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Research plan for a first-time faculty application

I'm in my 3rd year of postdocs and started to apply for Lecturer positions in Computer Science the UK (the entry level permanent faculty positions). As part of my interview process, I am required to ...
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What does “Experience as a superior” mean?

In the process of applying for a particular faculty position in computer science in Finnland, I got stuck when answering the question Experience as a superior The choices from the dropdown menu ...
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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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What does “Application review begins …” practically mean in job ads in computer science in USA?

As opposed to Do they really mean "in all areas" and "will continue to be accepted until..." in Computer Science faculty opening ads in the US? , we sometimes even see a softer ...
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Do they really mean “in all areas” and “will continue to be accepted until…” in Computer Science faculty opening ads in the US?

The following is an extension of the question Job applications reviewed "until the position is filled" (i.e. soft deadline): What does that really mean?. In most US job announcements of ...
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“scholarly activities” vs. “research activities” in Australia for the purpose of applying to a lecturer position

For the purpose of applying for a lecturer position in Australia in computer science (CS), what are "research activities" and "scholarly activies", and how do they differ? The applicant is asked to ...
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“Contribution to technical achievement” in Australia for the purpose of applying for a Lecturer position

For the purpose of applying for a lecturer position in Australia in computer science, what is actually a "contribution to technical achievement"? This phrase occurs among the selection criteria but ...
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“Professional contribution” in Australia for the purpose of applying for a Lecturer position

For the purpose of applying for a lecturer position in Australia in computer science, what is actually a "professional contribution"? This phrase occurs among the selection criteria but seems to me ...
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Letterhead in application letters for tenure-track in computer science in USA?

I'm a postdoc in computer science preparing an application for a tenure-track full-time faculty position in a US university. The opinions on whether to use a letterhead or not vary: Postdoc using ...
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Tenure-track offer with other applications in progress

I am an academic in computer science in Europe, just completed my Ph.D. and applied for tenure-track positions in Europe. I received a very early offer in the UK more than a month ago and the ...
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In terms of academic careers, does the department type matter between Computer Science, Engineering, or Information?

One of the oddities of working in an interdisciplinary field is that PhD programs - and ultimately departments where you would like to work in the future - are often offered under different ...
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Europe: Central Academic CS Job Market Service like CRA?

When searching for faculty positions in CS, I find the service http://cra.org/ads/ very useful. There you can find many job ads from North America based institutions. Is there any similar service for ...
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Is US experience usually required for TT jobs?

Update/follow up: Can this have something to do with the specific rank? I mean, does it make sense to require this for the rank of Assistant professor for some reason? Link for the posting: http://cra....
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How can I improve my chance of getting a tenure-track position

My job search (for tenure-track Assistant professor in Computer Science) last year failed miserably. I submitted applications to about 10 US schools (top 30 -- top-100 quality). In the end, I got ...