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Job offer from a grant decider - what should I do?

I found myself in a very peculiar situation. As of recently, another department (different university) approached me. This department is well known in my country. I worked with them in the past and we ...
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Good postdoc position, but how to approach advisor about feelings of self-doubt?

There's a long text about context, so I will summarize with a direct question: Question: I haven't been able to "extract" from my PI the help that I need about building confidence and ...
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Seeking Advice on Balancing a Full-Time Job and Studying Computer Science [closed]

I’m starting university in two months to study computer science and have two job offers: one from Vodafone UK (work from home, 10,000) and another from Sutherland (on-site, 15,000). I’m planning to ...
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Advice for job application to a university position as a non-student

I originally asked this question at the workplace.stackexchange, but they told me this may be a better place for my question. I am applying to a job at a nearby university as a lab technician. One of ...
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Photo on a CV for a researcher application in Japan?

Is a photo on a CV for a researcher (postdoc or faculty) application to a university in Japan prohibited, optional, or necessary? In the optional case, what are the usual consequences of including/...
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First week of research internship. Imposter's syndrome and difficulty with adjustment. What are the differences between RA work and research jobs?

I'm a 4th (soon to be 4.5) year Ph.D student in Experimental Psychology who recently started an internship this week. This internship only admitted 10% of applicants. I am also one of the half in my ...
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What happens if I accept a post doc and then I change my mind?

Next year I should finish my math PhD, with a (I guess) pretty good thesis. Not great, but not bad either. I had some ups and (many) downs on my path and more will surely come in the next few months. ...
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How beneficial is teaching prior to PhD?

I have recently finished my MS in biology and will be beginning in a PhD program this upcoming semester. I was recently offered an adjunct position at a community college to teach a summer course. It ...
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Leaving tenure track position [duplicate]

I'm a relatively new tenure-track professor considering leaving my academic institution for another academic institution or a non-academic job in the not-too-distant future. I have two questions: ...
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The employer gives a job, but asks for a “plan” of work with a horizon until the end of summer

So, this is a continuation of my topics :) This and this. I need to consult specifically with the academic community. I found a scientific group (part of a large scientific institute). The lab staff ...
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How To Handle Asynchronous Multiple Faculty Job Offers [duplicate]

I've seen a few threads about handling simultaneous offers How do people get simultaneous offers? How to negotiate multiple tenure-track offers But what about potential job offers that may materialize ...
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Finding the equivalent title/position of "Oberassistent II" in both the US and in the Italian university system

What is the equivalent title/position of the Swiss "Oberassistent II" in both (or at least one of the following) the US university system? the italian university system? I have heard that, ...
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Constructing a compelling rason for changing postdocl positions to my advisor [duplicate]

I am a PhD student in mathematics in the US. I am graduating next month. Last fall, I applied for many postdoctoral positions, and at that time, I only received two offers from China. In March, I felt ...
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How not to commit to a post-doc offer while waiting for another?

I have received acceptance at University A and I have been told that the contract is being prepared (which takes some weeks e.g. 3 or 4), in the mean while I received an offer from university B ...
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Better to mention a paper as "under review" on the CV, or provide a paper's arXiv link (on the CV) to a selection committee?

I have a research article (a large work that lasted years) that just went "under review", in a well-regarded journal. More or less at the same time, i.e. in around 1 week, there will be the ...
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Can academics make a living solely out of publishing?

I live in the developing world where most of the population cannot afford to go to university. Unable to pay tuition, I relied on online material to study. However now even that is difficult because a ...
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Are Coursera certificates worth for academic positions? [duplicate]

I have a PhD and I concluded a postdoc. Right now, while applying for a new postdoc or teaching positions, I have some months that are free. So, for example, I was considering taking a Coursera MOOC ...
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As candidates for postdoc position, what are good examples of questions to ask interviewers during an interview?

After seeing What questions should I ask as a candidate during an interview for a tenure-track assistant professor position?, What should I ask deans during my interview? (focusing on tenure-track ...
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Received a verbal offer via videoconferencing - how long to wait for initial written offer?

I received a verbal offer via video call with the Dean of the institution (East Coast university) They indicated they would send an email the next day. It has been around 10 days with no email - I'm ...
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Is it okay to contact members of a lab before applying to a position?

There is a certain permanent position recently advertised at a lab that I'm interested in. The application consists of submitting a number of documents (CV, project, etc.) online, which will be ...
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Resources for searching research internships

I'm a master's student in computer science and ML, currently on the lookout for research positions within my field. I'm aware that finding such opportunities can be quite challenging, given the ...
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CEA vs CNRS for permanent researcher positions in France

I am trying to find a permanent researcher position in France. I'm applying to job openings in CEA and CNRS. Though I have some understanding of how CNRS operates and working conditions, salaries, etc,...
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"Major Sub-projects" and "Publication Strategy" on Job Application

I am applying for a faculty position. The position is not intended for one particular project but rather part of a research group in political science. In addition to overall ambitions for this ...
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professors reply "I will get in touch in future if a position is available"

I asked one of my professor my interest in pursuing a PhD in her group (who was a great mentor during this year). She told that no position is available and hope that new positions will come in the ...
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Should I write a follow up email? (UK Academic position) [duplicate]

I had an interview for a lecturer position on a Friday. The panel mentioned they would give an answer the following week. The week has passed and Im wondering if I should contact them with a follow up ...
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Acknowledgment section in job talk presentation for a tenure-track position

For a normal research talk, people may only acknowledge collaborators in those presented projects. Is it the same in a job talk for applicants for tenure-track positions? Two considerations: I ...
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Do university staff (in the US) usually have access to the university resources needed to do research?

Naturally, no one expects university staff (administrative or otherwise) to carry out research, but it was recently suggested to me that having such a job gives you access to the university resources ...
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What is a procedural letter of promotion?

I recently saw several job postings for positions of associate professor and full professor at a university and each of these postings states the following in bold letters: Candidates must provide a ...
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NTT carreer paths [closed]

I am an AbD PhD Candidate in history, currently navigating the complexities of the job market. Recently, I had job talks for both a tenured track position at an R1 PUI institution in another state (...
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Postdoc wanting to go to industry - need advice

I have been a STEM postdoc for almost 7 years. I am based in Australia and currently looking for a permanent position, preferably in industry. As I have not done this transition, I would appreciate it ...
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Formatting citations for a research statement in a job application

I am applying for a job (a North American TT job in mathematics) with a requirement of a 1-page research statement. There is no clear direction whether the references are counted toward the limit. ...
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Preparation for data scientist interviews for final year PhD student [closed]

I would like to check/ask if there is anything particular that I need to prepare for data scientist interviews. I am quite unsure/lost about the requirements since I am coming from academia (see my ...
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Accepted postdoc offer retracted last minute

I accepted a postdoc offer back in January 2023. I signed a (presumably unofficial) contract that stated I would accept the position, and the offer was formal in every sense I know postdoc offers to ...
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How to decide about the university to stay for the future after facing some troubles

In our country working in a state university is regarded as a priviledge. Even when we consider the degrees offered, people accept the state university degrees more. Usually first preference is given ...
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Changing Subfields after PhD in psychology

I am trying to understand the degree of difficulty that a psychologist might experience changing subdisciplines (excluding clinical/school/industrial-organizational). For example, could someone who is ...
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Number of recommendation letters while applying through Mathjobs

I am applying for postdoc positions in math. In MathJobs, I can add 5 recommendation letters (4 for research and 1 for teaching) for any position even if the position specifically asks for 4 letters. ...
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What is a "pedagogical reflection" in a teaching statement?

I am in the process of applying for an academic position in Europe. They have asked for a short pedagogical reflection in teaching statement, but I do not understand that. In the college that I am ...
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If I reject a postdoc job offer, should I tell them where I will finally go for postdoc?

If I reject a postdoc offer, should I inform the PI where I declined the offer about the institution and PI I will eventually work with? Academia is a very small world, and there's a good chance we ...
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Research profiles descriptors used by the European Commission

The European Commission has drafted so-called Research profiles descriptors. I understand that this is an attempt to uniformly describe researchers' career stages in a way agnostic to particular ...
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What if I have no students when I do a research? [closed]

Now I am a Ph.D student in China. I will get my degree at 2023.12 (if fortunately). But I only have three papers. I wish a school with a good platform. Now I find a school with title "211", ...
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Never took a second stats class in my Ph.D. How will this look to employers?

I posted here yesterday for a totally different reason, so I'll be brief on the introductory piece. I'm a 4th year Ph.D student in Experimental Psychology who is slated to graduate this academic year. ...
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Unprofessional hiring committee?

I recently interviewed for a TT position and had a mostly positive campus experience. At the end of my interview, when it was my turn to pose questions to the hiring committee, I asked what they ...
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Choosing Between Postdoc Offers: Prestigious Institution vs. Favorable Conditions?

I'm faced with a choice between two postdoc positions and would appreciate some advice: Option A: Top 5 World University Project: Aligned with my expertise and research interests. Additional ...
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About interviews for teaching positions in math during JMM

To what extent is attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) important when applying for teaching jobs in mathematics, including temporary lecturer positions and faculty roles at liberal arts ...
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To whom should I request a recommendation letters if I am currently employed but applying to a different university?

I'm 5 years into my current position. But really want to leave. I'm planning to apply to 6 positions this year. I lost contact with my "official" letter writers (postdoc boss, PhD advisor) ...
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Verbal Postdoc Offer can be trusted?

How much a postdoctoral offer by email can be trusted? Did you face any issues for example bluffing or changing the mind of PI at the last moment ? Is it likely to happen ? Please share your ...
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What are my options post PHD as a blissfully ignorant, neurodivergent candidate about to graduate with few marketable skills?

I entered academia despite my suboptimal "stats" (GPA, research experience, etc.) because I was allured by the idea of focusing on a research project. Even my Master's advisor noted how I ...
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Follow-up mail after initial interview for a postdoc position [duplicate]

I had a zoom meeting with my possible future boss about a postdoc position, and I thought it was quit good. After the meeting, we exchanged a few mails, but after that, the responses halted. A week ...
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What are the caveats in pursuing a PhD mainly for fun?

I have heard many times that I should do a PhD only if I love doing research on my topic, and if I cannot imagine my life without research (as research-based jobs mostly require a PhD). Another reason,...
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What is 'journal rank'? How can I get this? [duplicate]

I am applying for a job and the HR is asking me to update my CV with a list of publication to include authorship role, journal rank and impact factor. I am not sure what journal rank means in here. Is ...
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