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Will publishing papers on multiple subjects produce a negative impression on the board members of an interview?

Suppose a researcher holds PhD and is an aspiring lecturer in a particular subject but he has sound knowledge in other areas of studies. Should he try publish research papers on the unrelated areas? ...
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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 I ask my online PhD interview panel whether my partner can sit in?

I have an online interview for a PhD program via Skype. I want to ask the panel if my girlfriend can join in the interview. She will turn off her microphone and camera, so there will no interrupting ...
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My interview went well but at the end the interviewer said "All the best for your future endeavours". What does it mean?

I was interviewed for an academic job where I pretty much answered all the questions and the interviewer seemed positive. He even shared his contacts for further questions and said there would be more ...
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Grad School Interviews with Multiple Programs at same School

I️ applied to 3 programs within the same school (2 of which are joint with another institution). All of the programs are related to my research interests, and the main professors I️ would want to work ...
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What is the meaning of a statement regarding the result of interview?

I did an interview for a faculty position around 1 and half month ago. I recently sent a follow up email regarding the status of my application, and the chair of faculty replied that my application is ...
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What are the odds of getting offered a PhD position where I am the 2nd preferred candidate? [closed]

I was just told that I am the 2nd preferred candidate for my most preferred PhD position for which I had an interview some time ago. The position has already been offered to the 1st preferred ...
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Should I discuss the content of pending project proposals in faculty interview?

stackexchange community, I will be having a faculty interview in the coming weeks and I am currently working on my presentation for the interview day, which should, according to their instructions, ...
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What do professors expect during internship interview

A professor has invited me for an interview for an internship he is offering. He has asked me to present a paper(that he chose) for 30 minutes. The paper he gave is an object detection paper which is ...
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Why am I not getting the result of a PhD interview after 2 months

This is a follow up question of my previous post. In short: I had an interview for a PhD position almost 2 months ago. I only heard from them a month later and they said they have not made their final ...
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Can I negotiate for a more senior position than the one specified in the job advertisement in the UK?

I am applying for a job in a public university in the United Kingdom. The job advertisement is for a Lecturer position. I already received an interview appointment. However, I am considering ...
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Questions to expect when interviewing for teaching-focused faculty position

I'm going to interview for a teaching-focused position in a couple of weeks, and I was wondering what kind of questions to expect. I know there are plenty of resources on what to expect in a standard ...
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A potential PhD supervisor wants me to visit campus for an interview before I know if I'm accepted

I’ve been in correspondence via email with a potential PhD supervisor who has agreed to take me on. After a few emails back and forth and polishing my proposal with his guidance I submitted my ...
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Does not having yet completed my master's thesis decrease the chance of acceptance for a PhD position?

I had a PhD interview (bioinformatics) a month ago. I was a master student during the time the interview happened and I am still a student. During the interview I was asked when I officially want to ...
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How to demonstrate ability to operationalize research during interview

One of the feedback I received after my PhD interview failure was that " there is not enough evidence of ability to operationalize the research". So how can I clarify my capability of ...
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I applied for a PhD but was rejected after the interview. How do I request feedback? [duplicate]

I interviewed for an advertised PhD and got an email thanking me for interviewing but advising that I wasn't successful. They encouraged me to apply for PhDs at other colleges and their college. I ...
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Should I write an email to my potential supervisor before interviewing?

I've just got into the interview selection of PhD funded program. As I failed another university interview just a week ago, I am quite apprehensive about this upcoming one. As I've read about ...
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Is it right to ask, "On what basis am I not selected in interview round of Int. Ph.D.?"

Lately, I have given a couple of interviews for Integrated Ph.D. programs in Physical Science. On some I was selected, while on others I was rejected. But I find only trifling differences between ...
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Should I contact a potential PhD supervisor who strongly encouraged me to apply after not having heard from my application?

I have applied to an interdisciplinary program in a very top US university. My undergrad is in one of the fields involved. Back in November, I contacted a potential PhD supervisor (sending him my CV). ...
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Is it polite to ask about scholarship/assistantship opportunities during a Ph.D. interview at a UK university?

I am scheduled for an interview in August for a Ph.D. program that I applied to at a UK university. However, even if I get an offer of place on the program, I would not be able to accept it unless I ...
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PhD interview rejection

I had a PhD interview for a position but I had to cancel it because I had an offer from another one. However, I didn't accept the offer and now I would like to be interviewed for the first position. ...
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No reply after almost two months since the first interview

At the beginning of March I applied for a postdoc position that was very close to the research topic of my PhD. I also sent an email to the Professor who posted the position in order to persuade him ...
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Interview by fellow PhD students, not the professor himself

I just finished my first Ph.D. interview, but the one who interviewed me is a fellow student. Next week, another fellow student will also interview me. I am just really confused. Is this a sign that I ...
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Got rejected after giving Postdoc interviews for the umpteenth time. Am I doing something wrong or am I just unqualified for jobs? [closed]

I am fed up with getting rejections after rejection. I have applied to over 30 Postdoc positions and got just three interview invitations. I thought I did well in the interview consisting of 15-20 ...
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Does "being ghosted" mean "rejection" after PhD interview?

I had a PhD interview (Computer Science) 3 weeks ago with a German institute. The interview went well and they said they will make their final decision in a week (the latest) and let the candidates ...
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Presenting skills in a presentation for a PhD position

I've got invited to a PhD interview in the field of computational physics. In the invitation mail I was told, among other things, that I should present my skills for about 5min. It is my first ...
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I have a postdoc interview tomorrow and I think I have overstated my abilities in my CV. How do I address it during the interview?

I received a postdoc interview invitation at a prestigious group under a reputed PI. The professor works in a loosely related field "X" and is looking for people with expertise in the field. ...
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Etiquette for academic job interviews in Ireland

I am scheduled for an interview for a Lecturer position at a leading Irish university in a couple of weeks. I am trained, and have a job in the North American academic system. Thus, I am well versed ...
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Is there advantage an for a student to know out of the course question in Ph.D. interview?

I am an undergrad student with Physics Major, currently in my last year. I'm from India, and recently I have given my first interview for an integrated Ph.D. in Physics. And there are several ...
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Interview Follow-Up Email Etiquette

I am writing a follow-up thank-you email for a teaching position that I interviewed for at a place where I am an adjunct. If I have had a (good) idea based on something the committee discussed, can I ...
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To whom the follow up email must be sent?

I interviewed for a Math faculty position including with four persons. I want to know about follow up email. Should I send the follow up email for each an every body in the interview board?
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Academic Job Interviews for Asst Prof Positions in Ireland

I have an upcoming interview for an asst prof position in a university in Ireland. I am wondering what questions are asked in such interviews. I am used to the hiring process in the US. It will be my ...
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Is it bad not to answer the "Tell me how you behaved in a situation of conflict with your previous supervisor" question in a PhD interview?

I had an interview where I was asked to tell the committee about a situation where I had a conflict with one of my previous supervisors. I told them the truth, which is "I have never had a ...
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How to address new information (compared to the submitted application) during an interview?

My question has some similarities to Should I omit some of my qualifications in my application materials to “surprise” with during an interview?. However, in my case, the additional "surprising&...
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Asking about the results of interview

I had an interview for a position in a math department. At the end of interview, is it necessary to ask them about the approximate time of releasing result?
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Can I back out a tenure track faculty offer?

Summary: Signed a contract with school A while waiting for decisions from school B. Now got offer from B, and want to back out of the signed contract with A What is the best strategy to back out a ...
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PhD interview before applications deadline [closed]

Is it a good sign that I was invited in PhD interview before applications deadline? Or it doesn't mean something? Thank you
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Tenure track position after campus interview on Apr 19 [closed]

I had a campus interview on Apr 19, and there are other two candidates were interviewed after me in the same week. I sent out a thank you note to the search committee after I finished the interview. I ...
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Faculty job application - search committee chair, dept head, and follow up emails

I recently interviewed for a tenure track position in a public R1 University. There were 4 candidates. The last one interviewed at the beginning of April. Two weeks ago, I have been told by the chair ...
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About detemining the time of interview

I have been asked for a faculty position interview. Regarding the time, in their email they have only asked me about my availability for two days without a specific time. I want to know that in my ...
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What type of content (depth/breadth) or structure of slides (PPT) is expected for a short presentation for Asst Professor interview in the UK?

I have been recently offered an interview for Asst. Professor at a mid-tier UK university. I have completed my PhD from a top-tier (Oxbridge) university in the UK and had applied for this position ...
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Editing example written work for PhD opportunity?

For an interview for a PhD, I have been asked to provide 'an example of some written work from a project I have worked on in the past'. I'm assuming this is generally intended to be previous ...
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Invited to a meeting where I will receive a postdoc offer, what should I discuss/prepare the meeting?

I had a postdoc (field is computer science) interview 2 weeks ago. The HR team told me that the panel is willing to offer me the position and want to discuss the details in a 30mins Zoom meeting. This ...
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Can I ask to start my postdoc remotely during an interview? (Postdoc is in the UK and I live in another country)

So, I was invited for an interview in England, which is currently on a national lockdown at least until January. They send the invitation email when the lockdown was a regional thing, but they ...
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Can you contact PI (informally) about the decision timeline of the postdoc?

I had a postdoc interview more than 2 weeks ago where the panel told me that they will not be avalaible due the entire next week (Easter holiday) and I should expect a decision a week later (or 2 ...
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The hiring process for a postdoc position in the US

I need a piece of advice. I found an interesting postdoc position one month ago. I applied all required documents (CV and cover letter) and 4-5 days later I was interviewed by the group (including ...
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Should I wait patiently if the professor asked me to wait for a few weeks?

I am in my final year of PhD and submiting thesis in June. I had an interview for a Postdoc position about 2 months ago and gave an on site talk to the lab. The professor asked me to talk to each lab ...
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Do students get rejected if they did bad on a graduate interview despite having a strong cv? [closed]

Long story short, I did bad in a graduate interview because I was not prepared and I am in a depressive episode but was trying to fight it, I am way better than what I presented myself as, I felt that ...
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What is the name of the interviewing/research technique where one sample generates questions for the next?

I'm aware of imagining there is a technique in qualitative research where responses made in one interview are explicitly used to provide prompts/new questions in subsequent interviews. Does this have ...
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From post-assessment to interview in a faculty recruitment in Denmark

I have heard about cases in Denmark where candidates for a faculty position got through an assessment by some committee members as "qualified" but did not get interviews eventually. What is ...

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