There are a lot of lists of Nobel laureates by institution available online. However I cannot find any that list laureates by where they are currently working. Does such a list exist?
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Should phd candidates spend time on extra-curricular?

Suppose an engineering PhD candidate in the USA is trying to pursue an academic profession (e.g. Assistant Professorship in a Research Institute), is it even worth-while to commit to extra-curricular ...
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How can I request for a pdf of a book on academia.edu?

How can I request for a new document or pdf on academia.edu.Will academia find it for me?
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Affect of not finishing degree within 3 years due to a disease

I am currently pursuing a degree in bsc. Hons is of 3 years in an esteemed university in india. I am at the final year now. Through the two year my grade was of around 7 cgpa. But at the last semester ...