Questions tagged [faculty-application]

Questions specifically concerning applying for faculty-level job announcements.

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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 ...