Questions tagged [faculty-application]

Questions specifically concerning applying for faculty-level job announcements.

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Whom and how to include referees in the CV?

Many job offers state that they the applicant should include the full contact information for three referees in the CV. I was wondering about two things: 1) How to decide upon the inclusion of ...
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What I should talk about for an on-campus interview seminar [closed]

I will attend an on-campus interview for a TT position that involves research, teaching and service (their appointment proportions are not described), and will give a single seminar during the visit. ...
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How to prepare for an on-site interview for a TT position without much direct research experience

I am rather lucky to get an on-site interview invitation for a TT position (focusing on both research and teaching) at a R1-tier university, which, however is not in my main research area. Only my B.S....
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How to deal with guilt turning down non-tenure track faculty offer at current institution?

I recognize my questions have some overlap with this one and this one. I feel those are largely talking about different things, though. I am in a situation where I have been offered a non-tenure ...
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How to answer the diversity question during faculty interview

On several occasions of my first-round faculty interview, I was asked about the diversity questions, such as: "How do you work with diverse students?" "How do you contribute to the university'...
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Faculty interview: how to develop yourself into a national or international research leader

I was recently interviewed for a TT position, and was asked a question "how to develop yourself into a national or international research leader". It looks quite a big question. I stumbled on it, and ...
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Can the lack of credit based coursework be compensated by published works for faculty applications?

Due to lack of foresight, I did not take any graduate level advanced mathematics or numerical analysis course. Nor do I have good grades on the subjects during my undergraduate studies. However, I ...
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What is an “innovative statement” for faculty application?

I am putting together a faculty application for a university in Russia. The University has asked for an "Innovation Statement", along with other documents. This is the first time I have heard of any ...
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how to show I fit in with the department during faculty interview

A commonly asked question during the faculty position interview is How do you fit in with the department? It is quite similar to but different from How do you fit in with the position? I ...
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How many full-time instructor positions to apply for as a Masters-holder? [duplicate]

I am leaving graduate school in May with a Master of Science in Mathematics. For the past few weeks, I have been applying to full-time instructor/lecturer positions (mostly 2-year with a few 4-year). ...
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Consequences of submitting a job application close to the deadline

Do search committee members ever see or take into account the time that candidates submit an application as a postdoc or faculty member. Does submitting close to the deadline (same day or few hours ...
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For academic tenure applications, is the number of first-author publications or the number of total publications more important? [closed]

I'm an academic in the fields of biomaterials and biochemistry, willing to apply for academic tenure positions. Unfortunately, I don't have a high number of publications, but they are either first-...
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The first teaching job: prior knowledge or do people get trained?

I am soon going to finish my PhD (neuroscience; India) and am interested in working as a post-doctoral fellow, eventually going down the teaching and research line. My question is specifically about ...
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Should I send private email to department's dean after sending faculty job application?

There is one exciting job opportunity that I am willing to apply. The dean, I think, may know me because I have met him in a couple of conferences and I have been on a discussion panel once (as a Ph.D....
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Possibility of negotiating a better contract if I am offered an asst prof position?

I attended an interview last week for an asst prof position in math in a university in the UK that is much lower ranked than the universities where I did my PhD and postdocs, for instance, my PhD ...
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Optimal reference letter writers for permanent positions: Senior experts or younger, more active researchers? [closed]

I work in pure mathematics. I have wondered for a while which kind of letter writers might be best when I apply for permanent jobs in US and UK: Roughly speaking, I am weighing up two options: Try to ...
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How important is it for all recommendation letters to arrive on time?

I am applying for faculty positions this year and have asked four senior academics to write me reference letters. Most of the applications had a deadline around December 1st, which I assume should be ...
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Job application: What are “scientific highlights”?

A job opening for a tenure track position specifies that the application must include "scientific highlights". Now I am puzzled by this. I've applied before for tenure-track positions, and I've never ...
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Employment history: job title

I am currently filling out an application for a lecturer position in the UK, which includes a section on employment history. Previously I was employed at a Russian university where my official job ...
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What is a “Junior Faculty” position?

I have seen an ad from Columbia University for a "Junior Faculty" position. The ad had no details on whether it is a tenure-track position or not. Are these tenure track positions? Is this term ...
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Applying to Teaching Position in the Same Department as My Advisor… Should I Mention Her?

I'm applying for tenure-track teaching positions right now and have, more or less, a single cover letter that I modify for each one of my applications. It so happens that the department my advisor ...
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Effect of duration taken to get phd degree when applying to faculty positions?

In my university, PhD students usually talk 3 years to finish their thesis and got PhD. However, I worked very hard, and I finish all courses required and my thesis and I can get my PhD within two ...
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Maximum number of recommendation letters for assistant professor position

I am applying for faculty positions as assistant professor. I have two questions regarding recommendation letters. (1) Is there is a limit for the number of references? For me, I have many research ...
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How many courses should I discuss in an academic video interview?

One of the questions some academic hiring committees sometimes ask job candidates during the interview process is, "What courses would you like to develop and teach?" How should a candidate respond ...
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Is it okay to write a cover letter with one more page

I have written a cover letter for faculty positions. I read that it need to be one page. However, mine is one page and half since i have many experience including industry and research. Is that okay?
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Should I be worried about the fact that I will be too old for applying for tenure track positions by the time I complete postdoc?

I am 30 years old. I have spent 4 yrs in undergrad, 2 in masters and 5 in PhD with half a year of work experience in between. I have just finished my PhD and will start with a postdoc position early ...
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Who should I ask to write a letter or recommendation

I am applying for tenure track faculty jobs and postdocs. I am setting up my letters of recommendation and I am struggling on who I should ask. I have one strong letter from my advisor, one decent ...
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How to describe the relationship with writer of recommendation letter?

I am applying for tenure track /postdoc and I asked two professor to write me a research letter. In some job applications I am asked to describe the relationship with them, and I am not so sure what ...
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It is alright to include students' first names in a teaching statement?

Is it alright to include students' first names in a teaching statement, or would this come off as weird and too personal? Or a privacy concern? You often hear the advice to include specific stories ...
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Timeline-wise, is it safe to plan attending the SODA conference if I apply for positions this year?

I am applying for faculty positions in the US this year (in computer science). Ideally, I would want to attend the SODA conference (January 5th-8th) and was wondering if it is safe to assume that on-...
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Should I stop applying faculty positions after I take on a postdoc job

I may have a postdoc job offer. The professor for the postdoc still hesitates to make a final decision and asked me if I can confirm my commitment (working for at least one year). I have finished one-...
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Should I mention teaching experience in my cover letter?

I am applying for tenure-track positions in R1 (say, top 50) universities in Computer Science in the US. When writing the cover letter, should I mention teaching experience and competence? Or should ...
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should I include offer letter from a different institution in my application for a faculty position

I have a offer letter from a very well-known group in my field for a postdoc position. The proposed starting date would be early next year. However, I am currently also applying for a faculty (...
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How many publications to list as “selected”?

I'm applying for CS tenure track positions this year, and was advised to add a "Selected Publications" part to my CV (out of 20+ conference and journal papers). How long should this section be? Can I ...
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Re-posted faculty position. Worth waiting? (and two-body problem…) [closed]

I applied for a faculty position at a state research (not so intensive) school in June. Since the position requires both a clinical degree and a research degree, their application pool is not likely ...
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Does it look good to have a paper without your PhD advisor as an author? [closed]

I am a senior PhD student in computer science. I have published several papers with my PhD advisor already. Someone told me that, when applying for faculty positions, it looks good to have a peer-...
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What are diplomas, postgraduate courses, specialization, training courses?

I am going to apply for some faculty positions. In the application form they need some information in the category titled: postgraduate courses, specialization and training courses and diploma. I have ...
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How much advanced notice is expected for faculty interviews?

I have a faculty interview for a Canadian university coming up some time in the next week. For this interview I have to prepare 2 lectures. I still havent received the date, nor the lecture topics. ...
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Interview for a faculty position after accepting a postdoc offer

I recently talked with a professor about his offer to me a postdoc position. Later on I was notified about an interview for a tenure-track faculty position. So, I am wondering, if I have accepted the ...
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Assistant Research Professor in a prestigious university or a tenure-track assistant professor in an R2 institute? [closed]

I'm debating over two positions to choose from. One is an Assistant Research Professor (fixed term, huge potentiality to be continued for at least another year or so) in a prestigious university. And, ...
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Introduction slide of myself on first slide (after title page) in faculty job seminar [closed]

I have a faculty job seminar coming up in a few weeks. Since this seminar will be attended by most faculty members in the department, I am wondering if it would be good to start the first slide (after ...
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Advices for writing the research statement

I am writing my first research statement to apply for a faculty position. what are the most important parts to focus. I am thinking of dividing it into 3 sections. One for current Research, the second ...
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Do universities notify failed candidates?

After interviewing for faculty positions, would universities (in the US, or in general) notify me if they chose to proceed with other candidates or to close the search?
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How can I make myself eligible for Mechatronic Engg. faculty with PhD in Electrical engg,? [closed]

My major in PhD is Telecommunication and there is one position for Mechatronic Engineer. How can I make myself eligible for the post. Since I am electronic engineering graduate with masters in ...
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Where to include a “description of scientific expertise” in an application?

I am in the process of applying for a junior research group leader position. The required documents include a "description of your scientific expertise" along with usual things like a publication list ...
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Is TA-ing worth the opportunity cost?

If you already have funding, is TA-ing (i.e. being a teaching assistant) worth the opportunity cost of doing more research? What are the relevant considerations? I've always heard that focusing on ...
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Moving from a R2 university to a R1 university

I am currently negotiating a TT position with a R2 university. This is my first faculty job offer after 4 years of postdoc experience in ecology and biogeochemistry related area. My long-term goal is ...
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UK Higher Education Academic Teaching Qualification

I have come across a few questions similar to the following during academic job application process at UK HEIs. I think I understand and I am aware of the choices from 2 to 10. However, option 1 ...
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Impact of book chapters [duplicate]

In my PhD, i have 2 chapters published in book chapters published by springer and elsavir. To what extent do you think the importantance of book chapters regarding in the PhD student CV? Does these ...
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I have fewer relevant publications than I can highlight in my application [closed]

I am applying for a tenure-track position. I am allowed to add up to five particularly relevant publications. I have four first author papers and a bunch of more or less important co-authorships, ...

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