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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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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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Getting married abroad on August 21st, job begins on August 23rd. What do I do?

I just completed my Ph.D. and have recently been offered a lecturer position in a university. The first day of classes is on August 23rd, and I am getting married abroad in Europe on August 21st. The ...
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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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I couldn't negotiate my postdoc salary during HR meeting, should I try days later? (I haven't received the formal offer yet)

I had a meeting with HR last week. During the meeting, the recruitment officer talked about a lot of things very quickly in the first 5 meetings: "you will receive a formal offer in the next few ...
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Moving from a modest research laboratory to a laboratory with a prestigious research portfolio. Tips to be successful?

Background I have done my PhD (Computer Science) at a university (in a third world country) with very limited resources. My research was not funded, my previous lab didn't provide any research support ...
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Visa preparation for the postdoc will take weeks. Can I start research (with the PI?)

As it's mentioned in the title. I am going to receive a formal letter this week. During my meeting with HR, they told me the visa will take 12 weeks so we can agree on the start-date at the point. My ...
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Applying for two Assistant Professor job posts on different subjects, but very related

I am preparing my application for two job positions for the same university on different subjects, but they are highly related to each other. Based on my knowledge and experience (PhD in applied ...
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Job Advice for Pursuing a Tenure-Track Position in the U.S. (Postdoc in the U.S., Teaching-track/lecturer in the U.S., Tenure-track abroad)

I am a PhD candidate in the U.S. institute, who wants to pursue a tenure-track job in the U.S. eventually. This year, my applications for TT jobs in the U.S. are unsuccessful (one offer of a TT job in ...
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Is it possible to run two postdocs simultaneously if one of them is “independent”?

I currently have a postdoc at a university in the US whose contract stipulates only that I "produce research" relevant to my field. I have no supervisor and have not been hired as part of a ...
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Postdoc interview presentation doesn't explcitly mention a research plan, should I include one?

I was invited for a postdoc presentation of 10 minutes. The title of the presentation is "Challenges and Opportunities in problem Z". The email didn't give any other information whether I ...
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On the qualification for teacher-researcher/enseignant-chercheur (MCF) positions in France and its recent abolition - what exactly does the law say?

My question is about the necessity of the qualification for teacher-researcher/enseignant-chercheur (maître de conférence- abbreviated as MCF below) positions in France and its recent abolition in ...
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I was invited to an unexpected and urgent second postdoc interview (in less than 24h) - Is this fair?

I had postdoc at a top 10 university in the world. The email of the first interview said I should expect questions around the job description. The first interview was very smooth and I felt very good ...
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When is it appropriate to ask for spousal hire?

I got a tenure-track academic offer in the US. However, I recently found out that in the US there is this concept of spousal hire, that I can use. I saw several questions related to this but no one is ...
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Three questions on (finding) permanent positions in France

I've a few questions about permanent positions in the universities in France. P.S. if you think question # 3 deserves to be asked as a separate question, please let me know, and I'll do so. As far as ...
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In France, is it possible to research at a postdoctoral level as a freelancer, not being on a regular contract?

Perhaps this question is slightly out of scope for this page, but I still ask here. Can you work for a university/academic institution as a researcher or as a teacher, with the status of a freelancer? ...
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Research Scientist vs Staff Scientist in US academia

I am wondering what is the difference between a Research Scientist and a Staff Scientist in the US academia. Are these positions like a senior postdoc?
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Why are there so few visiting (research) associate professor position postings?

The field is mathematics (including applied and computational mathematics). While there are plenty of visiting assistant professor position on sites like MathJobs.org, I rarely see visiting associate ...
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Finishing a Phd in two years and few months

I am a phd candidate in education. My doctoral program takes 3 years. However, I have worked very hard and got several publications that sole-authored. My supervisor thinks that I can finish my phd ...
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Should I address a “Charge de Recherche” or “Directeur de recherche” in France as “Prof.”?

In France, the following are two of the main ways people get promoted in academic positions: Maître de Conférences (assistant professor whose responsibilities include teaching as well as research) -&...
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On obtaining references from people who don't know me in person but have cited my work

I'll be applying for a few academic positions (both postdoc and permanent positions in Western Europe.) I've done my PhD in pure math (from the US) and subsequent postdocs mainly in use of machine ...
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Is it reasonable to keep rejecting postdoc offers to honor your part of the agreement with a professor for another postdoc?

I met Professor X, during an interview at a high-ranking university in which I wasn't selected. Weeks later, the professor invited me for an informal video chat. He gave me a lot of feedback and told ...
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Long Interview for Visiting Assistant Professorship [closed]

I'm having my second interview for a VAP position so I'm looking to see what the Deans might ask and what I might ask them. The position is in photojournalism and I'm teaching my first class at ...
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A PI gave me 2 days to accept his offer after I mentioned I still have another interview. Is this normal?

Last week, I had a postdoc interview for a "senior" role. They call it senior because they've asked me to lead on a (perhaps the) research problem. For the interview, they asked me to ...
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Is it Unethical to Work in Two Labs at Once?

I am a post-bac who is looking to gain some more experience doing psych research before applying to PhD programs in the fall. I am currently a lab manager at a cognition lab, but am essentially part-...
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I recieved a postdoc offer but I still have another postdoc interview. Should I accept or cancel? [duplicate]

This month, I have number of postdocs interviews planned. I just passed the first one and I did really good, the PI just send me an informal email telling me that I did really good and I should expect ...
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Is it ethical to reach out to other postdocs about the research project before the postdoc interview?

I have a postdoc interview at the end of the month. I found a researcher's profile that's been working on the same research project I applied for. I am thinking of sending her an email or a LinkedIn ...
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Are all postdoc jobs advertised?

I recently had a postdoc interview (at a research institution) in which I wasn't selected. After receiving the interview outcome, I decided to directly email the panel a few weeks later asking for a ...
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Jobs with PhD requirements [closed]

There many technical focused roles which demand a PhD degree as a necessary qualification. Is it possible to access those roles with a Master's + work experience?
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When to withdraw other faculty applications: conditional offer letter or contract?

I've heard one should let search committees know when you've accepted another offer. What is the right time to do that? If I have an offer letter that is conditional on getting a work visa (which I ...
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Applying for postdocs and for Postdoctoral fellowships at the same time

On my hunt for a postdoc position, I have applied for some postdocs at many universities, but also I am applying for a postdoctoral fellowship (result date in July 2021) with a professor X at ...
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Hearing back after an academic interview in the UK [closed]

I had an interview for a lecturer position at a UK Russell group University 2 days ago and haven't heard back yet. From previous experience, I am usually given a call within 24 hours of being ...
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I didn't hear back after a postdoc interview. Can I set a deadline for a response?

I was invited for an interview for a postdoc position at a research institution in another country. At the end, the panel told me that the HR will reach out early next week. I didn't hear back from ...
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Is it “ok” to withdraw a postdoc offer in an advanced stage? How?

I completed my Engineering PhD in 2019 and started working in a small startup. Things did not work out as expected. A few months ago I signed a job offer for a postdoc at a (great) US institution. I ...
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Previous University Refusing to Supply Basic Details Required for VISA Application for Another Job

I am a recent PhD graduate from a (large) university in the UK. I have a job offer that I have already accepted that is based in another country. I require basic information from my university for a ...
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How long should your answers be for a postdoc interview?

I have a postdoc interview, I found a video that talks about the most common postdoc questions where the person says "the general rule of thumb is that all your answers should start and stop ...
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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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Careers at the National Research Council of Italy and difference from the university system

What is the organization of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR)? In particular, I'd like to know How does one get a position there? I assume there are public competitions (as for university ...
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What does it mean a “writing sample of recent scholarship”?

I am applying for an assistant professor position in Europe and they ask for "two writing samples of recent scholarship". I also searched the term on Google but did not find anything useful. ...
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Structure of research statement for a tenure-track position

I am going to prepare a research statement for a tenure-track position. How is the structure of a research statement for a tenure-track position? Must the sections be separated into "Past ...
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How important are undergraduate and masters studies transcripts in applying for a faculty position?

I am going to apply for a faculty position via online system. In the announcement of the position they have just asked for cover letter, contact info of references and C.V. But in the online process ...
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When applying for more positions at one institution, should I apply at once or consecutively?

There were two open positions at one research institution. I already applied for one because of the deadline. The second position has deadline in January. They are in different departments, the number ...
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I'm from India, planning to do Phd in Marketing Management. Can I pursue it with my job thats 5 days a week 10 hours a day?

I am currently working in the media industry having a 9 years experience. I want to do a Phd in order to get into the academics sector in the next 3-4 years maybe. I have a 5 days a week working ...
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Can you still distinguish yourself at a second-tier grad school?

I have noticed while reading CVs of professors in STEM fields that universities only hire up. First-tier and second-tier universities seem to only recruit professors from first-tier PhD programs, ...
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What is the meaning of Immigrant Background in a job application?

I am in the process of application for a job. One of the questions is about immigrant background as follows: Applicants who state that they have immigrant background will be assessed in accordance ...
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How to ask, if at all possible, what part of my CV interested the interviewer to interview me?

I'm having a postdoc interview coming up, which is not in my doctoral topic or not so closely related to my previous postdoc research. While applying for it, I thought I'd not called for an interview, ...
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Applying for a job as a PhD student

I started my PhD upon the acceptance to my current university because this got so many people excited about me, and I didn't want to disappoint them. I finished my PhD coursework with excellent marks, ...
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How to demonstrate your ability to publish in high-impact venues? (Application form)

I was applying for a postdoc position and I came across this sentence. Please provide examples of when you have demonstrated your ability to publish in high-impact venues This one is confusing and a ...
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How to help my school advertise assistant professorship job searches in USA? [closed]

I want to help my school advertise job searches for assistant professors in STEM so we may have professors who teach more different classes and expand the curriculum. How do I help them post or what ...
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What are typical formats of “scholarly work”?

Regarding the meaning of scholarly works in a job application I found What are typical examples of scholarly works? But I have been confused about the format of this document. Is it just listing my ...

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