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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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From these two options, which one is better toward becoming a Professor in a high-ranking university? [duplicate]

Let's say you've just finished your PhD.(EECS), your ultimate goal is to become a Professor from any high-ranking University (world top 100). You are presented with two main options. Option 1: ...
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Getting a job in Germany as a fresh university graduate (Bachelor of Arts - Anglistics) [closed]

everyone! My wife and I just recently moved to Germany (November last year) from Serbia and ever since then, we've been on the hunt for new opportunities! My wife pretty easily got through the ...
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Assistant Professor position at a VERY low rank University or a Postdoc at VERY high rank University? (Please advice) [closed]

I'm about to finish my PhD (last semester) . at a top 100 university in the world. The University is located in Asia, but I'm not from Asia. I have made some applications for Postdocs and Faculty ...
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When and how to leave a faculty position for a new department/university or industry

Summary: I am a successful tenure-track assistant professor, but want to move to another department/institute or industry I’m an assistant professor about halfway through my tenure clock at one of ...
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Is it a bad sign? Search committee did not ever reach out to references, even before and after campus visit

I did a virtual campus visit interview for tenure track assistant professor positions in an R1 university in the U.S. I think that I aced a job talk and was good with one-to-one faculty interviews. My ...
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Applying for a maître de conférence position in applied math (section 26) - is there an in person audition?

I am curious about the French academic system, specifically when one is applying for a maître de conférence position in section 26 (applied mathematics). My main question is: after gaining ...
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Am I supposed to submit my application only by email, or by post as well, or do I query? Job posting for reference/ language below [closed]

The job application description states: "Interested candidates must submit, by email ..... Send this and two LORs to: [Enter snail mail] [Enter email address] I want to both; email and send my ...
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I'm applying for a job for an Asst. Prof in Canada, and not sure of the protocols for reference letters. Am I supposed to send them, or my referees?

The language in the job posting says, "Applicants must arrange for these and three letters of reference to be sent directly to." I have already requested three referees to directly email ...
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Does being a native speaker of a language and having experience in academia substitute for a Ph.D. in cultural studies?

I have a friend from Germany who was a foreign exchange student in the US for a couple of years. She has a master's degree in Political Science from a German university and several years of experience ...
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Instructor to assistant professor transition

How likely is an instructor position to be a stepping-stone for an assistant professor position? I'm a postdoc in the US and currently applying for academic positions in the US. Is it a good move to ...
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Associate Professors without a PhD?

The title "Associate Professor", which is commonly used in North America, is "usually connected to tenure" in that it is almost exclusively given to tenured or permanent professors ...
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how should i reply to this mail from professor? [closed]

I got a positive reply from the professor, how should I reply politely? This is the response from my professor: "let me go through and get back to you on the article " Currently, the ...
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Higher academic age and faculty applications

I am senior Postdoc in pure math about 7-8 years past the PhD. I am currently in a European country where it is not unusual to spend many years as a Postdoc and get hired on a tenured Professorship. I ...
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tt Assistant Professor position in math at a smaller university or liberal arts college [closed]

I have some questions on the prospects to get a tt Assistant Professor position in math at a smaller university or liberal arts college in the US as a foreigner. I am from a european country and on ...
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Follow up on an informal faculty offer?

About four weeks ago I interviewed a university (outside the U.S.) for a tenure-track assistant professor position. The head of the department scheduled a meeting with me the next day, gave me a ...
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Does publishing during PhD count for promotion from assistant to associate professor? [closed]

I'm curious to know if research outputs as a PhD student count by the committee for promotion from assistant to associate professor only those produced during as assistant professor. I'll appreciate ...
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Can you be a part-time (research) assistant professor in the USA?

(I am new to the USA academic system, so please apologize if this is very naive.) In the USA, is it possible to have a full-time job (e.g., industry scientist) and also pursue a part-time Assistant ...
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References for a tenure track position

I am going to apply for a position as assistant professor (anthropology) and I have a question regarding the references I have to present. Should they all be from professors? One of my references is a ...
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How do I job hunt as an assistant professor mid-tenure, mid pandemic?

I have decided to take a new job, mid tenure case. I am having trouble finding information about how to job hunt in academia at my mid-rank. Specifically: How to communicate my status Whether to ...
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Assistant professor vs lecturer in the UK [duplicate]

I have been looking at various graduate programs in the UK, and noticed a lot of people under the title "lecturer" taking incoming PhD students. I've completed some graduate studies on a ...
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Academic Job Interviews for Asst Prof Positions in Ireland

I have an upcoming interview for an asst prof position in a university in Ireland. I am wondering what questions are asked in such interviews. I am used to the hiring process in the US. It will be my ...
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As a new faculty, should I attend students' thesis defense in my department but not in my field?

I am a new assistant professor. My department is very weird — a combination of very different fields. An associate professor sent out invitations for her students' dissertation defense to all the ...
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Should papers under review be listed in CV? [duplicate]

First, I know this question has been asked already here but was never answered. I am applying for an assistant professorship position (in CS) and due to overloaded teaching duties over the last years, ...
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What are your thoughts about "Research Assistant Professor"? [closed]

I came across a job post of "Research Assistant Professor" in the biology/medical field. This institution (ranked #50-100 in National Universities) states that this is a great opportunity to ...
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Applying for two Assistant Professor job posts on different subjects, but very related

I am preparing my application for two job positions for the same university on different subjects, but they are highly related to each other. Based on my knowledge and experience (PhD in applied ...
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On the qualification for teacher-researcher/enseignant-chercheur (MCF) positions in France and its recent abolition - what exactly does the law say?

My question is about the necessity of the qualification for teacher-researcher/enseignant-chercheur (maître de conférence- abbreviated as MCF below) positions in France and its recent abolition in ...
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Choosing PhD advisor between Professor X and an Assistant professor Y who was a PhD student of the professor X

I got accepted in two different US schools for CS PhD programs. My prospective advisor/supervisor for the two schools are Professor X and Professor Y respectively. Professor Y was a PhD student of ...
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Correct verb for professor "writing" student exams?

On their CV, how should an associate professor go about making a bullet point accomplishment that they "designed / wrote / created / produced" student exams? that is, devised several pages ...
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Does changing department affect my rank? [closed]

I am a PhD graduate from department of CS. I might get an offer to join as an assistant professor at a different department (industrial design) to work in a multidisciplinary project. My question is ...
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Can I quit an already started Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellowship to start an assistant professorship? [closed]

I received a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship in Europe. Now, due to the institute's lack of equipment + COVID, it seems I will be able to do barely any of the things I had planned. I have been ...
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Associate Professor vs Assistant Professor vs Lecturer [duplicate]

I want to know the difference between associate and assistant professor in terms of contract length, status and salary. And also how both positions are published and what's the recruitment process of ...
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Switching faculties within a University in Canada [closed]

If an Assistant Professor switches faculties within the same University, can this change entail a change in salary? Or since the move is within the same (unionized) University, the salary remains the ...
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Is it too soon to leave TT position? [closed]

I am an Asst Prof. I started during COVID so I know things aren't normal. I love my colleagues but I have been having problems with my chair. This week after a reasonable request regarding my career,...
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What's the meaning of Visiting Researcher / Ass. Professor?

I want to know how actually (and on the basis of what) visiting researcher (for PhD students) or visiting Ass. Professor (for lecturers) opportunities are offered worldwide (especially for USA/Canada) ...
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German linguistic requirements for an assistant professor (Juniorprofessur) in Germany [duplicate]

Officially, proficiency in the German language is not required for assistant professor positions. However, it is clear that the assistant professor is supposed to teach bachelor students (most ...
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At what point is someone considered too old (in terms of experience) for an Assistant Professor position?

I competed for an Assist. Prof. in Greece with someone with 12+ years experience since PhD. Suffice it to say that it did not turn out well for me (4 years of experience) or other interviewees for ...
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How do universities avoid being "outmaneuvered" in removing poorly-performing faculty who bring in large research grants?

Consider an "ambitious" assistant professor (junior, untenured faculty) appointed to a junior lectureship in a medicine, physical science or engineering department with the usual teaching ...
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Does it make sense to apply for assistant professorship positions before Ph.D. graduation?

In the course of browsing a couple of positions for brand-new (STEM-related) assistant professorships (in North America), I am wondering whether it does make sense if one applies for such positions ...
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How to determine whether a position is "faculty-equivalent"?

I am considering taking a position as a "junior assistant professor" in Japan. There are certain international fellowships to which I may apply, but they require that the applicant does not ...
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How does Lecturer in UK compare to other systems? [duplicate]

I have never lived in UK, I did my graduate studies in the US. I was a postdoc in Europe, but the situation there seemed grim, I applied for a few positions only, one of them was this junior prof job ...
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Is it a good idea to provide course detail in teaching statement?

I am applying for Assistant Professor position at a technical university which requires teaching and research statements as a part of application. In my teaching statement, I have suggested two ...
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Dual Job by a Professor in Europe

I have seen many professor are working in a research institute and also a full-time professor at a University. How is it feasible? Are they involve in the dual job and getting a salary from a research ...
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Long term research plan

I have been on a junior professor position for three years and I start thinking about my future. Is there any suggestion for young faculty on how to come up with a long term research agenda? I feel ...
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In Preparation For The Job Market - On Day 1 of the PhD [closed]

There's a higher likelihood everyday that I am considering pursuing a PhD in my field, and ultimately, in applying for positions as a professor down the road. What I am trying to do is think ahead as ...
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Tenure possibilities for junior professorship

I have read whatever I could find online about W1 (junior) professorship in Germany, and to me it seems it is somewhat close to a full time lecturer and the tenure possibilities are slim if none, all ...
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Advice for On-Campus Interview?

I have an on-campus interview next month. Being my first time to make an on-campus interview, I have no experience on how to properly do that. I was asked to give a teaching demonstration for 30~45 ...
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Left off four publications and counting by old PI? What to do?

I had worked in a research position before moving to my current job. While working there I synthesised numerous compounds and developed the methodologies to do so, I sent these off to a number of ...
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