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What title should I use to greet both a professor and an associate professor in an email?

I am wondering how to write email to both a professor and an assistant professor in the same email. Shall I use "Dear Professor … and …" or "Dear Professor … and Assistant Professor … &...
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Does a Teaching Assistantship get counted as Teaching Experience when applying for teaching position in India?

In the Indian academic system, does one's teaching experience such as being a teaching assistant count towards one's application for an Assistant Professorship? My TAship involved everything from ...
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Endorsement for UK global talent visa via appointment at an academic position (Assistant Professor)?

I have a job offer from a Russel Group UK university as an Assistant Professor. Using this job offer, I plan to apply for a fast-track endorsement from the Royal Academy of Engineering required for ...
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Which countries allow you to become an Assistant Professor (in CompSci) with just a Masters [closed]

I am a PhD student in Computer Science currently ABD, hoping to become an Assistant Professor. I'm concerned that I might be unable to complete the PhD (for reasons unrelated to my ability). I've ...
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How can I check if a professor who holds a second appointment as a faculty researcher is being paid a full salary? [closed]

A professor at a University X is holding a second appointment as a researcher on leave at another University in a different country with his full salary being paid from his funding there. The ...
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Job talks: A few detailed topics, or loosely discussing many projects?

I have a job talk for a tenure-track assistant professorship coming up, and I am having trouble deciding on the format. I have a few ideas/options, and I'd like to hear the perspective of some folks ...
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What would be the difference between Lecturer and Assistant Professor in the UK in terms of salary?

Out of curiosity I did a search of average salary of a Lecturer and Assistant Professor in the UK on indeed. There was a significant difference in the average salary for the two positions. What I do ...
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Should I apply for an Assistant Professor position if I only have one recommendation letter?

An assistant professor position asks for candidates to provide three recommendation letters. I had a strong and excellent relationship with my PhD Advisor. He will certainly provide me with one ...
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Careers in Academia in Belgium and Salary (Intend to move from Canada as a PR)

I am currently working as an Assistant Professor since more than a year in Canada after my PhD (graduated last year). In near future, I intend to move to Belgium, I am looking for some insights what ...
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What was your main selling point to start your own research group after the PostDoc phase? [closed]

I am in the PostDoc phase in an European institution where I am given quite some autonomy by the group leader. She is very generous indeed. Recently, she advised me to apply for a 4-5 year grant to ...
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Applying for Associate jobs during tenure application year?

Edited for clarity: I am an assistant professor in the US. I will be applying for tenure next year and, barring something unforeseen, I expect to get it. However, I live in a state that is having (...
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How may the budget to recruit an assistant professor be a challenge (for a university) after all interviews at the decision-making time?

I've been involved in a recruitment process of a Danish institute for an STEM-based tenure-track position. I was invited to a first, a second, and a third interview in the span of only 10 days. At the ...
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From PhD to Assistant/Associate Professor

I am in a bit of a pickle as soon I will finish my PhD and I will need to think about the next step in the academic career. One thing I realized is that is very unclear how the scientific production (...
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How much does pre-PhD work affect chances in seeking academic jobs?

I have completed the third year of my PhD studies in Electrical Engineering. So far, I have published a few conference papers during my PhD. However, I had several good journal and conference ...
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Should I collaborate with a potentially manipulative collaborator?

As a young assistant professor (female) in a math-oriented field, I've looped in a former colleague, now in industry, in one of my projects. While he is professional and skilled, a pattern has ...
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The Title of Adjunct Professors in the UC System

When I was recently looking for academic positions in the US, I noticed that the actual titles of many assistant and associate professors in the University of California system are "adjunct ...
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Does it look negative for a young assistant professor from a low tier university to apply for a postdoc at other (possibly higher tier) university?

Post completion of my PhD in 2020 I spent one year finishing pending publications, teaching as a part-timer, and applying for some jobs. Then, I had to return to my home country, where I immediately ...
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Including funding calls in my research plan

I'm currently a postdoctoral fellow applying for an assistant professor job in Europe. The application requires me to include funding options in my research plan. The job is for five years and tenure ...
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Is there a noticeable trend for PhD graduates from elite universities ending up as assistant professors in top universities?

I am currently pursuing my PhD at a highly reputable university and am deeply engaged in academic activities, such as publishing quality research papers, serving as a reviewer for top-tier journals in ...
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Should a 1-year gap in employment/education 12 years ago be mentioned in the ATAS application? If yes, where should it be mentioned?

I am applying for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate in order to start my job as an Assistant Professor at a Russell Group university in the UK. And I would like to know if a 1-...
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How can assistant professors (without industry experience) become professional engineer in Canada?

I recently asked a question about the acceptance of postdoc years to be counted as professional experience for a professional engineer application (in Ontario, Canada). The answer I got (partially) ...
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Does grant funding search occur before, during or after search for a faculty position?

I am nearing the end of my Ph.D. at a R1 University in the United States. My degree is geography, though the research I do focuses on public health, epidemiology, and ecology. I have 7 publications, ...
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Supervision/mentorship norms and options for assistant professor

Currently I am an assistant professor in a research group of a field which is not my main field. I do have a group leader of course, but I only see him for my yearly performance evaluations. I do have ...
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Humanities Assistant Professor Startup Funding in the U.S

I was hired by an American state teaching college last year as a tenure-track assistant professor of humanities. The college did not offer me any fixed startup funding. Instead, I had to submit my ...
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If my masters and PhD subjects are different can I become an assistant professor?

I'm currently doing my M.Sc in Physics and want to do Phd in Atmospheric Physics or Environmental sciences. Am I eligible to become an assistant professor of Physics?
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Is the "Akademischer Rat auf Zeit" (offered in Germany) equivalent to a postdoc or to an Assistant Professor?

Once I asked about the exact translation of a job title offered at a German University, and related to a 6 year long position, generally called as "habilitationsstelle", the reply was ...
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Is the German 6-year long position of "researcher for habilitation" (called "Habilitationsstelle") a senior or junior position?

I am trying to understand if a 6-year long position of "researcher for habilitation" (called "Habilitationsstelle"), and that is offered in German universities, would be a junior ...
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How a tenure-track candidate should/may answer the question "How do you view your role in the faculty development process?"

Faculty members (often!) gradually develop from inexperienced rookies to experienced scholars. In my view, the impact of a faculty member on the development of other faculty members is practically ...
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Assistant Professor Tenure Track Interviews [duplicate]

I applied for Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in December at an R1 University in the US. I did a zoom interview on Feb 8. I am coming from the K-12 sector and this is my first faculty ...
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Is it a good idea to include specific funding calls that I have identified for research topics in my research statement/cover letter?

I am applying for a position of an Assistant Professor in computer science at a university in the Netherlands. In my research statement, I have described a number of research directions and in ...
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Assistant professor (tenure track) netherlands [duplicate]

How long, it usually takes to hear back after the campus visit for assistant professor position in Netherlands?
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Will it hurt my chances if I separate the research and teaching experience in my full academic CV?

I'm applying for an assistant professor position to a certain university/institute in Netherlands, and I'm thinking of separating my research (academic/industrial) and teaching (academic) experiences ...
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What can a department chair do to support a new Assistant Professor?

The Department of Basket Weaving at Western North State University has just hired a new Assistant Professor (they start next month). The startup package is modest, but will cover the costs of setting ...
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How long for notice after first round interview tenure-track

I applied for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the US, was selected as a semi-finalist and had my first round of interview. The next step is that they will choose around three finalists ...
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Do I need to write a cover letter or something specific in my présentation analytique to the math department for MCF position application?

This question is a continuation of my earlier question related to the job applications for French Maître de Conférences position for mathematics (CNU section 25) and applied mathematics (CNU section ...
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Should I (and, if so, how) signal refused offers to a tenure committee?

Within one year I will be up for tenure evaluation, after a "standard" 6-year tenure track. I have held the position of assistant professor and, if given tenure, I will hold the position of ...
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How to become a Junior Group Leader in Europe [closed]

From your experience, in the field of biological-chemistry & biophysics: Do you think it is enough to have 10 first-author publications (in impact journals around 4-6) and only ONE publication in ...
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How much technical content is appropriate in a presentation while interviewing for an assistant professor position in the UK?

I have been invited for a Zoom interview for an Assistant Professor position in the department of computer science in the UK. I have been asked to present a 20 minute presentation on an area of my ...
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How to survive in the academic world: focus entirely on top-tier results, or spend effort on lower-tier results to boost h-index?

During my fourth year as a postdoctoral researcher in computer science at my university, a position for an assistant professor opened up and was available to be filled by one of the local postdocs. We ...
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How long does it take for a German university roughly to finalize the selection process of an STEM faculty position?

In STEM fields, US universities often spend 5+ months to finalize their decisions on assistant professorship positions, while UK universities do the same in almost a month. where do German ...
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Letter of Recommendation for PhD application

I am applying for Ph.D. in the United States. During my undergrad, I had worked with a postdoc in the research lab I was working. Presently, the postdoc student has joined an esteemed university as an ...
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Are TAs expected to solve the homeworks or do they get the solutions from professor [duplicate]

Is the TA expected to solve the homework for the professor or is the professor supposed to provide the solutions to the TA for grading homework?
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What are faculty search committees in Europe looking for in research and teaching statements, or how are the expectations different from US?

I am applying to faculty positions (Assistant Professor/Lecturer level) in several European Universities. Sorry for lumping all European universities into one; I understand that each university and ...
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Is it appropriate to apply for an assistant professor job in the same department where I just started my postdoc?

I started my second postdoc at a European university this month and found that my department has a job posting for hiring an assistant professor with a tenure track. It matches my profile and I really ...
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How to secure a faculty job at a university when the hiring committee doesn't like you for personal reasons?

I applied for an tenure-track assistant professor job at my Alma mater but got rejected. One of the professors on the searching committee later told me that I am more qualified for the job than the ...
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What are the typical components of job application packets for Lecturer/Assistant Professor positions at UK universities?

I come from the US academic system (well, mostly), so please pardon my ignorance; I couldn't find a lot of information online so I ask this here. It appears to me that most of the UK lecturer/...
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Is threshold number of SCI papers a common recruitment criteria in the US?

There are six types of higher educational institutions in the US according to this source Doctoral Universities (R1, R2, D/PU) Master's Colleges and Universities (M1, M2, M3) Baccalaureate Colleges (...
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I've been called for an audition for MCF position at a place in France that has nothing to do with my research - what could be the motive behind this?

I've a PhD in pure math, with postdoctoral experience in theoretical/statistical aspects of machine learning, with over seven years of teaching experience in math in English, and currently a part time ...
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US Assistant Prof salary negotiation with counter offer before going up for tenure

I'm an assistant prof. in a public US university. I have to go up for tenure this year. The department I'm in is somewhat mismanaged, with lots of politics and favoritism. Many have left the ...
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Early-stage recruitment as assistant professor in future at Caltech [closed]

In academia, usually we have to do postdocs before getting recruited as an assistant proffessor. However, recently I've seen a spectacular exception who already got an offer for assistant ...
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