Questions tagged [faculty-application]

Questions specifically concerning applying for faculty-level job announcements.

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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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Asking for status of faculty position search during coronavirus pandemic

I applied for a faculty position and did a video interview. It was supposed that they let me know if I have been selected for campus or not. In the middle of the interview with other candidates, this ...
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Does papers under review/revision has any value for faculty application in mathematics?

Does papers under review/revision has any value for faculty application in mathematics ? In detail, when reviewing faculty application does the committee checks the content of the papers or just ...
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How to put research, teaching and service into a single job talk

I am going to give an on-campus job talk for a TT AP position. According to the searching chair, my talk will include teaching, research, and service philosophy, and other attributes that show me as a ...
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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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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 ...
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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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