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Is getting certificate at PCEP important?

I am a physics student and I almost finished my third year (I am in sixth semesters ). So I am trying to learn python. I still did not try to learn classes but other than that I know the other stuff ...
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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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Postdoc delayed decision! Possible reasons?

I have been interview 2 weeks ago for a postdoc. The panel said that they will reply early next week and its already two weeks passed since the interview. I am wondering if i should wait more or ...
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Is it bad to apply for a second postdoc immediately after starting a first one?

I have finished my PhD in pure mathematics 3 months ago, and have just (one week ago) started a 1 year post doc appointment in another area of applied mathematics (it has only very very minor links ...
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When to tell current employer that I want to quit and switch to a different PhD

I am currently employed as a scientific employee at a research institute, which means I get a salary but am not currently working on a PhD. Originally I planned to begin my PhD at this institute ...
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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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How would I fill out my employer on the graduate-school application?

I need to fill out a short history of my work experience (including volunteer). It’s not very critical for the admissions decision (they will have my CV, which is much more important), but I still ...
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Is it considered normal to publish job offers inviting candidates to apply based on their gender and/or race in academia?

I was browsing PhD position offers in Europe on different websites and I was quite surprised to find that several offers contained sentences such as University of X value equality and diversity. We ...
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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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The steps for applying to PostDoc positions [closed]

I have a PhD in computer science and recently I would like to get a postdoc with a respectful professor in my field to update my research works, or after that working in more applied domains in ...
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Changing the status of my paper in a job application

Two days ago, I have applied for a lecturer job and my CV & cover letter included a paper which was under review at that time. Yesterday, I got this paper accepted and will be soon published. As ...
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Etiquette: asking for postdoc position to seminar speaker

A really cool professor is invited to give a seminar in my department, and I would like to ask him/apply for a postdoc position in his lab. I do not know, if he has any openings, but I do have a ...
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What could be the negative factors in getting a PhD position in theoretical computer science?

I have been searching and applying for funded PhD positions in Europe specially in Germany for a long time to no avail. I think, what pushes my applications back the most is the lack of proven prior ...
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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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Applying for posdtoc positions: is it okay to send out many applications? [closed]

When applying for postdoc positions, one has the option to send out lots of applications, possibly get several offers, then choose the one that seems best. Alternatively, the applicant could contact ...
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How can I find open physics postdoc positions in Europe?

What are the most common ways to find open postdoc positions in physics, in Europe? I use inspires and academicjobsonline, but on both sites, there almost haven't been any new positions in my field (4 ...
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Will anybody actually read your research and teaching statements?

When applying to faculty jobs, how much weight is given to your research/teaching statements? Talking with a few folks on admissions committees at Very Good Departments in Big Research Universities, ...
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Mention engagement for mentally disordered people in application?

Im not sure if I am right on academia so please forward this topic to another page if necessary. A friend of mine is writing her application for a job in research, e.g. studies about medications, ...
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Rumor mill and math job

After starting the application process this year, I found a wiki page at UC Davis that lists people who have supposedly been shortlisted, invited for interviews, or given offers for faculty positions ...
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Relative or Absolute evaluation for academic positions?

When a committee is evaluating applicants for a permanent academic position (such as a Lecturer or Assistant Prof. position), do they select the best candidate in the absolute, or do they relativize ...