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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-...
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What stops a university from doing whatever they want when an academic misconduct allegation arises?

I got permission from a professor to submit an essay to him that I wrote for one of his previous classes. It is academic misconduct to do this unless you receive permission from the professor. Say ...
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PhD at same location as undergraduate?

I'm an undergraduate currently. I am looking to pursue a PhD next year. I have an established PI here who I have been working very well with, and we already have, well, probably at least 2 years in ...
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What is a professor called who teaches only one class and who works in the industry during the day-a visiting professor still?

She teaches a class at night and she works in the industry during the day. She has a PhD though. Is this still called a "Visiting professor" (which I thought meant you were permanently employed at ...
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Is it possible to get a professor position without having had any fellowships in grad school?

As a deferred action for early childhood arrival (DACA) student, I found out that I am not eligible for federal fellowships from the government or through the university. Some universities allow for ...
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What happens to a professor if too many students drops out of his or her class?

I am taking a course this semester for an upper year undergraduate course in mathematics. The course instructor had some experience of teaching lower year courses, and her performance in those ...
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Combining Visiting Professor with TT

I currently work as a TT Assistant Professor in a very comfortable and welcoming top-100 university in my field. My wife lives in another country for the time being and I would like to spend more time ...
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Co-authors not willing to publish after rejection. May I drop them?

We wrote a case report (1 + 2 co authors). The case report was not accepted. I tried to convince the other co-authors to re-write and submit. I waited for 3 years and 6 months. The co-authors showed ...
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Can somebody with a PhD in theoretical physics become a Assistant Professor / Instructor in Mathematics?

Most community colleges and universities ask for PhD / Master's in Mathematics in order to become a Assistant Professor / Instructor in mathematics. I know that this will greatly depend on the ...
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How much should a supervisor expect from students who have graduated?

I have recently completed my PhD and taken up a faculty position at another institution. My new job is busy and I regularly get emails from my PhD supervisor asking me to write protocols or for ...
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Making sense of U.S. assist. prof. salaries: gross vs net, 9 vs. 12 months

Having recently received a PhD in Economics from a European university, I am entering the academic job market for economists this year. I am targeting research-intense, PhD-granting universities in ...
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Applying for assistant professor position, teaching statement required but I have no teaching experience

I'm going to apply for an assistant professor position in a European university's campus in China. The problem is that I do not have any formal, class-based teaching experience while the job ...
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Recommendation letters for assistant professor position (computer science and statistics)

I am applying for (research) assistant professor positions in the computer science and statistics areas. I have seen advice on having at least one recommendation letter outside of my graduate school ...
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How do I keep my tenure track job search confidential?

I work as a research scientist for a tech company. I publish frequently in top venues in my area and, at the same time, I've been adjuncting at well-known universities to teach classes. I don't feel ...
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How do new faculty members in the UK start their career without startup grants?

I'm starting a lecturer position in Computer Science in the UK, which is roughly equivalent to a tenure-track assistant professor position. However, the department head told me that, while they do ...
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During one's career in academia, in the STEM fields of research at U.S. universities, what are typical examples of academic politics? [closed]

What are some typical examples of "academic politics" that professors face in academia? Does academic politics mainly affect younger professors? I've seen the term "academic politics" come up in ...
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Do math PhDs - post-doctoral researchers have an advisor?

Typically, well-prepared undergrad math students have summer REU advisors, masters and PhD students have thesis advisors. What do new math PhDs - postdoctoral researchers have at the university ...
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How independent is an assistant professor in Denmark?

In Denmark, an assistant professor is at the same level as a postdoc in terms of their salary scale. I believe assistant professors in Denmark can do independent research and can apply for their own ...
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Getting faculty position in the US: after Postdoc in the US or Lecturer in the UK?

I am a postdoc in a US university (Rank A, edit: R1). I tried to get an academic faculty position in the US, but was unsuccessful. I got an offer (lecturer in the UK system) from the UK university (...
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Is experience as a Lecturer in Europe/UK considered relevant in Indian inst. (IIT/IIIT/NIT) for Assistant Professor positions in CS?

Is a Lecturer in the UK or Europe considered pretty much the same as an Assistant Professor in the US, considering the fact that this Lecturer position involves teaching, research and service? Do ...
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What is the difference between “docent” (lecturer) and “Universitair docent” (Asst. Prof.) in the Dutch system?

I see many job openings for "docent" or "Universitair docent" on Dutch job boards. Curious, I checked out Wikipedia for more info and, while I learned about the structure there, it isn't clear to me ...
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Do newly hired professors have to take a drug test before they start? [closed]

In U.S., Canadian and European universities do new professors have to pass a drug test before starting their career? Or is it only required when they are promoted to full-time tenure professors?
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Do teaching load agreements always refer to the academic year?

I was lucky enough to get hired as a tenure-track assistant professor in computer science. During the negotiation of the offer (per email), the department head assured me that, during my first year, ...
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International differences between “adjunct professor” and “visiting professor”?

I am interested in the differences between levels of professorships in the countries: USA UK China Germany I read the Wikipedia Article about Professorship in United States but as far as I can tell -...
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What's a good strategy for coming up with a lab name?

I'm going to be starting a research lab as a junior faculty, what is a good strategy for coming up with a lab name? How important is a lab name in differentiating yourself in the field or ...
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Applying for postdoc fellowship vs applying for lectureship

I finished my PhD 2.5 years ago (Computer Science), and have since been working as a post-doc at a top university. I've decided that I want to pursue an academic career, and I'm trying to decide what ...
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What is the proper way for an abbreviation of assistant professor?

I am looking for the formally correct abbreviation of assistant professor. How do I refer to someone in that position in a letter or on a webpage? Is Asst. Prof. Dr. the right title?
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Accepting an Assistant Professor position at a low ranked university

I recently completed a postdoc at a prestigious R1 university, in a high profile lab. My publication record is not prolific, but those that I have published as first author are well respected journals,...