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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'...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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% ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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). ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Vacation Days of Assistant Professor in Canada [closed]

I may apply for an Assistant Professor (AP) position at York University in Toronto, Canada. Since I live in Europe, I would like to know how many vacation days are available in this position. For ...
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Are Assistant professorships with no starting packages/benefits and high teaching load considered normal?

I am asking this question because I simply do not know. The story is that some department (northern continental Europe for what is worth) is (unofficially for the moment) negotiating an Assistant ...
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Assistant professor position in USA (9 months). Is it badly seen to spend the summer to work at distance in my home country?

I will start soon an Assistant professor position in USA in Engineering. During the first 2 years the summer is paid. From the third I hope to get funded with grants. Is it badly seen if I spend the ...
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Is it an offence to ask a professor to share a soft copy of his recent book with me for my semester?

My professor (say Mr. X), a theoretical physicist, is in charge of a course on Math Physics in the undergrads. He had co-authored a book on Statistical Mechanics but he never mentioned anything about ...
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Applying for both assistant and associate professor position at the same university

I'm an established, normal, non-stellar postdoc in computer science, several years after my PhD defense, and am going now for higher-rank academic positions. A particular university in the US offers ...
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Dealing with add/drop class numbers

I'm teaching a new course at a top 50 university where they have an add/drop class policy during the first weeks. This course was previously taught by a different professor whom I don't know, but he ...
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Academic faculty expat (Germany) experiences and new research group advice [closed]

I have been offered a W1 professorship to start a research group (CS/Engineering) at a German university and am seeking to learn from others' experiences or someone prepared to be a second-opinion / ...
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How can I quickly prepare an application for a tenure-track assistant-professor position?

I am a postdoc applying for a research-level tenure-track assistant-professor position in 1st-world English-speaking or German-speaking countries. The area is Computer Science. The Web is full of ...
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What is the average salary of Assistant Professor in South Korea?

What is the average salary of Assistant Professor in South Korea? How tough it is for a foreign faculty member to get public and private sector funded projects for his/her lab?
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Postdoc in reputed university vs Assistant professor in below average university [closed]

I am a fresh Ph.D. scholar. I have applied for several academic jobs and recently I got acceptance for a Postdoc position in a university (world QS rank 71) and an assistant professorship offer in a ...
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I am an assistant professor, looking for the right PhD candidate: is it ok to contact a professor who is not listed in the references?

I have Skype interviewed the best 3 applicants for a PhD position, offered with my startup package as assistant professor in a USA university (ranked between 30 and 70 nationally). The candidates are ...
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I start an Assistant Professor position in August (in USA). Is it better to hire a Phd in August or January?

I start an Assistant Professor position in August at a USA university (ranked between 30th and 70th). I am already advertising the two PhD positions I got in the startup, and for one of the two I ...
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Assistant professor position in the USA. Can any leftover startup money for equipment be used to pay students or my summer salary? [closed]

I got an offer for a tenure-track assistant professor position in USA, Department of Engineering. The university national ranking is between 35th and 65th at the US News website. if I will have any ...
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Startup package, for assistant professor in USA: should I ask for a an extra PhD or an extra post-doc?

I got an offer for a tenure-track assistant professor position in USA, Department of Engineering. The university national ranking is between 35th and 65th at the US News website. I was offered a ...
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Recommendation letter from assistant professor vs professor

Which one will be given more importance? A strong recommendation from a new assistant professor or an average recommendation from senior professor?
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Assistant professor: is it bad if I attend a class in a discipline close to mine but not exactly mine?

I just got a position as assistant professor in the USA. The university I am working at is one of the top 50, according to the U.S. News & World Report. I will be teaching and carrying out high-...