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On the duties, responsibilities, titles, and benefits associated with an academic job. (For questions on searching for an academic job, use 'job-search' instead.)

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Research jobs in industry [on hold]

I have earned a PhD last year in materials science (semiconductor processing). Now I find myself in a job where most of the work is managing other people. To mee it seems like most of my former ...
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Should I do a doctorate straight after my master or work for a while first?

I have a BSc in Software Engineering, and I am now doing an MS in Software Engineering (taking more advanced courses and such). Once I am done with my MS I would like to do a PhD in a software ...
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Where can I see the standard salary range for California State University Assistant Professor? [closed]

Is there a website where I can see the standard salaries for recently hired tenure track Assistant Professors in California State University system? I am on the job market and almost in the process of ...
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Is this rejection rude? Should I apply to another position in the same University?

I applied for an adjunct position and never heard back from the school. I emailed them to learn about the status of my application and this is the response I received: Your resume is competitive but ...
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Difference between Visiting Lecturer and Lecturer?

May you please tell me what is the difference between Visiting Lecturer and Lecturer Can Visiting Lecturer be considered an affiliation or academic staff, for Ph.D holders?
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What is a typical dress code for campus interviews on west coast state schools? [duplicate]

The question says it all. I am shortlisted for a campus interview at a state school in California. I was wondering about the dress code? Should I wear a suit or would it be too much? EDIT: It's for ...
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Should I mention collaborators in the job talk abstract?

I will be giving a job talk and I need to submit an abstract for the research job talk. I was wondering if I should mention my collaborators and their affiliations in the abstract? The only thought ...
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Supervisor gets PhD student to do his entire job

My master's supervisor delegates most (if not all) of his work to his senior PhD student. Let's name this student X. X creates all the assignments, midterms, and exams for the courses this professor ...
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Obtaining academic positions after doing research in logic

Suppose one is starting their math PhD in the US and is considering doing research in logic. Let's roughly split "logic" into "pure logic" and "applied logic". How hard will it be for them to get ...
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Email a department head as student recommending a professor for a tenure position

I’m an undergrad student at a small liberal arts school, and while communicating with a professor whom I’ve had a course with, they mentioned they are applying for a tenure position in the department ...
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Why do colleges force students to study for so many years when most of won't be needed? [closed]

I have all the respect for students of sciences who go to a university to fully divulge themselves into a certain topic and understand it in and out. But the truth is, that description simply doesn'...
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Is there a full-time job with variety and academic rigor but also 2+ months annual vacation? (don't care if vacation is unpaid) [closed]

I've had one full time job in my life. It was a teaching job and I got about 2.5 weeks of annual vacation. I had a great time my first year, learned a lot, and I think I improved quite a bit as a ...
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Is it typical for a candidate for a fixed-term, part-time postdoc to be flown long-distance for an interview?

I am a recent PhD in the US and applied for a part-time (65%), fixed-term (2 years) postdoc (official title: "Scientific Assistant") in Germany. They are willing to fly me out for a job talk and ...
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Postdoc delayed decision! Possible reasons?

I have been interview 2 weeks ago for a postdoc. The panel said that they will reply early next week and its already two weeks passed since the interview. I am wondering if i should wait more or ...
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How to deal with career breaks in CV

I am about to finish my first postdoc (2 yrs) and the positions and grants that I am applying to frequently require me to specify and explain any career breaks. I feel somewhat uneasy about this since ...
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Is it bad to apply for a second postdoc immediately after starting a first one?

I have finished my PhD in pure mathematics 3 months ago, and have just (one week ago) started a 1 year post doc appointment in another area of applied mathematics (it has only very very minor links ...
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When to tell current employer that I want to quit and switch to a different PhD

I am currently employed as a scientific employee at a research institute, which means I get a salary but am not currently working on a PhD. Originally I planned to begin my PhD at this institute ...
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Are there areas where only some universities that pay their sports scholars?

I have a feeling this is off-topic because this is about undergrad and not about research, but this question Why do American colleges and universities have sports teams? isn't closed, so yeah here ...
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Supervisor's behaviour changed after I decided to move to industry

As any other late-stage PhD student, I am applying for jobs. But I noticed that my supervisor's behaviour changed a bit after she heard that I want to go to industry, although she has been a great ...
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How does one find an academic career coach?

Inquiring for a client with a PhD (public policy/labor studies) who has been hunting for a tenure-track position for 4 years (I'm an editor). Like many emerging scholars, she works at several adjunct ...
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Potential repercussions from overlapping university appointments?

Consider a situation in which a professor starts a position at one institution on the 1st of a month, and finishes their position at their previous institution of the 30th of that month. What are the ...
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Postdoc: internal v. external candidates. Can I expect a fair process? [closed]

I have recently interviewed for a Postdoc position in a Scandinavian country, where the short-listed candidates have access to ranking and comments on how they were selected. I saw that the other ...
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Ghosted? PI of >1 year not responding to emails for new mentor?

I'm currently an undergrad who has been working at this lab for 1 year. In the beginning, I was pretty slow with research and I still make mistakes sometimes. For instance, it took me 4 months to get ...
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Accepted a postdoc offer by just emailing, have not signed any contract, what to do if other offer comes

Hi I am a Phd student (Phd thesis submitted). Recently, I have received a postdoc offer from a reputed university and accordingly accepted the offer by emailing them. Now this is just a offer letter, ...
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Jobs in industry for mathematicians

As a Ph.D graduated in mathematics (combinatorial algebra), I would like to apply for jobs in industry such as finance and/or Data science. I have some knowledge on programming but no real-world ...
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Getting a job and quitting PhD at university in UK [closed]

I am going to be straightforward in here. I am currently doing PhD at university in UK within the field of power electronics. However my previous background was related to general Energy Engineering (...
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Can I tell the PI who has offered me a postdoc job that I have not decided yet waiting for other results

I have got a postdoc job offer from a reputed University in Applied Mathematics. Now, I have given several postdoc interviews and some interviews are scheduled in the coming days. In such situation ...
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When choosing the institute as a Phd candidate, what aspects should be considered? (In Germany)

I have finished M.Sc. in Stuttgart, Germany (computational structural mechanics field) and planning to do Phd. Afterward, I would go to industry after Phd. So, I would like to have your opinions ...
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High paying job versus Master's Degree. Short versus long term [closed]

I am from a country where this is quite a decision. Whether or not to get a job right away graduating is something most engineers, like myself, fear. I just graduated and I couldn't get a job so far ...
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Is it a mistake to talk about hobbies in a job application?

According to Sean Carroll, a famous cosmologist and tenured professor, Don’t be too well known outside the field. I hate to say this, but the evidence is there: if you have too high of a public ...
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Postdoctoral and Research associate

Is there any difference between Postdoctoral fellow and research associate?
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Where are academic jobs (starting from postdoctoral contracts) advertised in France?

I the United Kingdom there is a very useful website (jobs.ac.uk) which allows researchers to search academic jobs, including postdoctoral positions, lecturer's posts, and so forth. I have been looking ...
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What is the norm in PhD internships in terms of their duration, tasks, and location.

Context: I am on my third year doing a PhD in Engineering in a North American University. The norm in my institution is that a PhD is 5-6 years long. I was funded through the past period of time ...
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non academic job opportunities for mid aged PhD

I am currently a masters student that is due to finish early next year. I have a scholarship which covers costs and pays me a modest wage up until and including PhD. I would like to do my PhD but I am ...
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Gender transition as a starting faculty member: a terrible idea?

I'm a computer scientist at the point in my postdoc where I will have to decide soon whether to apply for faculty positions this fall or go to industry, in the US/Canada/UK/maybe Europe.1 But I've ...
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Quit PhD abroad vs job at home country [closed]

I’ve just moved to Canada for PhD studies at one of its best universities. One day during my master studies, I felt that I wanted to live the international student experience and decided to move to ...
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In UK, is the advertised salary range before or after tax?

I've been offered a faculty position at a British university (Russel group). I'm slightly confused about the pay/salary. specifically, my questions are: I understand the single pay national spine (...
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VAP or lecturer?

I'm coming off of a 1 year visiting position. I'd like to focus more on teaching than research, but to still keep research active if possible. Two positions open to me are a 1 year VAP (possible 2 ...
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Incompatibility between job and field of study [closed]

Finding jobs for Ph.D graduate in mathematics is the main concern. Available options are namely in general industry and academia. I see, for instance, some Ph.D in math (algebraic geometry) working ...
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Impact of PhD cgpa in academia and industry

I'm a Physics PhD student in a US university who qualified for the PhD level and waiting for the comprehensive test. In the first year of my PhD, I wasn't able to cope up with the pressure and ...
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“Pushing” a search committee for an answer?

I had a job interview (Skype) for a post-doc at university A last Thursday, which I think went well. They say they would take 1 week to 10 days to get back to me. I had applied to other positions ...
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If I fail PhD, what is the appropriate way to present myself in CV for jobs in industry?

I am in a terrible situation. My two supervisors said that my thesis (about to be submitted) is borderline because I do not have any published paper (two submissions only). It is because I tried hard ...
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Will “academic expert” for study website hurt me on the academic job market?

I've been offered a side job working to answer submitted student questions (at my own discretion) related to my field of expertise for a study website. Seems pretty harmless as a way to earn very ...
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Improving work conditions of student assistants, PhDs, Postdocs etc

I have been following threads on this website for a few months now. However it's my first time posting. I am a postdoctoral researcher from a Western European country who has done reasonably well ...
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How to translate German “Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz”?

I'm drafting a job offering for a paid PhD position at a German university. It's a temporary position, so it's offered under the terms of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, a German law that limits ...
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Oxford vs Job in Silicon Valley [closed]

I have an admission from Oxford University DPhil (CSE) . I also have a job in Silicon Valley with a startup that is a well funded late stage venture . Which one should I choose ? I am looking for ...
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Background check before employment offer

What's the standard procedure in University jobs when it comes to "background checks"? Do they call my current employer or is it limited to a "criminal background check"? Edit: tenure track job in ...
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Lie or try to explain reason of my absence during classes?

I have a difficult situation about limit of absences during classes in my university. The teacher of one subject made a rule that 3 absences with disrespectful reason during the course leads to fail ...
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Doing a postdoc with PI who is relocating his lab? [closed]

I recently completed my PhD and now I looking for my first postdoc. Right now I'm in a terrible situation. During my PhD, I had the possibility to join a great research group in the US and before to ...
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Hours worked in research vs teaching professorships

Are there any studies that have compared the number of hours worked by faculty members who are teaching-focused vs. those at research intensive institutions? I have the impression that faculty that ...