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Questions tagged [faculty-application]

Questions specifically concerning applying for faculty-level job announcements.

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Will the prestige of the school largely affect faculty job search in computer science field? [duplicate]

What I'm trying to discover is, to what degree does the rank of the computer science PhD program (i.e. the prestige of the computer science department) matter while finding faculty job? I would like ...
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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 ...
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Do I need to explain my reasoning when choosing between two offers

I have been lucky enough to have been offered different professor positions in different universities. Both departments have made a lot of efforts to try and convince me to choose theirs (who gets ...
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Associate Editorship in a high-impact journal

Is an Associate Editorship in a good journal a very busy position? Should junior faculties at the very early stage (i.e. at the time of joining the department as a faculty) put an effort of being an ...
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What if PhD application date is closed?

I sent an e-mail to a professor along with my CV explaining my research background and expressing an interest in joining with his research group as he has asked to send CVs if anyone is interested in ...
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Is there national/ethnic discrimination against Asians in U.S. graduate school admissions and in university faculty hiring

If this post is too long to read please skip to the last paragraph. I am currently an international undergrad at an US university, studying math. I am currently thinking of going to graduate school ...
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Writing letters of reference for a faculty position in China?

Does anyone know how to write good letters of reference into a Chinese university? I have an awesome former PhD student who is looking at a position that exactly suits their experience. Is China like ...
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How to deal with unavoidable failure in my first year of tenure-track applications?

I got my PhD recently. I applied to many tenure-track positions and got selected for several onsite job interviews. Yay. However I have actually been told in no uncertain terms by several trusted ...
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What order should teaching experience be listed in a teaching dossier when applying for teaching jobs?

Should a teaching dossier list teaching experience in chronological order (starting with most recent) or should I order things by relevance to whatever I'm applying for? I'm applying for a job which ...
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Unemployed after 1st postdoc, what should my affiliation be when introduced during campus visit & job talk?

I finished my postdoc last year end of Aug. and have been unemployed ever since (not completely, I've been doing freelance work to support myself, but not research-related). The rest of time I've ...
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Is it normal to interview for faculty positions in December-February and not hear back yet by the end of March?

I had several interviews in December-February in R1 universities for tenure-track assistant professor positions in a life sciences field. I was told that they would get back to me in March, so I ...
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Is positive discrimination in faculty hiring really efficient at promoting diversity in an academic department?

I have questions about affirmative action as described in this answer to another question (also called positive discrimination) in the context of US universities, more specifically departments ...
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How CVs in discipline with numerous co-authors are examined? [duplicate]

In some disciplines such as theoretical physics, it is common to have tens (or even) hundreds of co-authors, probably because of the essential role of many people to run highly advanced facility. How ...
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Why aren't faculty applications peer-reviewed? [closed]

Research articles are peer-reviewed. Funding is based on peer-review. Academic dissertations are somehow peer-reviewed (external examiner). Everything is based on peer-review in academia. I wonder ...
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Applying for multiple lecturer posts in the UK

There are multiple lecturer openings in the UK that are very relevant to my work, say posts A and B. I prefer B over A, but B's application deadline is a about 2 months after A's. If I apply for ...
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Do you include skills in your CV? [duplicate]

In any business CV/resume, the section of skills is a great deal with full descriptions such as Communication skills: a few sentences of description of relevant experience Project management: ...
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Do certificates for “Outstanding Reviewer Contribution” matter?

So, I have recently received a certificate of outstanding reviewer contribution from a good and well-known journal in my field. I admit that I did not even know these things exist until now. Do ...
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Any good way to tell a faculty candidate “We don't want you”?

I serve on a faculty search committee at a large university here in the US. The part of the job none of us enjoys is informing a candidate who's visited and given a teaching demonstration that we've ...
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Choice of Referee for Academic Job Application

I am preparing the application for an AP position at a local university. The documents I am required to submit include recommendation letters from three referees, who the university's website states ...
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How much the region you get your PhD is important to your career path?

I am about to make an important decision for my career. I have a good PhD position (fully funded with a good stipend) in East Asia. The university is one of the top 50 in my subject, which is ...
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Should I stress highlighted articles in my CV [duplicate]

Part of my research attracted some attention like: Nature research highlights Monthly DOE (Department of Energy, USA) highlights Institute newsletter (Is also read by other labs) Editors suggestions ...
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faculty position: personal statement in the cover letter of a job application

I am applying for a position in a state where my spouse is. Would it be a good idea to mention this fact in the cover letter so that they know that I am really interested in the position? I just want ...
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How should I put my funding history in CV/cover letter?

I am applying for a faculty position after years of postdoc positions and a brief faculty position I held. My projects were rather unusual as I never received a big research fund. Instead, I received ...
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Welcoming collaboration in a cover letter

Let's assume you are writing a cover letter for a tenure-track position in the US in computer science. In the cover letter, you would like to express your affinity to potential research areas and your ...
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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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Does it look bad to go to a campus interview at one university after accepting a TT position at another university?

I currently accepted a TT position in a Canadian university (let's call it "Univ. A"). I have now a on campus interview (again for TT position) at a more prestigious US university (call it "Univ. B"). ...
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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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How to compile “Comprehensive summary of teaching evaluations,” given long teaching record

A job posting for an assistant professor job at a liberal arts college in the United States requires that I include a "Comprehensive summary of teaching evaluations" with my application. What exactly ...
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managing time during applying [closed]

While writing applications for professorship postions, I noticed that my speed varies a lot. It goes really fast for the US - the standard templates (application letter, CV, research statement, ...
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Applying in Germany - how far back should the documentary evidence go?

Let's assume that some of your applications go for W2 professorship positions at the German universities of applied sciences. One of such potential employers asks the candidates to supply ...
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How can I justify my skills against the required person specification?

I am applying for a faculty position. My academic career so far was very straightforward, which is well reflected in my CV. The job advertisement instructs that applicants should explain how they meet ...
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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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In how much detail should one describe their past and projected future work for a junior scientist application to CNRS?

The competitive application process for CNRS jobs has opened this week, and part of the required documents are a report on past work, as well as a project for future work (together with a list of CNRS ...
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Applying for a faculty job without history of external grants

I have worked in a research institute (R&D for a parent company) for 10 years after my postdoc. I used to teach occasionally as an adjunct professor. Despite our R&D theme, I have an excellent ...