Questions tagged [faculty-application]

Questions specifically concerning applying for faculty-level job announcements.

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Is it a good idea to submit an application for a senior (associate) faculty position, when only qualified for junior (assistant) level position?

I finished my Ph.D. two years ago and currently doing a Postdoc. I am now applying for faculty positions at the rank of Assistant professor. With my publications and research record, I believe I would ...
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Pros and Cons of joining a Private university or Hochschule compare to a public university in Germany as a postdoc [closed]

I am in the last year of my PhD(from a public university), my funding is over, and I am looking for a postdoc(officially research assistant). I have an offer from Zeppelin University. Also, a ...
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Can I still decline an accepted counter offer before signing a contract?

I am currently in a tenure-track assistant professor (AP) position. About one month ago, I got an AP position offer from a better ranked university, with a good startup package. When I informed my ...
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Research statement: separate bibliographies for your own publications and the rest of the literature?

When writing a research statement, is it a good idea to create two reference lists: one exclusively for your own work and one for the rest of the relevant literature that you may want to cite? On the ...
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How to secure a faculty job at a university when the hiring committee doesn't like you for personal reasons?

I applied for an tenure-track assistant professor job at my Alma mater but got rejected. One of the professors on the searching committee later told me that I am more qualified for the job than the ...
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What are the typical components of job application packets for Lecturer/Assistant Professor positions at UK universities?

I come from the US academic system (well, mostly), so please pardon my ignorance; I couldn't find a lot of information online so I ask this here. It appears to me that most of the UK lecturer/...
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Faculty transition between two universities [closed]

I am moving to another university (US-Engineering) and have a few active proposals in my current institution. It seems I cannot move a part of these proposals. I was wondering if I still can use the ...
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Associate Professor position I applied for changed the selection criteria after 3 stage process [duplicate]

Recently, I applied for an associate professor position in a high rank university. I cleared 3 stages, document screening, presentation/lecture, and a long interview. But, I received a rejection email ...
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Re-apply for a position after being rejected

Last year I had an interview for a position at a university. I was not good in interview and I was rejected. After obtaining experience in interviews, I was accepted for another position in another ...
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Faculty job negotiation - dual career and salary [closed]

I received a phone call from the department chair informing me that they are willing to give me an offer. Then, he sent me the startup sheet and asked me to send them my comments. This sheet contains ...
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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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Faculty applications in Europe vs US

I'm a postdoc in the natural sciences planning to start applying to faculty positions. What are the main considerations to take into account when comparing Europe with the US? Are there any notable ...
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Is it exploitative that an institution offered me associate professor when I am qualified for full (and have been full at a previous institution)? [closed]

I am an international academic having received my degrees in 4 different countries. I began my career in a highly prestigious position in industry, but thoroughly enjoyed research so made a move into ...
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Does “Historically excluded groups” in job posting mean that they want to hire Black/Hispanic?

I have spotted a job posting for tenure-track positions at an R1 school in the US, saying that they look for candidates who bring perspectives in their research that reflects membership in groups ...
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Assistant Professor position at a VERY low rank University or a Postdoc at VERY high rank University? (Please advice) [closed]

I'm about to finish my PhD (last semester) . at a top 100 university in the world. The University is located in Asia, but I'm not from Asia. I have made some applications for Postdocs and Faculty ...
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TT job ad re-posted after I had a fly out - implications? [closed]

I had a second interview for one US college 3 weeks ago and for another 2 weeks ago. The interviewers said they would be getting back to me in 2-4 weeks, depending on how things went internally. I ...
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Irish Degree Terminology

I'm from the US looking at an academic job in Ireland, and I'm not sure what the form below is asking for. It has a field for "qualification" and also for "result/class of award". ...
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Is it a bad sign? Search committee did not ever reach out to references, even before and after campus visit

I did a virtual campus visit interview for tenure track assistant professor positions in an R1 university in the U.S. I think that I aced a job talk and was good with one-to-one faculty interviews. My ...
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Applying for a maître de conférence position in applied math (section 26) - is there an in person audition?

I am curious about the French academic system, specifically when one is applying for a maître de conférence position in section 26 (applied mathematics). My main question is: after gaining ...
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Question about the role of the department chair during the faculty hiring process [closed]

I want to better understand the role of the department chair (at an R1 US institution) with regards to the faculty hiring process. I'm sure this differs between departments, but how does the ...
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Question about follow up from faculty interview [closed]

I recently interviewed at a R1 institution in the US. I also had a follow-up meeting with the dean of faculty a week after all interviews had wrapped up. After another week I got an email saying that ...
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Is it time to move on from my faculty applications that had deadlines in Dec. 2021 and Jan. 2022?

I'm a recent PhD (~7 months since I started my postdoc with my PhD adviser) in plasma physics/engineering with multiple conference presentations and 5 first author papers resulting from my PhD in ...
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Upon my request prior to a faculty application in France, I was invited to give a talk. Should I travel at their expense or better give it online?

So after a few postdocs in applied math (PhD in pure math), I'm currently outside academia with a part time teaching position in France. I'm in the process of applying to a lab in the South of France ...
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Follow up meeting with dean of faculty after on-site faculty interview

This is for a US R1 institution. About 2 weeks ago I had an on-site interview for an assistant professor position, and last Friday the department wrapped up interviewing candidates. Today I got an ...
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A better method than essays to measure diversity, inclusion, and equity?

I have been invited to join a scholarship/grant committee for supporting university early career researchers (ECRs). One of the aims of the panel is to implement diversity, inclusion, and equity ...
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How common is it for a faculty search to be canceled during interviews?

I am interviewing for a faculty position at R1 university. I get to the process of scheduling on-site visit but all of the sudden, the department told me they canceled the position I am interviewing ...
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How to make sure that the Selection Committee made fair decision for a Postdoc position?

I have applied for a postdoc position in October 2021 by sending my application to the responsible professor by email (as it's the only way to apply) as announced in the poster (in Germany). I got an ...
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How common is it in STEM fields in the US that the tenure track offer goes to the second person in the list?

I had a tenure track interview at an R1 university a few weeks ago, and today the department chair wrote to me that We were impressed with your candidacy and still have the possibility of making an ...
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Am I supposed to submit my application only by email, or by post as well, or do I query? Job posting for reference/ language below [closed]

The job application description states: "Interested candidates must submit, by email ..... Send this and two LORs to: [Enter snail mail] [Enter email address] I want to both; email and send my ...
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Are teaching and learning philosophy/philosophies written separately?

I am applying for faculty position in some school and among the documents needed, they asked for "Teaching, Learning and research philosophy.", this my first time to hear about learning ...
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How much does a successful funding proposal affect the tenure-track faculty application?

QUESTION: I’m curious to know: how much does success in writing funding proposals for NSF as a PhD student affect your application for a tenure-track faculty position in the US? Especially if you were ...
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How to avoid redundancy in the faculty application materials?

I'm applying for a faculty position. The required documents include: a letter of application statement addressing the candidate's teaching interests statement addressing the scholarly/performance ...
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Career Development plan for university position

Certain academic job ads at the university request a Career Development Plan document. I have never heard about this. What should a document like this contain?
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How important is the PhD school reputation in securing a faculty position? [duplicate]

New assistant professors and selection committee members, based on your experience how important is the reputation of the PhD school in selecting a candidate for a tenure track faculty position? Can ...
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What does this response from recruitment chair mean: "Unfortunately I have no information to share at this point, but will let you know as soon I can"

I had in-person interview for a tenure track faculty position with great feedback from the search committee and even the chair. They mentioned that I am a good fit for their position and they are ...
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How useful are university teaching certifications in faculty hiring?

The university I'm attending for gradaute school offers programs that give you official certification in university teaching. The program consists of taking teaching workshops, participating in ...
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Higher academic age and faculty applications

I am senior Postdoc in pure math about 7-8 years past the PhD. I am currently in a European country where it is not unusual to spend many years as a Postdoc and get hired on a tenured Professorship. I ...
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tt Assistant Professor position in math at a smaller university or liberal arts college [closed]

I have some questions on the prospects to get a tt Assistant Professor position in math at a smaller university or liberal arts college in the US as a foreigner. I am from a european country and on ...
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Academic cover letter: My communications with department chair

I am going to apply for a university-wide position and have already communicated with my target department. The department chair liked my CV and research a lot and strongly suggested I should apply ...
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What other models are in use for evaluating faculty candidates?

A recent question mentioned the importance of citation counts and impact factor in evaluations of faculty candidates. There are some good answers explaining why this is the dominant model today. I'm ...
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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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Need advice on applying for new jobs as a tenured associate professor

I posted this on reddit, but I thought I would post it here as well in order to get as much advice as possible. I hope it is OK. I am a tenured associate professor who is applying for new jobs at ...
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What should I do if I discover the job posted at the institution for which I had submitted my CV but they didn't contact me?

A year ago I submitted my CV to an institution of higher learning and they indicated that they would contact me if any openings for instructors became available. At that time all positions in my ...
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Should I avoid sending my research proposal?

I am currently applying for a PhD position in data science, and my potential supervisor is asking me to write a research proposal. This professor is working on "ML & NLP methods for Digital ...
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Does extensive peer-reviewing service help with faculty job applications?

I am sent a lot of papers to review, from an expanding set of journals. Currently I am a postdoc on the job market, with little time. Even though recently I only agree to review for better journals, ...
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How best to phrase recently being out of contract on CV

It turns out that I am between posts: my last (fixed term) contract ended this week and I have not yet taken up a new post (won't happen until at least February next year and is not yet certain). In ...
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Should I submit research/teaching statements if a job ad doesn't ask for them?

The vast majority of faculty applications I've made explicitly require the candidate to submit both a research statement and a teaching statement, and the institution usually describes the expected ...
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Reusing research proposal text in job application

I recently wrote and submitted a research proposal for a fellowship. I am now also applying for a permanent lecturer position which requires an outline of research plans. Is there any problem taking ...
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If a job ad asks for a research statement and a teaching statement, should I also include a cover letter?

A job I am applying to explicitly asks for a research statement, teaching statement and a CV. It doesn't mention a cover letter. Is it assumed that I will also include a cover letter?
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How to find faculty hiring ads for US, Canada and Europe [closed]

I'm planning to apply to faculty (assistant professor) jobs. The process looks similar to graduate school applications. But I was wondering, are there easier ways to find position openings instead of ...
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