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TT application, in-person interview, then status change backward from "selected for short list" to "under review by search committee"? [closed]

2 months ago I interviewed, in-person, for a TT position at a relatively large state school. I was one of the final 3. 2 months later, after a few attempts to get a status update, I have received no ...
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Senior Research Associate in Germany

I came across a Senior Research Associate position at a German university. This role is permanent and is classified within the E14 TV-L salary scale. It is situated within the department head’s group, ...
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Is it okay to contact members of a lab before applying to a position?

There is a certain permanent position recently advertised at a lab that I'm interested in. The application consists of submitting a number of documents (CV, project, etc.) online, which will be ...
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Is it worth resubmitting updated application materials a second time over poor sentence flow?

I am a fourth year doctoral candidate in Experimental Psychology who should be graduating this summer with my Ph.D. I recently resubmitted application materials for a visiting position one month after ...
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Schedule for Job Applications

When applying for a postdoc position or a tenure track job in the US, most universities have application deadlines between October and December, and send out offers between January and March. I am ...
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On proving results in a completely different field

I am a postdoc in a field of mathematics A. Recently, I began talking with a professor that works in field B that is completely unrelated to A. He had a conjecture, and after a month or so, I was able ...
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Timeline of tenure-track position in mathematics/applied mathematics

I have been applying to dozens of tenure track positions with preferred dates in Nov and Dec, but I still have not heard back from any, which is very worrying. I have been able to gauge the timelines ...
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What is a procedural letter of promotion?

I recently saw several job postings for positions of associate professor and full professor at a university and each of these postings states the following in bold letters: Candidates must provide a ...
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what is the major differences of job talks given by graduate/postdoc and assistant professor/above?

There are a lot material on suggestions/advices for job talks for those graduate students and postdocs to seek a first assistant professor position. However, there is less advices about job talk for ...
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Recommendation letter; reminder email

I had an interview for a faculty position about 6 days ago. I was asked to arrange two letters of recommendations. One of my references sent it, but another one has not submitted yet. Shall I remind ...
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Appreciation email after interview [duplicate]

I had a virtual interview with a hiring committee in a university for a faculty position. Do I need to send an email of appreciation after that? If so, to whom I should send? Can I send one email to ...
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Faculty application: getting a recommendation letter from a professor at the same university

I am applying for an assistant professor position at a university. I have worked with a faculty member there for a long time - he was a postdoc in my PhD lab and I have been in touch with him later. ...
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"Password" on Job Application as a Part of the Address

I am applying for a postdoc position, and on the advertisement page, there is the address in case you want to send it via post, followed by an email address for sending it via email (as a single PDF ...
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Seeking Advice on Applying to a Competing University During Tenure Review

I am at a crucial point in my career and am in need of your collective insights. This year, I've applied for an associate professorship and tenure at my current institution, and my application has ...
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Will US universities consider the application of a person with a PhD from India/Singapore/Australia for a faculty position in the US?

If I have a PhD degree from other English speaking countries like India/Singapore/Australia, can I apply for a faculty position in the US?
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No evaluations from past teaching

I am applying for tenure-track positions in the US and Canada. I did my PhD in the UK during which I ran tutorials for students for a few years. However, I never received any official feedback or ...
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Should I exclude my supervisor as a reference when applying for academic jobs outside my PhD area?

I completed my PhD earlier this year and I will be applying for postdocs and faculty positions. My thesis is quite different to the field I'm applying to. Additionally, my relationship with my advisor ...
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Does it look negative for a young assistant professor from a low tier university to apply for a postdoc at other (possibly higher tier) university?

Post completion of my PhD in 2020 I spent one year finishing pending publications, teaching as a part-timer, and applying for some jobs. Then, I had to return to my home country, where I immediately ...
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Etiquette of telling hosts that you wish to apply for a faculty position

I am a postdoc who wishes to apply to a university in the United States for a faculty position in the future. I asked them if I could speak in their seminar, and they invited me. How should I tell ...
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Second teaching letter vs. letter from a co-advisor from a secondary department for a math positions in LAC

When applying for tenure-track positions in mathematics at SLACs, one typically includes one recommendation letter from the math advisor and another as a math teaching letter. However, for the third ...
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Who should write my "Teaching Focused" recommendation letter?

In grad school, I taught a couple classes and got good student evals. But no faculty member was really involved in overseeing my instruction. Now I'm applying to faculty jobs, and I see a few of them ...
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Second PhD after a not successful PhD and not being trained enough by professor [duplicate]

It is my fifth year of graduate studies in chemistry. I haven't had enough training from my professor and I don't have enough confidence to do even a post-doc. It is so close to my graduation, that I ...
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How to answer 'Is your research going to be in biology text books one day?' question during faculty interview?

I am in the field of neuroscience/immunology, and I am applying for an academic group leader position. During most of my interviews so far I've been asked general questions about my fit into the ...
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If I publish a lot, will I get a tenure-track job in math? [closed]

I want a tenure-track job in math. Is there anything else to know other than to publish a lot and have good teaching?
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How would you respond to these questions when you are applying for a faculty position? [closed]

Say you have just finished your PhD or you are a young post-doc researcher. You are applying for a faculty position at a university which is far from your hometown and far from where you currently ...
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How to ask a potential supervisor for a (challenge) project?

I intend to apply for master's positions in Computer Science and I have done some projects, especially in ML/AI/RL. I would like to ask for some guidance and even a challenge project, from a professor ...
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The Impact of UK University Lecturing Experience on Faculty Positions in Leading Universities Abroad [closed]

Can the experience of being a university lecturer in one of the best universities in the UK enhance the chances of securing a faculty position in top universities in the USA and Australia? ...
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Should a 1-year gap in employment/education 12 years ago be mentioned in the ATAS application? If yes, where should it be mentioned?

I am applying for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate in order to start my job as an Assistant Professor at a Russell Group university in the UK. And I would like to know if a 1-...
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Typo in cover letter of the journal name where my manuscript is currently under review

I just discovered that the postdoc application I submitted two days ago contains a typo. It's likely due to accidentally touching my keyboard before the final compile. I mistakenly added a character ...
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Advertising open science in job market with a different norm

i am a postdoc at one of the US-based institutions. I have been invited to give a job talk for a faculty position in another country (i will call country A). Recently, i was browsing the faculty ...
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Writing personal information in a teaching statement

I'm writing a teaching statement for a cs/mathematics teaching position. I start the statement with a section "Personal Background" in which I simply say that both my parents and brothers ...
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Backing out of a signed tenure track offer due to changing legislation that alters tenure and abolishes DEI

I have a question related to potentially backing out of a tenure track faculty offer I signed. Ideally I'd love to get feedback from established faculty or others well-familiar with the black hole of ...
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Presenting teaching experiences and teaching plans in job talk

I have received an invitation to give a job talk for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in at a Agriculture university (U.S.). The position entails 80% research and 20% teaching ...
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Can a university rescind written offer after they are signed?

I have received a written offer from a US university (University A) for a tenure track position which I signed and returned after agreeing on all the negotiating terms. However, I have not heard back ...
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What are reasons for which a less qualified person is hired as a lecturer? [closed]

I have worked as an adjunct at my University for 12 years, and I got my PhD (in mathematics) a few years ago. My goal, after getting my PhD, was to continue being an adjunct in my University until a ...
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About writing a letter of recommendation on behalf of the person you're requesting it from

I recently asked someone who observed my teaching to write me a letter of recommendation. She replied enthusiastically that she would be happy to help but was pressed for time. She asked me to write ...
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Readvertised Faculty Jobs in USA

So this seems quite common, for example this job was first advertised late in 2022, for start in summer 2023, and is now readvertised with the "review of applications will begin on 15th February ...
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How to evaluate faculty position offers at differently ranked departments

I am currently a postdoc in an engineering field who is trying to evaluate faculty offers and balance professional and personal (i.e. spousal desires) priorities. One offer is for a top-10 department ...
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Faculty position offer concerns

Say a university is hiring a science faculty member. Only the search committee interviews the job candidate online. Then the candidate gives one research presentation online. The candidate is then ...
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Differences in faculty job talks for current faculty vs. new graduates? (especially for STEM fields with large research groups)

Is there any standard advice about how a job talk from a junior faculty member (e.g. let's say 2 years in) should differ from someone who is fresh on the market? For instance, I've heard it's good to ...
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How to tell your preferred university that you received another offer? and What type of reply will you get if you are a top candidate? [duplicate]

What is the best way to inform my preferred university that I got another offer? What type of reply I can expect iff I am a top candidate? Position: Tenure track Country:USA
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Is it a good idea to include specific funding calls that I have identified for research topics in my research statement/cover letter?

I am applying for a position of an Assistant Professor in computer science at a university in the Netherlands. In my research statement, I have described a number of research directions and in ...
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How do you interpret the message I received from the chair of search committee? [closed]

I recently attended a campus interview for a tenure-track faculty position. I think it did not go too bad overall. As soon as I came back I sent thank-you notes to which I got generally positive ...
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Is it appropriate to ask an interviewing institution to reimburse nonrefundable hotel costs after flight cancellation?

I have an interview scheduled for tomorrow for a faculty position. However, today my flight got canceled. I tried to get another flight today, but unfortunately I could not. I informed the university ...
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What does it mean upon budgetary approval?

I was going through one advertisement for the Tenure track position. The job advertisement has written something like this: What does it mean? Effective Date of Appointment: August 23, 2023 (Subject ...
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What is the normal timeline between verbal offer and written offer? [closed]

So I was offered a tenure track verbally. I am going to accept this offer next week verbally. Because I asked for a week to think about this. So I was wondering how long it can take to get the written ...
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What are the consequences of backing out a tenure track position?

This position is at an undergrad university (tenure track). Can I backout after accepting the offer for a research-based university (graduate R2 university)? What are the consequences of backing out a ...
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What motivates requiring a diversity statement from minority applicants?

Applying for many academic positions in North America often requires a diversity statement. As someone who is a disabled, racial, sexual and religious minority, immigrant, and someone who grew up poor,...
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Should someone with severe mental illness discuss that in their Diversity statement?

For faculty candidates with history of severe mental illness, would a Diversity statement be an appropriate place to raise those issues? Could such a candidate bring a unique background that could be ...
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How long does it take for a German university roughly to finalize the selection process of an STEM faculty position?

In STEM fields, US universities often spend 5+ months to finalize their decisions on assistant professorship positions, while UK universities do the same in almost a month. where do German ...
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