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How to follow up on the status of the official offer letter

About 3 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 prepare for an online interview for a professorship position?

Some time ago, I applied for a tenure track professorship in Germany, and was invited to an interview. Due to the current circumstances, the interview will now take place online (via Zoom). Having ...
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Transparency about candidates selection for a post-doc position

I recently applied to some post-doc positions at well-ranked universities whose number of candidates is usually not so large (ca. 15, at most 50). Usually, the recruitment process consists of a formal ...
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Do invited talks given via video-conferencing have the same weight on a CV as talks given in person?

Appreciating that what even counts as an invited talk in the first place for CV purposes will vary by field (links to related questions: Do presentations given during interviews count as invited talks?...
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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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Should I mention I had no funding in my Ph.D experience?

A professor mentioned on his website that his looking for postdoctoral researchers. And he mentioned that interested people should sent a short research statement and added this link. Discuss where ...
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What should I put as the “subject” in an email request for masters research interviews? [closed]

I have to send emails to make an appointment with people to interview them for my Master's research. What would be the best "subject" to put in the email to get their attention and get a response?
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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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What am I expected to say about teaching plans in an interview (UK)?

I got short-listed for an interview. I will have to give a 15 minutes presentation and I need to address 1) past and present research; 2) future research; 3) teaching plans. About the position: I ...
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Academic application - how to address lack of citations?

I am applying for an academic position and have been shortlisted. My one potential major stumbling block is in terms of publications. I have a number of them, but none of them are A grade publications....
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How should personal/health be presented when explaining a bad grade at an interview?

For a PhD interview (European paid PhD which requires a MSc), what is the best way to present personal and health issues when motivating a bad grade? To put it in perspective, I have overall good ...
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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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What kind if questions can I expect in an an interview for an Associate Professor position in the Netherlands?

I am an Asst Prof working at a mid-size liberal arts college in the US. Recently I applied for an Assoc Prof position in the Netherlands and got invited to do a Zoom interview. I’m pumped! I’ve read ...
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Was offered a PhD position, I accepted it but no replies afterwards from the potential supervisors

I gave an interview for a Phd position and I was offered the position within a day of the interview. I accepted the offer withing two days (before the deadline) and sent an email stating my acceptance ...
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Applying for a PhD - how and when to broach the fact that I have previously left a PhD program

I am applying for a funded PhD project for which I am quite well suited in terms of academic record and experience. A few years ago I began a PhD program which in hindsight was not a good fit and I ...
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Getting back into academia after years in industry

What aspects of one's resume will a faculty hiring committee care about for a candidate who was gone from academia for a decade, but has done good research during that time, including publishing a few ...
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How should I prepare for a research assistant interview as a cs undergrad?

I've reached out to a few professors and received responses. I'm pretty used to going to interviews for industry jobs but this is new and I feel like I have no idea what I should talk about. I'm a ...
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Should the postdoc interview focus on my research findings or transferrable skills that could be value of the research team that I am applying?

I will have a postdoc interview soon. I previously ask our community about whether I should prepare a PowerPoint. I got some great advice about preparing a deck of slides that would help me to clarify ...
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Is it necessary to prepare a Power Point presentation for a 30-minute postdoc interview?

I will have a postdoc interview soon. They asked me to introduce myself, what I am passionate about and interested in for a 30-minute. They did not specify if I should prepare a PowerPoint slideshow. ...
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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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Topics for on-site interview lunch and dinner time

I want to seek some ideas about what kind of topics I can talk about during the dinner or lunch time during my upcoming on-site faculty interview. I will have a dinner with the searching committee, ...
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Should I offer to come to campus if given a phone interview?

I applied to a faculty position at a university (a small state school) near my hometown and I just received an email invitation for a Skype interview later this week. Coincidentally, I am visiting my ...
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After the on-site interview

I visited the campus for an in-person interview 2 weeks ago. They supported my flight and hotel. I thought I was good at the interview and the director stated that she will be in touch after several ...
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Very short phd interview presentation in just 2 slides [duplicate]

I have been invited for a phd interview and I was asked to prepare a 4 minute presentation with a max of 2 slides only on myself and my research interests. The fact that it's extremely restricted in ...
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Chalk or slides for a job interview?

Finally! I've got invited for an interview for a permanent job (in mathematics), and now I have two weeks to prepare myself. Part of the process is giving a 25 minutes talk about some exciting recent ...
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What to expect from a Skype PhD interview in physics?

I have a Skype interview for a physics PhD in Austria, and was wondering what level the questions are likely pitched at. While I have a Master's degree, it is from the UK and I am aware that students ...
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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 should a new professor speak to prospective PhD Students?

I am a new professor, now interviewing PhD students. I lack many of the things they expect: other PhD students to talk to, a clear narrative about my lab's work (as funding is still in flux), and an ...
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'Expert' interviews of academics - Consent and Ethics

I am conducting a research trip to another country where i will meet with academics (individually and as groups), industry professionals and other experts to explore different aspects of a particular ...
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Asking research committee about on-campus interview

I had an on-campus interview for a tenure track position last week in the US. The department chair told me that the results should be available within week. By today, a week is passed away. Is it ok ...
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Is it acceptable in an academic interview to pretend like you derived something, or to explaining where it is from

Video in reference: https://youtu.be/dUwN6GI-0EQ after 4:05 In a Cambridge (model) interview, someone was asked to sketch a graph of sin(x)/x. The intention was clearly that they were not to have ...
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Will it be a good idea to write professor who has just interviewed me for a PhD position?

I had been interviewed by a professor recently for a Ph.D. position(US). During the interview, he asked me if I had gone through his homepage. Actually I went through superficially as the interview ...
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Is it necessary to send a “thank you” email to reseach commitee after on-campus interview?

I have made a campus interview. I want to send a "thank you" email to research committee. Is it make sense to do ?
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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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Tips and tricks for presentation demo for academic job interview

I am working on different research projects. I was asked to give research demo on an on-campus interview. I am thinking of the two following strategies: First is to give overview of the projects I ...
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Advice for On-Campus Interview?

I have an on-campus interview next month. Being my first time to make an on-campus interview, I have no experience on how to properly do that. I was asked to give a teaching demonstration for 30~45 ...
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Redundancy of letters of recommendation for scientific and mathematical majors

I have recently finished my master’s in pure mathematics, and I wish to apply for PhD positions. I had got the top grades of my classes (with a gpa of around 19.5 out of 20). Moreover, I am going to ...
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For interview questions about innovative or engaging teaching, is it OK to say I give lectures in the standard way?

If asked a teaching question in a interview for a math professor position about how you engage students or innovate your teaching, would it look bad if I say I'm just a traditional lecturer, teaching ...
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Appropriate to say “Nice to meet you” over a phone interview?

I have a phone interview for a tenure-track position. It's always awkward because you want to say "Nice to meet you, Prof. X" but it sounds so weird. What would be the alternative? You wouldn't just ...
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Graduate School Offer of Acceptance Due Dates in the US?

I am applying to biomedical science Ph.D. programs, and the programs have very different deadlines for applying. For instance, many applications were due at the end of Nov/start of Dec, however, I ...
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How do European PhD interviews work when a candidate is not local? [closed]

How do European PhD interviews work when a candidate is not local? Are virtual interviews common? Edit: In particular, I am interested in interviewing for a German CS position when I am in Slovenia.
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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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How to learn about a department's culture?

I recently interviewed for a teaching position, but I have concerns about the department's culture. First, I learned that the department adopted a different hiring process for me. They made me jump ...
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How to properly withdraw an application for a faculty position?

I applied for an assisstant professor position in Germany, and was invited to an interview. However, I have since come to the conclusion that I would most likely would not accept the position even if ...
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Waiting for an interview outcome ( Research Associate Position) [closed]

I did an interview for a research associate position 10 days ago and I still don't know anything. They told me they would let me know "soon" but they also had a problem with one of the project ...
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Is there usually an on-campus interview when hiring a lecturer with a one year contract?

In this case, I am asking about "Lecturer" in the North American sense, which means a faculty member who teaches but is not required to perform research.
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What is expected in a 5 minute postdoc interview presentation?

I have been invited to interview for a postdoc position at a good university. They asked me a different question to most of my other interviews. For the presentation they want me make a 5 minute (...
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Do high-ranking US grad schools typically interview PhD applicants?

I am planning to apply for Engineering PhD programs in the US this Fall; however, I am a bit confused as to whether US Engineering grad schools typically conduct interviews for PhD applicants. I had ...
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How much advanced notice is expected for faculty interviews?

I have a faculty interview for a Canadian university coming up some time in the next week. For this interview I have to prepare 2 lectures. I still havent received the date, nor the lecture topics. ...

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