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Questions specifically concerning applying for faculty-level job announcements.

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Do evaluation / recruiting committees respect “co first authors”?

Inspired by this question and this question, I continue my ongoing quest of understanding the concept of co first-authorship. My question are: In which fields does this notion even exist? If the ...
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Are old (>35) faculty candidates discriminated against all over the world?

I think that in India research institutes will never take a faculty candidate who is over 35. Is it so all over the world? I am asking this question from the point of view of if someone starts their ...
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Which problems would a blind person have when applying for a professorship?

One day, I spoke with one of my professors about if it were possible for a blind person to obtain a professorship in my university. This was motivated by thinking on the Russian and blind ...
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Which topics to include in a teaching presentation?

I have been shortlisted for a lectureship position. The committee has asked me to present a 10 minutes (!) lecture on teaching game development topics to undergrads. My teaching experience amounts to ...
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Attaching reprints of published but copyrighted papers with job application

How wise and legal is it to attach my published but copyrighted papers with my job application or even put up on the personal (academic) website? I see a lot of people posting their papers that I ...
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Applying and interviewing for a faculty position without intent of accepting position

Is it ever a good idea to apply (and interview) to a faculty position at an institute if you know for certain (or with very high probability) that you are not going to accept a position there. ...
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Is the PhD thesis needed for a faculty appointment?

I applied for a full professor position, and after the interview, I was asked for a copy of my PhD thesis. I was confused and want to know if it is the common and normal procedure or happened for me ...
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How to find less-competitive faculty positions in the US universities?

I plan to move to the US, and thus, looking for a less-competitive faculty position to start there. Later, I can find better jobs, but at this stage, I just need to find a position. For an outsider, ...
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Is it more difficult to score a Tenure Track position in the US when applying from outside?

I am currently located in central Europe. When I was hunting for an assistant professor position some months ago, I was also planning to apply to some US institutions for Tenure Track positions. ...
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How much does a low undergraduate CGPA affect chances of getting a faculty job in a top-tier university?

Your undergraduate CGPA is quite low, but you were somehow accepted into a respected Masters and PhD program, and completed your postgraduate work quite successfully. Your undergraduate major was the ...
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Difference between private and public universities as a faculty member?

As a grad student I was, for the most part, shielded from issues like high-level bureaucracy, departmental duties and politics, and long-term career advancement. Obviously these things become more ...
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How would a small liberal arts college view a PhD from Germany or the UK? Factors other than teaching ops?

Main concern: I am looking at PhD programs in Germany and the UK (vs US programs). Ideally, I would like to end up at a small liberal arts college (I got my BA from one). So I know I want a program ...
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Accepted post-doc and have subsequently received offers for full time faculty position - quandary

After my PhD (Mechanical engineering) in 2013, I have been employed as a "visiting assistant professor-TERM" for 2013-2014 at the same university (in the USA). In this time I have been applying for ...
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What “Applicant Confidential Data Form” has to do with tenure-track positions?

The data collected using "Applicant Confidential Data Form" will be used by US-based universities to monitor University’s Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Programs as required by the US ...
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Will anybody actually read your research and teaching statements?

When applying to faculty jobs, how much weight is given to your research/teaching statements? Talking with a few folks on admissions committees at Very Good Departments in Big Research Universities, ...
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Is it a good idea to use Interfolio service for tenure track applications?

What do job search committees for tenure track jobs think of applicants using a service like interfolio? Using such a service, you don't have to bug recommenders for each place you apply and, instead,...
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Is it appropriate to include additional materials in an academic job application?

I am applying to teaching jobs at small liberal arts colleges. They typically ask for the standard things: cover letter, CV, research statement and teaching statement. I feel as though a compilation ...
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Why is headhunting uncommon for academic positions?

In scientific conferences, there are usually many headhunters who come to offer newly graduated scholars jobs in the industry sector. As a matter of fact, the recruitment in industry mostly works with ...
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What to include for a strong research statement for a faculty position?

An application for a faculty position normally needs a strong research statement, but what is included in a good research statement? Highlighting the past successful research projects evidenced by ...
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How many reference letters to submit?

My question is related to, but not a duplicate of How many recommendation letters are enough? In that question the job requires 4 letters and the applicant has 5 good letters. I am applying for a TT ...
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Which topics should be covered in a teaching statement?

In mathematics, submitting a teaching statement (also called teaching philosophy or similar names) is part of the application package for any teaching jobs (and most research jobs). I suspect it is a ...
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Is it generally acceptable if reference letters for postdoc or faculty jobs are submitted after the application deadline?

I am currently applying for post-doctoral and asst. professorship positions. One of my letter writer is most likely to submit the letter a week late. Some of the positions I am applying to clearly ...
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Dressing etiquette for interviews in academia

Are there expected dressing norms at faculty interviews? Will a casual tee-jeans be discouraged? In the same vein, what is expected when a student visits the campus for an interview?
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Advice/guidance when interviewing for a faculty or postdoc job via Skype or phone?

Plenty of advice is available for standard interviews, should phone/Skype interviews be approached any differently? (This was asked on twitter by @emilyandthelime, I have my own, partial answer that ...
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Will PhD rejection return to haunt later?

Suppose a student applies for PhD at a university and his application is replete with problems: average academic record, poor SOP, so-so recommendations, etc and he is rejected outright. He gets an ...
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PhD in Management Science and a faculty position in CS

I would like to know how willing would staff in CS department of reputed universities would be to hire doctorates from relevant non-CS departments, for example, say, management science or operations ...