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Questions tagged [faculty-application]

Questions specifically concerning applying for faculty-level job announcements.

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Does the candidate usually get notified whether the expected employer sends request for reference letter?

Situation: X applied for a university position UP and gave the name of three persons -A, B, C- as the reference. X is not very much in touch with A, B, C (X has already taken permission to give ...
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recommendation letters at different stages of interviews

Recommendation letters today become less and less important in affecting employers' final decision, though they are often requested at different stages or even before any interview. What to do to ...
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What if a call for application does not mention a letter of motivation?

I will apply for a fixed-term position (max. 6 years contract) at a German university and the part on the necessary documents and information that should be send to the university reads as following: ...
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How far ahead should you search for a faculty job?

Suppose you want to obtain a faculty job at a particular time. When should you start searching for job ads? When are they advertised? Answers describing different customs in different countries and ...
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How to convince the faculty search committee to select/short list me at a place where my research interests are already actively being pursued at?

I am applying for a faculty position and thereby requires me to submit my research interests. The department I am applying already have two professors that have similar research interests to mine. The ...
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strategy of a maths/science chalk talk interview

1.Candidate is to teach 1 out of several topics given. Should there not be any preferrential topic to be taught in the eye of the interviewers? Is there any disadvantage not to choose the hardest ...
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how to bring into full play what was prepared during faculty interviews [closed]

A faculty interview is short, whether it be a skype one or an onsite one. Esp for the former, as interviewers have tight and non-negotiable time limits, it's so short that there's little space beyond ...
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questions for the candidate to ask during a skype faculty interview [duplicate]

What questions for the candidate to ask during an initial skype faculty interview? In the field of physical sciences.
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How to make a great faculty interview presentation? [closed]

I have a faculty job interview coming up in a few months. I am trying to prepare the presentation that includes my past (PhD and postdoc) research and future research. I am looking for some sample ...
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Should I mention potential collaborative opportunities in my research statement?

Would it be beneficial to mention the names of potential collaborators in my research statement? Over the last year I have been discussing future collaborative work with research groups from other ...
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Cold emailing potential search committee members

I recently applied for a tenure-track position with a regional state university. I know of the college but have no contacts there. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw a proportionally large number ...
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Slides for 30 min~1 hr Skype tenure track application interview

Is it good to prepare slides to present during the video chat even if the search committee say you don't need to prepare slides? What's the strategy of impressing them then?
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Former collaborator presenting joint research as his own

Two years ago, I collaborated* (briefly) with a professor (whom I will call Professor Jim) on some research in mathematics. At the time, I was a PhD student and Prof. Jim was on my dissertation ...
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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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Does a gap of 10 months after Master's degree affect my chances for a future academic career? [duplicate]

I am soon to submit my PhD thesis and I am currently looking for postdoc positions. I would eventually like to stay in academia and was concerned if my past gap year would harm my chances in getting a ...
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whether to make a tenure track faculty job talk interactive

Is it appropriate to give a tenure track faculty job talk in an interactive way, like posing some questions, asking for audience opinions?
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Should I email Head of Depart. personally to seek faculty (unadervertised) positions?

I am finishing my Ph.D. and now I am looking for faculty positions globally. If I contact the head of the relevant departments (HoD), will it be ok or will it leave a good impression that I am too ...
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apply for faculty while working in industry

For a department focused more on industrial interactions, will going to work in industry for a while before applying for a faculty position in that department be recommended/helpful?
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Theorists facing tenure track faculty interviews

The faculty interview is based on the context of a department stressing on industry interaction. When asked about how to buy lab equipments and find funding, may a theorist answer the search committee ...
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On-campus interview: Faculty exit interview

I am going to do an on-campus interview and one of the items (the last one on my last day) is "Exit interview" for one hour with 4 faculty members (search committee chair, co-chair, ...). I was ...
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solution to questions of lab equipments and funding search during faculty interview [closed]

In a faculty interview, when asked about how to prepare for lab equipments and how to search for funding, how to answer, esp for postdocs having no experience in these things? This is spoken in a ...
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I applied to tenure track positions in the US when should I hear about interviews? [closed]

I have a PhD in Chemical Engineering and have applied to a handful of tenure track positions in December/January. When can I expect to hear about possible interviews? At what point should I just move ...
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Inform the search committee of another university about your current campus interview

I applied for some places and got a campus interview from one of them. My second application, however, has remained silent and I have not heard any news yet. I email the staff who is in charge of this ...
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Include unrelated patent on publication list

I am a PhD candidate (Statistics) starting to apply to academic jobs. I have no publications related to my research - besides my in-process dissertation. One of my applications requires a publication ...
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PhD degree in Asia And finding a good faculty position in Europe or US [closed]

Nowadays the world of academic work and research is pretty competitive and tough. I am studying for a Ph.D. degree in a well-ranked Asian university (i.e., Hong Kong University of Science and ...
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How long can you give job talks on your thesis-book project?

I'm two years out of my PhD in the humanities and have given a couple of job talks since, all on material from my dissertation. Not only have I spent months trying to make the talks themselves as ...
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Request for additional documents for faculty position [closed]

I applied for a faculty position about two months ago through an online system for a university. For some reason, I did not receive any email on a request (apparently from the search committee) to ...
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Plan for generating external funding

I am preparing an application for a full-time lecturer position. They asked me for a teaching statement (done), a research statement (done) and a plan for generating funding for the next three years (...
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Letter of recommendation before Skype interview

I recently applied for a tenure-track faculty position. The recommendation letters were not requested when I applied. After 2-3 weeks, I got an email that my referees should send them the letters and ...
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What makes a good reference letter for a junior faculty position

I'm in the process of applying to junior faculty positions (e.g. Assistant Professor). This will be my first time I ever apply for an academic position. My direct supervisor asked me to write a ...
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How long is the waiting time for having a phone/Skype interview?

I applied for some faculty positions, starting from Nov 01 to Nov 15 and one on Dec 01. I was wondering how long it takes for the search committee to shortlist the candidates for a phone/Skype ...
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What should I do during my PhD program to get a faculty position right after PhD, and how can I accomplish them? (Field: Statistics)

I am starting my PhD next year (2019), and I have some concerns. I recall one of my Professors from my undergrad years was telling me that in my field (statistics), excellent Statistics PhD graduates ...
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Should all recommendation letters be research- or teaching-related?

I am applying for junior faculty positions at research universities. Most job postings request three references (either just names and contact details, or actual letters of recommendation), and I've ...
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Whom is a diversity statement written for?

This is related to the "what to say in a diversity statement" question, but I'm asking something slightly different: Who reads a Diversity Statement in a faculty application (exact sciences/CS/math)...
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Should I apply to a job where the requested area of specialization is my area of competency? [closed]

There are some job ads in my job search where the school is seeking someone with an area of specialization (AOS) in "Bioethics/Biomedical Ethics or Environmental Ethics", and with an area of ...
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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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Writing a letter of recommendation for a faculty colleague I cannot highly recommend

A colleague of mine has asked that I write him a letter of recommendation (LOR). I will call him Steve. He recently was denied tenure and is looking for a new position at several other universities. ...
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How to sell my skills in a research statement

I am a postdoc currently on the academic job market who does interdisciplinary work. My phd is in mathematical physics, granted by a physics department, while working with a research group technically ...
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Diversity Statement for Faculty Position in the US? [duplicate]

I am crafting applications for US faculty positions and Californian universities require diversity statements. Now, the problem is I have no idea what to write in it, since diversity can mean ...
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Is it appropriate for a PI to appoint someone who is a family member?

I am a junior faculty in one of the top-tier research US institutions. I just joined the department and hired two GRAs meanwhile. In addition, I would like to appoint one more individual in my ...
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Missing out on a position due to false HR advice. What should I do?

Following up on my previous question (Academic Progression via Promotion vs via Recruitment), where I wanted to apply for an assistant professor position at a university where I am currently a postdoc....
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What are the common criteria of evaluation for a Post-Doctoral or Tenure-Track faculty position? [closed]

I am waiting for my PhD viva and I would like to start applying for Post-docs or faculty positions. We all know that a CV is never too good, so I would like to ask some things about the elements of ...
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How should I approach job materials for a lateral move entirely for two-body reasons?

I am a tenure track assistant professor at a liberal arts college. I Iike my job quite a bit, but it is located in an impoverished, rural area. My partner works in the nearest large city, 2.5 hours ...
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Is it a mistake to talk about hobbies in a job application?

According to Sean Carroll, a famous cosmologist and tenured professor, Don’t be too well known outside the field. I hate to say this, but the evidence is there: if you have too high of a public ...
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How is a tenure-track appointment in Sweden?

I have been offered a tenure-track position in Sweden starting this September. I am very excited. Due to both cultural and working system differences, many things are unclear to me. I do not want to ...
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Applying for more than one faculty position in a department

I am coming to the job market this coming fall and a university that I am very interested in has a number of faculty positions that were posted simultaneously. Consequently, they are all positions ...
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Are official transcripts required for faculty appointment?

I am curious if faculty appointees (at various levels) should request their schools to send their official transcripts to the employer to get a faculty position? Or is it only required for students? ...
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Tenure Track application: Time for committee to respond after interviewing references

I have a case where I applied for a tenure-track position in a R1 research institution. A month after the application, all my references were contacted and were asked for a telephone interview, which ...
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Gender transition as a starting faculty member: a terrible idea?

I'm a computer scientist at the point in my postdoc where I will have to decide soon whether to apply for faculty positions this fall or go to industry, in the US/Canada/UK/maybe Europe.1 But I've ...