Questions tagged [assistant-professor]

Questions that relate to the academic rank of assistant professor.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
0answers
57 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
725 views

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 ...
-4
votes
3answers
458 views

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 ...
8
votes
4answers
3k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
236 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
180 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
182 views

Part time Phd- Does it count negative in the path to becoming a Professor?

If some do a part-time PhD in Germany and work as full time in a research institute? Will it count as negative to become a professor.
1
vote
1answer
70 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
163 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
153 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
173 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
115 views

Advisor as an assistant professor a reputed private R2 school vs a full professor at a R1 school for PhD [duplicate]

I did my Master's from a top 5 school. Now I have to make a choice between these two professors. While the R2 school is a private school with a great track record of research in my field - there's an ...
1
vote
2answers
250 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
230 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
119 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
110 views

Extended position start date. How to extend it again while waiting for waiver?

I was on a Fulbright in the US during my Ph.D., and returned to my country upon completion of my studies. I was in the US on a J1 visa, which requires that you return to your home country for two ...
16
votes
5answers
9k views

Can I call myself an assistant professor without a PhD?

I've recently gotten a job as lecturer and economics course module developer at a new university this fall. The position is intended as permanent. There is opportunity for funded research but that isn'...
22
votes
1answer
3k views

Academic progression in Germany, what happens after a postdoc? What is the next step?

As a follow-up to this question, I am wondering whether or not there are intermediate positions between a postdoc and a tenure in the German academic system. I was told that there isn't really a ...
0
votes
3answers
211 views

Is attending (and presenting at) a summit taken as an "honor'' in a CV elevating the chance for tenure-track applications?

I've been selected by my school and an external committee to attend this-year version of this summit. As far as I've been informed up to now, the agenda is attending a bunch of interviews with both ...
4
votes
1answer
251 views

I am starting an assistant professor job this fall. What do you recommend me to do during this summer before a tenure-clock starts? [closed]

The school I will be working at is a low-ranked R1 university. Some people said, "just enjoy and have fun right now. It would be the last time you would ever have such enough free time". But others ...
0
votes
1answer
168 views

how to develop a new course as a new Assistant Professor

I am writing to inquire some experiences/advices on developing a new course on my first semester (this fall) as an assistant professor in computer science. At this moment I am aware of the course ...
3
votes
0answers
279 views

Percentage of tenure track positions promoted to full professors [duplicate]

I wonder if there are statistics on the overall percentage of people promoted from tenure track positions (assistant professor) to full professor in fields like mathematics and science (first-rate ...
23
votes
3answers
3k views

For a new assistant professor in CS, how to build/manage a publication pipeline

I am a new assistant professor in a research institute, where the number of top-tier publications matter a lot. In short, they simply count the number of tier-one papers. I am highly advised to work ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
7
votes
4answers
949 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
519 views

Post-doc vs. Assistant Professor choice, but neither ideal [closed]

I'll keep this question short to make it easy to read, but happy to supply details later if relevant. I recently finished my Ph.D. - computer science, in the US. I have a choice between accepting a ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

Do postdocs have reasonable chances to acquire non-federal funding in the US?

This article argues that the portion of federal funding is decreasing more and more in the US while funding by corporate and philantropical sources is increasing within the last decade. I'm wondering ...
1
vote
1answer
169 views

Experience transfer and promotion [closed]

If a non tenure assistant professor moves to a different University inside the United States, would his two years of experience count or would it be as if he just started in terms of promotion to ...
4
votes
4answers
1k views

Is it possible to become a tenure track Assistant Professor at the same university where I did Post Doc?

I know that there is such thing as "intellectual incest" and that many universities are against hiring their own PhD graduates for their faculty positions. But what about the movement from being a ...
17
votes
2answers
818 views

What is the etymology of “Assistant Professor”?

In the US, "Assistant Professor" is a junior rank among permanent university faculty. Generally, Assistant Professors are independent researchers with more or less the same job responsibilities as ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

The assistant professor doesn't answer e-mails [closed]

I'v already read the similar questions here, but i'm sure those are not applicable in my case. The assistant reminded us during the last session that we can contact him via email, he is only ...
0
votes
3answers
282 views

Is it common to perform a campus interview before asking for letters of recommendation [closed]

I was recently invited to an on-campus interview after having a skype interview. I noticed, after checking with my referees, that this particular school did not request letters of recommendation for ...
0
votes
3answers
324 views

Is it ok to call myself stupid in an email to a professor explaining why I have not completed my project yet?

Thing is, dude was happy with my work in a research course with him over the summer. I had a small portion left to complete the project which I offered to volunteer to do. He immediately ordered the ...
0
votes
1answer
227 views

If I am willing to relocate, is it true that Pure Functional Analyst very hard to land a tenure-track faculty position? [closed]

Background: Currently I am a first year PhD student in Mathematics in Singapore, doing functional analysis (doing theoretical stuff, not on PDE). My hope is to get a tenure-track assistant ...
3
votes
1answer
679 views

Prof at small university or postdoc at big university

Recently I've been faced with the dilemma of being an assistant professor in a small rural University near my home city or being a postdoc at the top University in my field in the world..... What are ...
13
votes
2answers
755 views

What is the nature of the “assistant professor” position in India?

In this recent academia.SE question, the questioner mentions that as an undergraduate they did research with an assistant professor. That faculty member had a master's degree (only) at the time and ...
-3
votes
1answer
208 views

Are post-docs required for faculty jobs in statistics?

Is it possible to become a tenure-track assistant professor of statistics department directly after the PhD, without having to do a postdoc? I'm interested in the top schools in the US (i.e., the Ivy ...
0
votes
1answer
266 views

Can I be an assistant professor to just “try it out”?

Currently I'm in a situation where I was originally working with an university to develop a course while being in industry, but I left the industry job. I'm not sure how to approach the conversation ...
1
vote
0answers
154 views

Does two-ninths month NSF rule apply to non-tenure track research assistant professor positions?

I wonder if the NSF two-ninths months rule applies to Research Assistant Professor positions? This is a non-tenure track position, however I may submit a sole-PI grant and I wonder if I can cover 100% ...
6
votes
1answer
152 views

Associate Editorship in a high-impact journal

Is an Associate Editorship in a good journal a very busy position? Should junior faculties at the very early stage (i.e. at the time of joining the department as a faculty) put an effort of being an ...
3
votes
1answer
266 views

faculty interviews - timing/conflicts

I was interviewed on-campus for an assistant professor position and was told that I would be contacted this week for the result. Yesterday, I received an on-campus interview from another university to ...
2
votes
1answer
773 views

What is a junior researcher in academia

Can we call someone a junior researcher if he or she has obtained their Ph.D recently and also has research stay abroad?
9
votes
2answers
698 views

How do theorists in STEM fields update equipment?

As a theorist my chief capital costs are software and computers (for large calculations and simulations). If starting at a new institution I would ask for these in my start up budget (about 20k USD). ...
0
votes
1answer
201 views

A master's degree from IGNOU is eligible for a CSIR -NET qualification? [closed]

If someone completes his master degree in mathematics from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Can he be eligible for a CSIR -NET application? CSIR -NET is a necessary qualification for ...
2
votes
2answers
215 views

How is the applicant's bringing attention to his/her own application viewed if you know nothing about him/her?

Let us assume that a postdoc is applying for a tenure-track faculty position in computer science in an English- or German-speaking country. After submitting the application, the postdoc contacted ...
2
votes
1answer
92 views

Is translation of certificates for professorship positions required?

The job websites of some US universities ask to upload a doctoral certificate for assistant professor positions in Computer Science. My doctoral certificate is not in English. IMHO, a quick look on ...
6
votes
1answer
182 views

W2 positions at the universities of applied sciences in Germany

The W2 professorship ads of all universities of applied sciences in Germany have a passage requring (e.g., for Bavaria) darüber hinaus besondere Leistungen bei der Anwendung oder Entwicklung ...
0
votes
2answers
261 views

Academic career start: Postdoctoral or AP

I am a fresh PhD and I have job offer of Postdoctoral researcher in world leading university (QS rank 6) and assistant professorship in an average university (QS rank 339). What is good for long term ...
5
votes
1answer
187 views

Should I take a Certificate for University Teaching while doing a postdoc?

I have just gotten a 2.5 year postdoctoral fellowship (philosophy) to do my own research project at a University (I am connected to a relevant research group and professor, but basically the project ...
2
votes
0answers
163 views

How to have a competitive research group in a school doesn't have graduate program?

I'm applying to assistant professor positions and my research plan is based on three main projects. My initial idea is having 2 PhD students and one postdoc working on each project. However, there is ...