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Where to include a “description of scientific expertise” in an application?

I am in the process of applying for a junior research group leader position. The required documents include a "description of your scientific expertise" along with usual things like a publication list ...
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UK Higher Education Academic Teaching Qualification

I have come across a few questions similar to the following during academic job application process at UK HEIs. I think I understand and I am aware of the choices from 2 to 10. However, option 1 ...
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How to adress failed PhD project from last year to gain admission at same University for Master's Degree?

I have the following issue with my application for a Master's Degree. Last year, due to my families financial circumstances I dropped out of an PhD project. Now I want to join the Univerisity under ...
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What if a call for application does not mention a letter of motivation?

I will apply for a fixed-term position (max. 6 years contract) at a German university and the part on the necessary documents and information that should be send to the university reads as following: ...
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How to convince the faculty search committee to select/short list me at a place where my research interests are already actively being pursued at?

I am applying for a faculty position and thereby requires me to submit my research interests. The department I am applying already have two professors that have similar research interests to mine. The ...
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Emailing HOD to enhance faculty application

I am a postdoc in the process of applying for faculty position in universities. Most applications require you to apply all the materials on an online portal or careers page, which I do. Now there ...
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What type of content (depth/breadth) is expected for a short presentation for Asst Professor interview in the UK?

I have been recently offered an interview call for my dream job - Asst. Professor (above lecturer grade, but below Assoc Prof/Reader grade in the UK) in a newly founded research group at a mid-tier UK ...
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Plan for generating external funding

I am preparing an application for a full-time lecturer position. They asked me for a teaching statement (done), a research statement (done) and a plan for generating funding for the next three years (...
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What makes a good reference letter for a junior faculty position

I'm in the process of applying to junior faculty positions (e.g. Assistant Professor). This will be my first time I ever apply for an academic position. My direct supervisor asked me to write a ...
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Is it a mistake to talk about hobbies in a job application?

According to Sean Carroll, a famous cosmologist and tenured professor, Don’t be too well known outside the field. I hate to say this, but the evidence is there: if you have too high of a public ...
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What if PhD application date is closed?

I sent an e-mail to a professor along with my CV explaining my research background and expressing an interest in joining with his research group as he has asked to send CVs if anyone is interested in ...
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What order should teaching experience be listed in a teaching dossier when applying for teaching jobs?

Should a teaching dossier list teaching experience in chronological order (starting with most recent) or should I order things by relevance to whatever I'm applying for? I'm applying for a job which ...
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How much the region you get your PhD is important to your career path?

I am about to make an important decision for my career. I have a good PhD position (fully funded with a good stipend) in East Asia. The university is one of the top 50 in my subject, which is ...
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How to compile “Comprehensive summary of teaching evaluations,” given long teaching record

A job posting for an assistant professor job at a liberal arts college in the United States requires that I include a "Comprehensive summary of teaching evaluations" with my application. What exactly ...
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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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For faculty positions: Cover letter vs. a letter of application

In the announcement of a tenure-track faculty opening in computer science in USA, I see a request for a letter of application explaining your interest in ⟨university⟩ and in this position Other ...
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How to tell a hiring committee that my family lives in the city

How can a job applicant tactfully tell a hiring committee that they particularly want to live in the location where the school is located? I am applying for a faculty job in the city where my wife's ...
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Tasteful way to indicate large funding in job application

I am a PhD student in one of the social sciences going on the market. A large organization funded part of my dissertation research, as part of a research partnership. I wrote a report for them with ...
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A time frame for a faculty position application application in UK

Let us imagine that I am uploading the application for a faculty position (e.g. lecturer) in a university in UK today. What to expect next? Should I wait for their reply anyway or only in the case ...
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Purpose of meeting with the dean and provost during campus visit

I was invited to a campus visit for a faculty position at a university in the U.S. The visit will include a job talk, a class presentation to students, meeting with faculty members, meeting with the ...
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What are common questions in an interview for a faculty position (W2/W3) in Germany and who is part of the panel?

Which questions are commonly asked in an interview for a faculty position (W2/W3 professor) in Germany (German "Berufungsverfahren") and who is usually in the panel (dean, student respresentative)?
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Is there any value in publishing screen-cast lectures?

I am getting close to finishing a PhD in applied math (next May), and I'm starting to think about job applications next fall. I taught for 5 years as a GTA (graduate teaching assistant), but I still ...
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Lectureship application teaching reference?

I am applying for a lectureship in Engineering at a research intensive Russell Group university. The position involves both research and teaching, roughly 40% research, 40% teaching, 20% admin. I ...
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How to ask for employment help or referral from someone you don't know?

I will use fake names for the sake of anonymity. I have recently completed my PhD and applied to a professor position at University ABC. It has been almost 3 months since my application and I sent out ...
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What is the difference between a “statistician”, “applied statistician”, and an academic applying advanced stats within their field?

Within academia, I am wondering how statisticians use the titles/description of "statistician" versus "applied statistician." Also, what is the difference between an "applied statistician" and an ...
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Applying for a position: Certificates and Supplements

When applying for positions in academia (I think the question is valid for economy as well) I add several documents to my application: cover letter/motivational letter, CV, publication list, PhD ...
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What to put in the CV for a masters application

I am wondering what I am supposed to put in my CV/Resume that is asked for Masters applications. I was thinking about a general structure of Education Work Experience Publications (Technical Skills?)...
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Applying to work at an acquaintence's school

Background: I'm a mathematics student in the US who plans to finish my PhD this year, and I'm currently applying for jobs at small liberal arts colleges throughout the country. I already have some ...
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Answer to “Will you be able to provide proof of your identity and employment eligibility if you are hired”?

I am an European citizen applying for some academic jobs in US. I have some doubts on one question I have to answer during the application process 1) Are you presently legally authorized to work in ...
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What is expected from a “Contributions to Department Statement”?

Background: I am a final-year mathematics student in the US applying for jobs at small colleges. One of my job applications at a small, teaching-focused school requires a "Contributions to Department ...
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What is the difference between a Teaching Philosophy and a Teaching Statement?

Context: I am a PhD student in mathematics currently applying for tenure-track positions at small colleges throughout the US. In general, most openings I've seen are asking for what they've termed a "...
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When are reference letters requested during applications for a professorship (W1/W2/W3) in Germany?

When applying for a professorship (W1/W2/W3) in Germany one always has to list three and sometimes more previous employers/supervisors who are willing to write a reference letter. At which stage of ...
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Reverse engineering the acceptance rate?

Assume that we have an educational instance X which requires a certain prerequisites (mininum TOEFL, GRE score, etc.). In total 100 applications have been received and 50 students have failed to score ...
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Leave out degree on academic CV?

Say I have done a BA, two MA's, and then a PhD (which, technically, includes another MA). Could I then just not mention one of my MA's on my CV or on my profile on the faculty website? Will I have to ...
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Should the length of a research statement and a teaching statement be the same?

I am applying to a faculty position that emphasizes both research and undergraduate teaching. The application asks for a research statement and a teaching statement.I realize that both documents are ...
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How important is the Statement of Contributions to Diversity in applications for faculty positions?

I have(am) applied(ying) for a junior faculty position (i.e. tenure track assistant professor level) at research-intensive US universities from this fall. One of the opening announcements I recently ...
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How soon after the application deadline do search committees start looking at the applications? [closed]

I notice that a lot of academic faculty positions have deadlines that are on a weekend, or during a holiday. It seems reasonable that an application will not be read until the holiday is over. How ...
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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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Research statement and dissertation abstract

Based on reviewing multiple examples, a description of one's dissertation research seems to be a mandatory (or, at least, expected) part of any statement of research document. Question: is it ...
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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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Interpreting academic applications' timeframe requirements

Based on my limited experience in academic job search, most advertisements for academic positions (it seems, more often the faculty ones) include phrase, similar to the following: To guarantee full ...
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How to handle letters of recommendation requirements in this situation?

I'm wondering about the best way to handle the following situation. Some time ago I've asked my then-potential referees about possibility to become my reference sources and they kindly agreed, after ...
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Applying to several faculty positions within the same institution

The following question is not a general question about applying to many academic positions at different institutions, but rather about applying to several positions within the same institution (...
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Should I use fancy paper for non-resume application materials?

I'm applying to an assistant professor position at a private institution. I bought fancy resume paper on which to print my CV/resume. There are other components of the application package that I need ...
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What do I put on my publication list if I have no publications?

I am applying for a lecturer position at a university, and one of the application materials is a publication list. I am a graduate student in my last year of PhD, and I plan on focusing my job search ...
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Should I include written evaluations (from courses I took) in my transcript as part of the job application materials?

I did my undergraduate and graduate degrees at a university that includes course evaluations as part of the transcript. My evaluations from my professors and instructors generally are good to ...
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Who is eligible to apply for instructor or assistant professor positions?

I am a math PhD student in my last year, and I've been on mathjobs.org looking for jobs. I see a lot of jobs for instructor positions, or jobs titled "assistant professor", where the main work load ...
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What are committees looking for in a cover letter for a faculty application?

Several small related questions about how to present oneself in a faculty application, and in particular the cover letter: Should it end by saying something, like "I am waiting for your call" or "I ...
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How to remove gender bias from an academic job search?

I overheard some professors discussing the next round of hiring at my university and several were concerned about gender bias possibly playing an issue in the hiring process. An initial thought is to ...