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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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Is getting certificate at PCEP important?

I am a physics student and I almost finished my third year (I am in sixth semesters ). So I am trying to learn python. I still did not try to learn classes but other than that I know the other stuff ...
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Is it better to have a job in the meantime if I'm not going to graduate school right after college ends and want to go to graduate school?

Does it look bad if you're not going to graduate school right away after college and you don't have a job in the meantime? Do academia actually care about relevant job experience? Let's say I want to ...
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How to calculate/decide impact factor of a new journal

I have published my paper in a new journal in our field. The reason for submitting for this journal was the editorial board which consists of some of the top professors from best global universities (...
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Semi-academic job: techniques to apply

I am soon to complete a PhD and am quite interested in teaching roles. I have been doing some ad hoc teaching as a lecturer in my university, and quite enjoyed it. I apparently have done a pretty ...
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I entered a PhD program out of fear of being unemployed and regret it. How can I gracefully undo my mistake and switch fields?

I want to switch careers from PhD in chemical engineering to data scientist. How can I go about doing this without having everyone hate me? Here is a long background on me and how I ended up in a ...
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Does a minor obtained in a graduate school matter?

Some universities require that each graduate student have a minor. I wonder whether it is helpful in the long run? For example, if one has PhD in mathematics with a minor in philosophy, would it be ...
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Is it necessary to have a background in philosophy in order to get a position in logic in philosophy departments?

What the title asks. Apparently there are some professors in departments of philosophy working on logic or semantics (e.g. William Starr or Nino Cocchiarella [retired]). Does one need to know the "...
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Are athletes' college degrees discounted by employers and graduate school admissions?

This question and the pertinent answers suggest that, as a rule, college athletes in the United States are not held to the same academic standards as other students. It also seems that this is well-...
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Unresponsive advisor, job offer in limbo

I'm in a rough place right now in the homestretch of my PhD, and I'm looking for advice. I've recently reached out to my advisor about this, but they are not responding to my emails, hence me asking ...
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What is a research assistant in the Australian system?

I've noticed postings for positions with the title “research assistant” from Australian universities. They require a PhD and are often (or exclusively) one-year contracts. Are these positions akin to ...
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Job Market: should one hide their (young) age?

I am a 23 year old cis-woman in sociology. I entered college at 16 and grad school at 19. The program is in the US, so it is a five year program with a Masters along the way. I have been reading a ...
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Feeling incompetent about a written exam scheduled for today. Should I skip it? [closed]

I have a written exam scheduled today evening in 2 hours for a research scientist position at a major British company. They want to check competency in theory and programming for a position. My PhD ...
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Shall I quit academia or continue doing research without too much luck? [closed]

My first three year postdoc was almost over and no good publications came out. The thing is that my carefully crafted papers are getting rejected again and again by decent journals (not that good ones)...
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Going into academia if the research is interdisciplinary

If one is doing a PhD in an area that is on the borderline of a few areas (see the specifics below), would it be harder for them to find a job in academia after graduating? To be more specific, the ...
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Will it be too late to start looking for postdoc positions once I am about to submit my thesis for review?

I am going to submit my Mechanical engineering PhD thesis in July, with defense probably scheduled in September or October this year. I am about to submit few papers and I was thinking of applying for ...
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What type of content (depth/breadth) is expected for a short presentation for Asst Professor interview in the UK?

I have been recently offered an interview call for my dream job - Asst. Professor (above lecturer grade, but below Assoc Prof/Reader grade in the UK) in a newly founded research group at a mid-tier UK ...
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Disiplinary offense whilst a grad student, will university employers ask for it

I am starting to think about graduating from a PhD and a few years back I got a disciplinary offence. Basically, without full details, I was giving some advice to students on Facebook, another ...
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Quitting a postdoctoral fellowship

I was awarded a rather prestigious postdoctoral fellowship that guarantees a generous salary, research expenses etc. for 2 years. It is in the same institution where I am working as a postdoc now, but ...
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“Start-up funds” in offer

This is probably really silly to ask, but I'd rather look silly anonymously here than look silly to my possible future department chair. I received my first offer for a position at a public ...
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A social experiment. What is the worst that can happen? [closed]

I am a postdoc and I have been applying for jobs in both industry and academia. My h-index is good enough for junior faculty (~7). Along my academic CV I have an industry-oriented CV and send both of ...
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Typical start date for lectureship (UK context)

I received an offer for lectureship at a UK university. Their academic year starts in September. Usually (as far as I've seen), new faculty members start ~ 1 month prior to the start of the academic ...
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Taking my research idea outside my paid job

I'm doing a (paid, contractual) remote research internship with a research institute in Germany. My job is to come up with novel ideas, write papers for technical conferences and try to publish them. ...
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Criteria for a Pure Math teaching job at a university

I'm assuming that all good universities in Europe/North America have PhD as the minimum requirement for a teaching job. What I want to know is: How much experience (research and teaching both) is ...
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Negotiating 1-year delay to my Assistant Professor Offer

Recently I was offered an assistant professor position at a major R1 university. My problem is that I need to stay one more year in my home country due to Fulbright 2-year home residency requirement. ...
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whether necessary to continue to work on unfinished academic work

When one finishes a degree or a research position, the boss asks to carry on sth unfinished (unpaid), does one need to agree to do so?
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Applying for another job within same department?

I've been a postdoc for just under a year in a nice lab, and I have no problems with my boss or colleagues. However, another position has just come up in the same department, which fits way better ...
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Rejection of a job offer in favor of another. Is it worth trying to fight back for the first one? [closed]

I have a problem - I am looking for a job and I was on one of the job interviews, which due to the type of this job(electronics constructor/designer) it was the "target" choice that I dreamed about. ...
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Research jobs in industry [closed]

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 ...