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Questions specifically concerning applying for faculty-level job announcements.

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Tenure track position after campus interview on Apr 19 [closed]

I had a campus interview on Apr 19, and there are other two candidates were interviewed after me in the same week. I sent out a thank you note to the search committee after I finished the interview. I ...
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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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About detemining the time of interview

I have been asked for a faculty position interview. Regarding the time, in their email they have only asked me about my availability for two days without a specific time. I want to know that in my ...
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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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What type of content (depth/breadth) or structure of slides (PPT) is expected for a short presentation for Asst Professor interview in the UK?

I have been recently offered an interview for Asst. Professor at a mid-tier UK university. I have completed my PhD from a top-tier (Oxbridge) university in the UK and had applied for this position ...
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Solliciting letter of recommendation from student for tenure paquet

A colleague of mine in a US institution included letters from some of his (undergraduate) research assistants in his tenure packet. I was wondering If such practice was common, What should the letter ...
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Faculty hiring after campus interview

I did a campus interview two weeks ago (US universities, R1, Engineering). I was not the last candidate, so, by considering the last one, the search was closed one week ago. In the last meeting with ...
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Including non first author papers as “sample papers” on academic job application

Academic job applications often require one to submit a few recent papers in the application. I have been a postdoc for the past couple of years and my role has primarily been advising: coming up with ...
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Using grant proposal for applying to faculty position

My grant application for independent research as a PostDoc got recently funded in Germany (the position started at the beginning of this year). This grant required me to choose host labs to work at. I ...
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From post-assessment to interview in a faculty recruitment in Denmark

I have heard about cases in Denmark where candidates for a faculty position got through an assessment by some committee members as "qualified" but did not get interviews eventually. What is ...
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Do superficially encouraging statements within rejection letters for faculty job applications mean anything?

Over the past few years, I have written a lot of job applications for permanent academic positions. None of these have been successful. I have been interviewed a few times, but mostly I have received ...
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Applying to a job after just accepting an offer

I just accepted an offer after the usual cycle of tenure-track applications starting in December. However, there's another job posting I'm very interested in that was just posted now for some reason(*)...
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Applying for tenure track position in mechanical engineering with lack of relevant coursework experience?

My undergrad and masters degree was in materials engineering. All my coursework and lab experience is in materials engineering. During my PhD, I had taken just two courses which did not directly help ...
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When to withdraw other faculty applications: conditional offer letter or contract?

I've heard one should let search committees know when you've accepted another offer. What is the right time to do that? If I have an offer letter that is conditional on getting a work visa (which I ...
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Apply via headhunter vs. directly

While looking for a new university position in Germany, I was contacted by a recruiting agency ("headhunter") for a position that is also advertised on the university internet page directly. ...
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A problem with reference letters for faculty position

I have applied for a faculty position through mathjobs.org. I talked with my references and informed them about my application one month ago, then by using mathjobs I sent them request emails for ...
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What does it mean a “writing sample of recent scholarship”?

I am applying for an assistant professor position in Europe and they ask for "two writing samples of recent scholarship". I also searched the term on Google but did not find anything useful. ...
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Structure of research statement for a tenure-track position

I am going to prepare a research statement for a tenure-track position. How is the structure of a research statement for a tenure-track position? Must the sections be separated into "Past ...
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How important are undergraduate and masters studies transcripts in applying for a faculty position?

I am going to apply for a faculty position via online system. In the announcement of the position they have just asked for cover letter, contact info of references and C.V. But in the online process ...
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tips for Assistant Professors applying for new Assistant Professor positions after being cut

The major at my school was cut and I am first to go in the department. What do I do different when applying for new AP (in US) now compared to when I was coming off a post doc? Do I address the ...
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Faculty TT verbal offer made, but no written offer (it's been about 10 business days)

I went through 2 rounds of interviews with a public university in the United States, was given a verbal offer 10 business days ago. The professor who spoke with me said that I should get a written ...
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What is the meaning of Immigrant Background in a job application?

I am in the process of application for a job. One of the questions is about immigrant background as follows: Applicants who state that they have immigrant background will be assessed in accordance ...
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How to demonstrate your ability to publish in high-impact venues? (Application form)

I was applying for a postdoc position and I came across this sentence. Please provide examples of when you have demonstrated your ability to publish in high-impact venues This one is confusing and a ...
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What are typical formats of “scholarly work”?

Regarding the meaning of scholarly works in a job application I found What are typical examples of scholarly works? But I have been confused about the format of this document. Is it just listing my ...
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How does one figure out how hard it would be to get tenure in a given department? [duplicate]

Anecdotally, I've heard that it's easier to get tenure in UK/Canada than in the US. I've also heard that some departments have a reputation for denying tenure. Are there statistics about this? (...
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Post-tenure move: Reference letter from institution to which I'm applying

I'm a tenured faculty member and am applying for a lateral, mid-career move at University of X. Unlike a normal search that would be handled by a department, it is for a prestigious research position ...
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Why forbid previous employers as references?

Very rarely I have seen in faculty job application forms: Please list below names, addresses, and telephone numbers of references. Do not list the names of relatives or previous employers. Why would ...
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Dealing with the psychological stress of faculty applications

I am applying for faculty jobs. As you all know, it is a stressful and frustrating experience. Many institutions explicitly state that they will not contact candidates who were not selected for an ...
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Can the review of a tenure track application start before the reference letters arrive?

I was chatting with some friends and some claimed that a tenure track applicant can be reviewed and invited to campus before letters arrive. However, others claim that without the arrival of all 3-5 ...
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Whether to indicate “job sharing” option in application

I am applying for a job that in the call mentions that the university supports "job sharing and advancement of dual-career couples". My partner and I are applying both to that position (we ...
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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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Apply to the same University after a rejection

I applied for a faculty position last year and did a video interview, but got rejected (for some unknown reason because they asked some routine questions). However, they did not hire anyone eventually ...
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Applying to faculty jobs: how close to research area should I be?

I am applying to faculty jobs in computer science. Let's say I am in field A. I found a job ad for an assistant professor position. The ad says something along the lines of "the department is ...
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Should I mention my undocumented status in faculty applications?

I am looking to apply to several junior faculty positions this Fall and Winter. Many positions allow you to submit an optional diversity statement where I had intended to discuss my undocumented legal ...
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Application form for lecturer position provides a template for an academic resume, should I follow that?

I am trying to apply for a Lecturer job in another country; I noticed that they're asking for an academic resume and they provided a template as well. Here is what they said: You should provide ...
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Is there any age criteria in selecting new faculty in STEM universities in the USA?

I plan to start my Ph.D. quite late at age 31. I wanted to know if this would have any implications on my career if I decide to stay in academia and apply to faculty positions after completing my Ph.D....
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Publications and career trajectory in the 'About me' section of a job talk

I am preparing for an upcoming job talk for a tenure track assistant professor position. I am strongly encouraged by the hiring committee to have an 'About me' section mentioning my career trajectory (...
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How to determine whether a position is “faculty-equivalent”?

I am considering taking a position as a "junior assistant professor" in Japan. There are certain international fellowships to which I may apply, but they require that the applicant does not ...
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With most applications status available online, follow up or not?

Many applications in academia have their status available online. Starting from school admission, faculty jobs, and research funding proposals. If there are no updates on the application, does it ...
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I have been shortlisted for a professor position in Germany (ranked 3 out of 4). What chances do I have to be offered the position? [closed]

I recently got to know that I am third in a shortlist of four candidates for a full professor position in a German university. I am not that experienced about German academia, since I worked in other ...
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How to follow up on the status of the official offer letter

About 5 weeks ago, I decided to accept a TT assistant professor position at a R1 University in US, and was told to wait for 1-2 weeks for an official (electronic) letter arriving since it would go ...
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How to politely turn down an on-site faculty interview offer

I have decided to accept a tenure-track assistant professor offer. But at this moment, I still have a virtual on-campus interview with a different university. It is now the time to inform the ...
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How to deal with systematic rigging of academic position job postings?

In a discussion with some of my close friends in other academic institutes, we noticed the common experience* in which it seems that well over 80% of the advertised job postings for permanent or ...
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Should I share news of best paper award post-interview (for a faculty position) with hiring committee?

Last week I had an interview for a faculty position. I haven't received any response yet. But today one of my papers received best paper award in an esteemed IEEE conference. Is it professional, and ...
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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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Postdoc vs. academic position [duplicate]

I'm a citizen of a third world country, currently living in Canada. I've completed a 2-year postdoc position here and recently got an offer for an academic position at one of the reputable ...
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Applying ABD: mentioning defense date and thesis committee, but still waiting on a publication

The job description (UK) says I need a doctorate. I have a paper under review that I think has a 90% chance of acceptance based on the reviews. If my paper is accepted, I'll be able to graduate before ...
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Being a post-doc for most of your career and get a faculty job later; how likely is it?

Is it possible to spend most of your academics career as a post-doc, or senior researcher in research institutes or in research groups, and get a faculty job later in your academics career? I mean, of ...
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What is the letter of experience for faculty position?

I am going to apply for a faculty position. One the required documents is titled" Letter of Experience". Do you know what is this letter. Is there any special format for that? Need to say, they have ...
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Is an acknowledgement worth putting in a CV?

Of course, the bread-and-butter of an academic CV are degrees and publications, and citation index is a primary means of judging the value of said publications, but it's also common for academics to ...

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