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Faculty are those individuals with teaching and research responsibilities at schools and universities.

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College policy change after grant awarded

What recourse is there to a faculty member if the university changes its policy after a grant has been awarded? I am a tenured professor and recently won a prestigious research grant. For years, my ...
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Is it a good idea to ask for details regarding an interview for a faculty position?

I applied for some faculty position in September 2021, and four days ago, I received an email mentioning that We have now started with the recruitment process and are pleased to inform you that your ...
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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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Do teaching-only faculties get tenures? [closed]

As far as I understand, there are two types of faculties in the universities/colleges: Research + teaching faculties Teaching-only faculties Do teaching-only faculties get tenures (i.e. permanent ...
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Behavior of a postdoc supervisor changed after I had a campus visit for a faculty position

I'm currently doing my third postdoc at an Ivy league university. My supervisor is very famous in his area of research and he was very supportive for me during the first year. However, he waited until ...
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Teaching students to complain effectively about behavior of other faculty

I am an adjunct professor. For some reason, I seem to draw out student complaints about full-time faculty from the students. The complaints include: Slapping a student’s hand out of the way when the ...
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Do most academics come from a wealthy and/or academic background? [closed]

It seems to be the case, but I don't know if it's true.
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How long after the application deadline does it take a search committee to schedule telephone interviews? [duplicate]

I know this can vary from department to department but in general how long does it take for a search committee to decide on a short-list of candidates once the deadline for submission has passed?
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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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Planning for a faculty position in the USA [closed]

I have a PhD in education from a US university (ranked within top 20 public universities) in 'mathematics education'. Because of my scholarship requirements, I had to come back to my country. However, ...
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Faculty Member Enrolling for a Second Degree

Is it possible for a faculty member (tenure-track) to enroll for a second degree (preferably undergrad in another discipline, but related) while being employed? I know that it should also depend on ...
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Is it common for a university to remain unresponsive to queries?

I'm planning to study in the u.k. I've never been to the u.k. but is it common there to remain unresponsive to the students' queries? I've sent a few emails to the student service team for some ...
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Can I back out a tenure track faculty offer?

Summary: Signed a contract with school A while waiting for decisions from school B. Now got offer from B, and want to back out of the signed contract with A What is the best strategy to back out a ...
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Consecutive holidays for faculty in the US

In India, the faculty have a provision of consecutive holidays for at-least 15 days to 3 months based on the college. After the completion of final exams of a semester/year, these holidays are given ...
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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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Faculty job application - search committee chair, dept head, and follow up emails

I recently interviewed for a tenure track position in a public R1 University. There were 4 candidates. The last one interviewed at the beginning of April. Two weeks ago, I have been told by the chair ...
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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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I'm applying for a faculty position; should I mention that my research interests align with those of the department's faculty (stating their names)?

I am applying for a faculty position. I am very familiar with the works of two professors in that department and we share similar research interests; Also, I have them cited in my articles. As I'm ...
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How do senior faculty change universities?

I am starting a permanent position this year, and while I am very happy here, the admin part seems a bit overbearing. I know from my previous positions as a postdoc, that other places are not that bad....
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Asking A Colleague for a Letter of Recommendation

I am working as an Assistant Professor at a university for over 2 years, but I am not happy with my current job and university. I want to apply to a university in another country (from where I've done ...
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Can I apply for a faculty position after 14 years of postdcoc? [closed]

I did my pHD in 2007. After that I worked on several univeristies as post doc and postdoctoral associates. I mentored students, did TA, wrote proposals, and worked with industrial collaboration ...
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How to negotiate a tenure-track assistant professor job offer in a very short time window?

I was just offered a tenure-track (60% teaching, 40% research) assistant professor job offer at a R1 University in the Southern U.S., but asked to make a decision in only three days. And he also ...
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Funding for new faculty [closed]

looking for advice on what factors do granting agencies such as NIH takes into account while funding new researchers. I am set to start as a new faculty soon. My Post-doc was short because of the ...
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Need advise on a career in academia [closed]

I am desperately looking for a sense of direction. I am about to start a career in academia and I am..I guess scared. My Ph.D. was something, it was enlightening, to say the least. I do not have too ...
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Faculty interview: 15 min. PPT explaining Teaching philosophy and Research Vision [closed]

I have a faculty interview call that asks me to summarize the following two points in 15 minutes PPT. The interview will be on Zoom. How would you describe your teaching philosophy? With examples ...
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Asking to review my research paper

I recently wrote a research paper and want to submit it to a journal but as I wrote it on my own and it's my first paper, I would like someone (a faculty member or a PhD student) to review my paper ...
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How to put research, teaching and service into a single job talk

I am going to give an on-campus job talk for a TT AP position. According to the searching chair, my talk will include teaching, research, and service philosophy, and other attributes that show me as a ...
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Topics for on-site interview lunch and dinner time

I want to seek some ideas about what kind of topics I can talk about during the dinner or lunch time during my upcoming on-site faculty interview. I will have a dinner with the searching committee, ...
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