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How can I tell if I am short-listed for Phd position? [duplicate]

I applied for a phd position whose application deadline was 24th March. The project head consistently provided feedback on my project proposal and even invited me to his office to discuss my proposal. ...
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What is the purpose of the presentations section in the CV?

I do not understand what exactly I should bring in the presentations section of my CV? In fact, during my Ph.D., I presented my papers at the conferences/workshops and internal presentations in my ...
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Can a blind person do a post-doc in the humanities?

I’m about to finish my PhD in Sociology. I’m from Pakistan, and I’m totally blind. My PhD research was quite interdisciplinary. I studied factors influencing environmental concern about environmental ...
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Is it OK to work on projects from research proposal before position starts?

There is considerable gap in time between submitting applications for academic positions and the time the postitions start. I'm wondering about the status of the problems listed in the research ...
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Presentation of 'relevant research' for a postdoc interview, when switching fields

I have been invited to interview for a postdoc position, and as part of the interview I've been asked to give a 30 min presentation of my relevant previous research. This particular position would be ...
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Invited to interview for several postdoc positions - how to proceed?

I'm currently in the process of applying for postdoc positions. So far I've applied for four, and to my surprise I've been invited to interview for three of them (1 phone, 1 Skype, 1 face to face) so ...
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Is it normal for adverts for US jobs to give much less information than European ones?

At the moment I'm looking for my next position (most likely postdoc level, potentially one step up from there). When looking at advertised positions in Europe I generally expect to see a brief ...
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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 do I, or should I, bring up research that I did under someone who was fired for another reason?

I worked under a professor whose research was funded by a non-profit organization. They were released from the university for some inappropriate behavior. The research that they have been publishing ...
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What is the most accepted time for a pre-tenure move?

I am a second-year assistant professor who is hoping to make a pre-tenure move to a school/location that is better for my family. It is not a situation where my current department is bad or toxic, but ...
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What does “scientific merits” in a job application mean?

In a job application I should add a description of my "tieteellisistä ansioista", which translates to "scientific merits". (The application is only available in Finnish, in which I am fluent.) The ...
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Should I send unsolicited applications for postdoc positions?

I am currently concluding my PhD in England and I’d like to do a postdoc preferably in the US or Canada. I’d like to know: Does it make sense to contact the supervisors when I find an interesting ...
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Asking for Research Position in Person

I am an undergraduate student at a university with a strong co-op program. It is assumed and well-known by all the professors that all students will complete one or more co-ops, and that it is ...
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How should I respond to “no research position available” from a cold email?

Yesterday, I sent a cold email to inquire a professor about whether the lab has open research positions. Today I got the reply as shown below. Obviously, it is not positive. Thank you for your ...
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Reducing mistakes while applying

While submitting applications for tenure-track academic positions, I encounter myself making mistakes. Such mistakes are, e.g.: submitting in the wrong format (one PDF file is asked, and I'm ...
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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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Is there a website for academic physics jobs in the US like mathjobs.org?

I am in math, and we usually apply to most academic jobs (in the US) through a generic application at mathjobs.org. Is there an equivalent in physics?
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Postdoc application email with PI

I came across an advertisement for a postdoc position at a US school. While I have a PhD from a (different) US school, currently I am in India (my home country). I had contacted the PI to check with ...
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How to get letters of recommendation when you work alone

There are a number of questions on this site about lacking (good) references from people who know your work, but none seem to address a situation where you lack references because there never were any ...
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Is it appropriate/wise to include personal/family reasons in a “Justification for Choice of Host” on a fellowship application?

I am applying for a fellowship that would allow me to start an independent research group--something between post-doc and faculty levels. Part of this application requires that I explain my choice of ...
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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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How can I tell if I am short-listed for postdoc position?

I applied for a postdoc position whose application deadline was 24th June. When I contacted my potential mentor asking when to expect the results, he thanked me for showing interest in applying ...
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Approaching a company unsolicited for internship opportunities as an academic

It's already been discussed on here how to find internships/temporary research opportunities at universities and also when exactly to do an an internship at a company during one's PhD, but there doesn'...
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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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Teaching Online at US Universities without a proof of authorization to work in the United States

Good morning, My name is Gretel Echazú, I am an Argentinian anthropologist who researched in Brazil, Argentina and Peru. I got my PhD in anthropology with an investigation linked to health, race and ...
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Job requires recommendation letters from Senior Research Scientists - who is eligible to write letters?

I am wondering who are treated as Senior Research Scientists? Whether or not Assistant Professors, PostDocs, Project Scientists are treated as Senior Research Scientists? I am asking this because I ...
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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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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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Is it appropriate to submit co-authored paper when asked for a writing sample when applying for an academic job?

I'm a grad students on the academic job market (social sciences, US). Many postings ask for 1-2 writing samples. Is it ever appropriate to send in a paper that has a co-author? I do have other sole-...
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Applying for a tenure-track job at my undergraduate alma mater

I'm in the final year of my PhD program (in Applied Math, though this isn't too relevant). I made the personal decision a while back that I would only consider tenure track jobs if they happened to ...
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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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Ask PhD committee member as reference

In Europe, is it common practice to ask an external member of your PhD committee to be a reference on a resume for job applications?
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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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Is it a bad thing to send an application for a master thesis late at night?

I am looking at an advertised Masters thesis/internship that could lead to a PhD. The first contact should be made by email. Is there any chance it could be looked down upon if I send that first ...
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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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Some postdoc positions do not have deadlines, but will open until filled. What is happening?

I am currently searching for postdoc positions for my first time. Many postdoc positions have definite deadlines, but others don't. Surprisingly, some prestigious institutes list postdoc positions for ...
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How much does a professional qualification e.g. CChem add to applications for permanent academic positions or early career fellowships?

I am a postdoc right now. I am not yet at the stage of applying to any permanent positions, but I am planning ahead. My aim would be to apply for early career fellowships within the next 2-3 years, or ...
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Clarification needed: Job market paper

During my ongoing academic job search, I'm seeing that some universities require a job market paper as a part of application package. While I read a bit about the meaning of the term, I'm still ...
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Consequences of applying to both research and staff positions at the same school simultaneously

There are some well-known universities, which I considered applying for several positions at each school (as a recent Ph.D. graduate). The potential problem is that, at each school, some of the ...
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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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Background section for research statement

It is my understanding that the main sections in a research statement should address the following three main points: 1) research interests and skills; 2) past (and present, if any) research; 3) ...
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Single application for several postdoctoral positions

I just finished crafting an application's cover letter for a particular lab (if it matters, area of research can be broadly classified as computational social sciences). The situation is that they ...
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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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Postdoctoral job search: mixed applications

As I'm currently pursuing an academic job search (in parallel to the industry one), which includes potential postdoctoral positions, I would appreciate some clarifications on the following aspect. ...
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Postdoctoral job search: freedom

As I'm currently pursuing an academic job search (in parallel to the industry one), which includes potential postdoctoral positions, I would appreciate some clarifications on the following aspect. ...