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Is a PhD in a specific field of mathematics (combinatorics) instead of a mathematics PhD disadvantageous in faculty applications?

In recent years I have become aware of a few PhD programs specifically in combinatorics and optimization. Most notably, Georgia Tech and Carnegie Mellon both have PhD programs in Algorithms, ...
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What are the differences (if any) of the tenure-track job hunt if you're a professor compared to a PhD student

I'm asking mainly for the field of computer science. It is expected and often encouraged for PhD students to market and advertise themselves during several months it takes to apply and interview for ...
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How will an online MBA be perceived in applications for a faculty position in economics and accounting?

I recently retired and want to get back into pursuing higher education. I am happily married and live in Los Angeles. So, I am somewhat geographically constrained concerning my choice of MBA ...
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What's the impact of PhD Advisor on your faculty job?

Are there people out there who can provide first hand account or refer me to literature that discusses the influence of PhD advisor on your chances of getting a faculty job?
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Leave out degree on academic CV?

Say I have done a BA, two MA's, and then a PhD (which, technically, includes another MA). Could I then just not mention one of my MA's on my CV or on my profile on the faculty website? Will I have to ...
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What are the pros and cons of pursuing a professorship without a post-doc?

If I have a decent number of journal publications as per my area of research, is pursuing a post-doc after PhD worth it before searching for a professorship? Do faculty search committees give more ...
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Importance of PhD pedigree when applying for tenure-track jobs

How much weight does a department's hiring committee give to the prestige of a candidate's PhD program when looking to hire tenure-track professors? Does someone coming from a top 5 university with a ...
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How to screen out candidates for faculty jobs who don't know the subject

I teach physics at a community college and have been on a number of hiring committees for tenure-track jobs. Usually we interview about 6 people for such a position, and of those, usually something ...
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Can you get hired where you received your phd?

I really like the institution where I'm working on my PhD, and I enjoy the city that I live in. I have shown that I am a strong research, and I am really starting to make a name for myself. I was ...
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Contacting via email or Linkedin (or similar sites) to help land a faculty appointment

I've applied for faculty jobs (in physics) in a number of places, and am just waiting for someone somewhere to contact me. In the meantime is there any way to raise my level of visibility? For ...
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How often are lectureship positions just for one year?

I am an adjunct instructor in English. I do not have a PhD and don't actually want one. What I really want is a full-time lectureship that would offer job stability. However, I was recently told that ...
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research statement for assistant professorship (W1, pure mathematics in Germany)

What should a research statement for an application for an assistant professorship (W1, Juniorprofessor) contain (pure mathematics in Germany)? How long should it be?
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For a professor in the US, How important is one's relationship with the dean?

Through a colleague, I have entertained the idea of switching my current workplace. The program itself is relatively new, at a US research university, while the dean has been there for 20+ years. I ...
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In Germany, is it possible to get a professorship in the same university where you earned a PhD?

I did my PhD in a German university. I heard that it is not legally allowed to be professor in the same university. However, I see also some counterexamples in our field. Is this true? If so, why some ...
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How to solicit feedback from students about faculty candidates?

I am the grad student on the hiring committee, and I have been tasked with gathering feedback from grad students about our faculty candidates. All of the grad students were invited to attend each ...
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Should the length of a research statement and a teaching statement be the same?

I am applying to a faculty position that emphasizes both research and undergraduate teaching. The application asks for a research statement and a teaching statement.I realize that both documents are ...
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Should I mention undergraduate research history when writing a resarch statement for a faculty position?

I am a PhD student applying to academic faculty positions in mid-sized institutions in the United States. I am writing research statements for ecological/environmental positions with a major focus on ...
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Is it possible to write a proposal to get a junior professor position in Germany, when existing openings seem far from my research interests?

It has been several months that I am looking for a juniorprofessor position in German institutes. Basically there are just a few opening which are far from my research interests. I have a good ...
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Junior professorship (W1) in Germany without full German proficiency

I am a Computer Science PhD student aiming for an Academic career. One of the options I am considering after I receive the degree is to apply for a W1 professor position in Germany (Junior professor). ...
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Is it common to offer a position to someone before the position is advertised?

I have been offered and have accepted a position at a university. The position is not advertised yet, but they will advertise it because they are required to. Is this something common in academia? To ...
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Should a teaching statement always be included in faculty job applications, even if not required?

Should one always write a teaching statement when applying for faculty positions, even when not explicitly asked for in the job post? If it depends on the field and/or type of university, please ...
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How big of a deal is it if I abbreviate a school name?

I am writing some thank you's for interviews I had recently. How big of a deal is it if I write UCLA instead of University of California at Los Angeles, for example? I have always spelled things out ...
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Europe: Central Academic CS Job Market Service like CRA?

When searching for faculty positions in CS, I find the service http://cra.org/ads/ very useful. There you can find many job ads from North America based institutions. Is there any similar service for ...
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Should a cover letter always be included in faculty job applications?

Should one always write a cover letter when applying for faculty positions, even when not explicitly asked for in the job post? If it depends on the field and/or type of university, please specify. ...
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How to avoid gender bias when writing letters of recommendation?

Finding letter writing guidelines that simply say something like "avoid gender bias" is rather easy. Finding letter writing guidelines that explain what this means in more detail is extremely ...
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What's this mean: “The search for Assistant Professor, Mathematics has been suspended. Please visit the X University website for future openings.”

What's this mean: “The search for Assistant Professor, Mathematics has been suspended. Please visit the X University website for future openings.” I got an email from HR saying the search has been ...
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Faculty positions: What to say in a statement on diversity?

Some job ads of US schools require a "statement on diversity". I am not based in the US, and have never written one before. What should one say in a statement on diversity anyway? Am I supposed to ...
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What is expected in a Thesis Abstract, on a math job application?

I'll be finishing my PhD in May, so I'm applying for jobs. I have my application materials prepared and have been sending them out. Occasionally an application demands something I don't already have ...
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Which tenure-track jobs would a new math PhD have a shot at?

I will be finishing my PhD in pure math next semester, so I'm applying for jobs. I've noticed that on Mathjobs.org, listings for tenure-track positions do not say that one must have experience beyond ...
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Can publications in which I am not the first author be used for tenure-track faculty applications?

I am applying for tenure track position. In application form, we are asked to upload several publications. Some of my works are with experimentalists (I am more in theory side myself) and have been ...
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References check for a tenure position?

I understand most parts of the hiring process for an academic job, except for the reference check. How do they check it, who checks it, and when do they check it? Do they check what we write in the ...
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Is it bad to apply for a job immediately after it was posted?

I am applying for jobs on mathjobs.org, and I regularly refresh the new postings page. Sometimes I see jobs that I want to apply for right away, but I am not sure if it looks bad. I am worried about ...
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Short-listed, but no interview invitation after three weeks - should I follow up?

Applied for a faculty position and was notified three weeks ago that the Faculty Search Committee has placed my name on the short-list of applicants to be reviewed by all faculty in the department. I ...
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How seriously will “related” areas be considered?

In ads about faculty positions, I often read phrases like "We are seeking candidates with interests in X, Y, and Z, but other related areas will also be considered" In such cases, do candidates not ...
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How important is the Statement of Contributions to Diversity in applications for faculty positions?

I have(am) applied(ying) for a junior faculty position (i.e. tenure track assistant professor level) at research-intensive US universities from this fall. One of the opening announcements I recently ...
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What is “technology in the classroom” that so many job applications ask for?

I am applying for academic mathematics positions, and I noticed that a few job applications ask for experience using technology in the classroom. What use of "technology" in the classroom are these ...
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How should I position myself in the US job market if I am an assistant professor with tenure?

In my country, job rank is not aligned to tenure. You can be an Assistant Professor with tenure (i.e. a permanent contract at the university) or without tenure (on a temporary e.g. 5 year contract), ...
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Withdrawing my application for a research fellowship when getting a job elsewhere

While waiting for the outcome of my application for a research fellowship, I was offered a job at a university in another country. It turned out that my fellowship application passed the first stage, ...
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How soon after the application deadline do search committees start looking at the applications? [closed]

I notice that a lot of academic faculty positions have deadlines that are on a weekend, or during a holiday. It seems reasonable that an application will not be read until the holiday is over. How ...
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Sign application cover letter with “PhD” or not?

For an application cover letter, is it better to sign it with just my name, or with "Ph.D." after my name? What I am not sure of is that at the beginning of the letter, I do state when and where I ...
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A job application asks for a “sample of current scholarship,” what is this?

I am filling out a job application, which asks to attach a "sample of current scholarship." What is this? I am guessing this means something like a published paper, but as a new PhD graduate, does ...
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How do I deal with an old reference letter from an advisor for job applications?

I wrote my graduate advisor asking him to updated his reference letters for me, but he has yet to respond. I e-mailed him again, but he and I did not have the best relationship, and I am worried that ...
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Is an actual recommendation letter (vs. the name of a reference) standard at the UK Lecturer or US Assistant Professor level?

I'm currently 2/3 of the way through my first postdoc, and starting to look around at, and apply for, my next job. I've noticed that some places require three letters of recommendation, whereas other ...
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What to do if referees take a long time to upload their recommendation letters?

I have(am) applied(ying) for a junior faculty position (i.e. tenure track assistant professor level) at a research-intensive US university from this fall. I am planning to apply to at least 30 ...
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Research statement for liberal arts college: how much detail should I go into?

I am currently a math PhD student, and will be graduating next spring. If I'm applying for a position at small liberal arts college, what should my research statement look like? How detailed and how ...
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Is US experience usually required for TT jobs?

Update/follow up: Can this have something to do with the specific rank? I mean, does it make sense to require this for the rank of Assistant professor for some reason? Link for the posting: http://cra....
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What does “temporary faculty pool” mean? [closed]

I have seen university career postings for a “temporary faculty pool”. What does this term mean?
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Backing down from a faculty position. Future career problems?

I've gotten myself in a tricky situation. Before finishing my PhD I applied to several positions, both faculty and postdoc. I received offers for a postdoc position at one of the top universities in ...
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How should I structure my CV since my degree doesn't reflect my primary studies?

As per the title, how should I structure my CV since when I'm done with my course of study my formal degree (PhD, Computational Science and Engineering) will not reflect my course of study and ...
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Should I talk about service in my job application?

I am a mathematician on the job market this year and am wondering if I should talk at all about service and other aspects of who I am other than my teaching and research. So for example, committees I'...