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What's the real difference between a postdoc and a research fellow? (Which one is considered a 'better' experience?'

As the title suggests, it's not clear to me the actual difference between a postdoc and research fellow, especially when looking at the typical academia road. I understand that (maybe?) there is a ...
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Strange/impolite to request a faculty I've not met before to have a look at a postdoc research proposal I've written?

I'm submitting postdoctoral applications to a few places to receive external grants, and I've written a proposal all by myself. However, I'm planning to come back to academia after two years in ...
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Is it a good idea to postdocs that are less than a year?

I've noticed that there are a lot of postdocs postings that offer fixed-term contracts for 12 months and sometimes less (I did find 8 months). I'm looking for a postdoc position as my first post-PhD ...
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Can I leave PhD after two years to join a company? [closed]

I'm from Africa. I came to the US three years ago to do my doctoral studies. Now, I am thinking of leaving my PhD, as I have found a two-year contract management job in Texas. Could you please advise ...
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German linguistic requirements for an assistant professor (Juniorprofessur) in Germany [duplicate]

Officially, proficiency in the German language is not required for assistant professor positions. However, it is clear that the assistant professor is supposed to teach bachelor students (most ...
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Going to academia after research job in industry

I have received an offer for an R&D position in a private company. I see that they do quality science, not differently from universities in my field, and they have awesome labs. Plus it’s a fixed ...
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What should be the path to go from an R3 to R2 or R1 school?

I am currently a TT faculty at a R3 (4 year teaching) school and I would like to go to a more research focussed place. After talking to seniors in my field, I understood that I need strong research ...
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Best position title for International/USA context

I am writing a resume for a doctoral application. In my current job, I am an Assistant Professor (tenured). However, besides being young, I don't have a doctorate or postdoctoral degree. I am also not ...
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How to decline a postdoc offer a few days after accepting it?

I recently received two postdoc offers on the same day. I accepted one (verbally, in saying "I would like to accept this job offer", but I have signed nothing), but then some additional ...
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Adjunct offered and accepted a Full-time 1-year contract, then told to “disregard” by HR staff

I am having some trouble getting a straight answer from my school. At the start of Fall I was offered a 1-year Full-time (FT) Temporary position by appointment letter approved by the school President. ...
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Is it appropriate to apply for the same job twice if it's re-advertised?

Last month, I saw a job offer and applied for it. I did not hear back from them, but it is not uncommon to wait for 1-2 months before hearing back (especially with the COVID-19 situation). The ...
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I'm applying for a faculty position; should I mention that my research interests align with those of the department's faculty (stating their names)?

I am applying for a faculty position. I am very familiar with the works of two professors in that department and we share similar research interests; Also, I have them cited in my articles. As I'm ...
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How do I ask my professor to recommend me to a few specific industry positions?

I am working in the US for a professor as a contracted research staff, and my contract will soon end. The professor holds daily meetings with the bosses of several companies, over a project we ...
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Backing out of a verbal postdoctoral job agreement with my PhD advisor

I recently finished my Ph.D. and had a strong interest in working with a particular professor as a postdoctoral fellow upon finishing. This professor happened to be the examiner of my thesis, so I ...
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I have multiple journal articles, but I do not enjoy conference presentations. Is it bad for my job prospects?

I'm currently a Phd candidate, and I have managed to publish several articles in major journals in my field ( it is within social sciences). I am not quite sociable; I am the kind of person who ...
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Postponing faculty start date due to covid and Pregnancy?

Any advice? I’m just a few weeks pregnant, due in June. I’m supposed to start a faculty position (tt - great fit) at a research intensive R1 school. Our plan had been to move back to the US in ...
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How to bring up to a future postdoc employer, the point of not asking for recommendation for a specific postdoc employer?

I'm applying for a postdoc position at a French university, and the employer, who's a professor, requested me, in an informal email exchange, to state the name and email of a specific former employer ...
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TVöD contract E13 (limited contract 2 year) notice period

I am on the 1st year of a TVöD E13 contract (offered for 2 years), and I would like to ask: what is the notice period for resigning from my current job?
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What to ask a prospective supervisor regarding advertised PhD position?

I have completed my master's degree in aerospace engineering from India, and I am continuously looking for PhD opportunities in Europe in the field of aerospace propulsion. In this regard, I have come ...
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How does failing in a course during Master's studies in Germany affect job prospects?

What are the implications of failing an exam of a particular course during Master's studies in Germany? Is it considered bad in terms of future job prospects in that field? Does that disqualify you ...
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How do senior faculty change universities?

I am starting a permanent position this year, and while I am very happy here, the admin part seems a bit overbearing. I know from my previous positions as a postdoc, that other places are not that bad....
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Is it safe to commit to the hiring process of an academic research position without an official offer letter?

After being offered a postdoctoral position by email, I was asked by the university’s administration to submit some documents allowing them to start the hiring process. According to them, this process ...
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How to reject a postdoc job offer politely while keeping the door open for potential future collaboration?

A colleague of mine received two postdoc job offers from two universities in the same city. He finds the two projects very interesting. He made his decision and now is drafting an email to reject one ...
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How is a PhD student staying in their institution as a postdoc perceived by future employers?

I am finishing my Ph.D. very soon, with the only thing remaining is the thesis defence, which hopefully should go smoothly. My goal is to go into academia, so I started looking for postdoc ...
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Research Associate job reposted, shiould I reach out to the PI?

I applied for a research associate position when I was at the final stage of my Ph.D. The job description matches my profile with 80%, the 20% included some scientific skills that I didn't have, but ...
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What is a stipendiary research fellowship?

Please give me a very basic description of what a stipendiary research fellowship at a university is. Is it just a job that pays you to do research? That, to me, sounds almost too good to be true. ...
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Applying for two position at the same department [duplicate]

There are two advertised positions at one department. The department is approx. 30 people. So it is not a large institution where my two applications would be "lost". I am sure if I apply ...
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What are secondary “visiting” positions?

Note that I'm not talking about "visiting professor" or "visiting lecturer" positions in the US, which seem to be full-time non-tenure-track positions offered at some US ...
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*Probably* losing my tenure-track position due to COVID-19 and low enrollment

Due to low enrollment, my college's administration sent out letters rescinding all non-tenure full-year appointments (against our contract, too) and replacing them with a fall 2020 appointment only. ...
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How can I apply to a Canadian university when I cannot find a prospective supervisor? [closed]

After two years, six months, and 22 days, I am going to stop sending emails to Canadian professors. During these two and a half years looking for a Ph.D.studentship. The majority of my friends said ...
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Is it acceptable to leave an adjunct teaching position 10 days before classes begin?

I have just very recently accepted a full-time teaching position at a reputable college (hooray!). I've been employed as an adjunct the last several years with courses assigned to me generally well ...
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Asking A Colleague for a Letter of Recommendation

I am working as an Assistant Professor at a university for over 2 years, but I am not happy with my current job and university. I want to apply to a university in another country (from where I've done ...
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I'm an optimistic, open-minded, big-picture person. What's my ideal role in research? [closed]

I am getting towards the end of my Ph.D. and pondering future career options. I want to stay in research, though not necessarily academia. I have noticed that in comparison to some successful ...
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How do I reply to a professor whether I accept his postdoc. offer?

I have been applying for postdoc positions recently. Yesterday I got an offer from one professor, but I didn't reply to him whether I accept it or not. The reason is that I am waiting for another ...
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How to state incomplete Ph.D in CV (not defended yet)?

I have read few tags and i could not find appropriate answers. So, here i am writing again. I have completed my Ph.D research work, and completed all the credits required and published a paper. but i ...
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What is a suitable job title for someone responsible for creating large data sets? [closed]

I write and record hundreds of sentences and format them in a way so they're ready to be fed into an AI model used in a chat bot. What job title would you consider this to be?
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It is worth to get a bachelor degree in education? [closed]

What can I do with a bachelor degree in education and what are the pros and cons of getting a degree in education?
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Advice on rejecting job offer from recommender

I worked for this professor last summer for free and am going to ask her to be recommender for PhD application. This year I asked to work with her again, however this time I need salary. So she ...
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Coping with “survivors guilt” in Academia

I managed to get a tenure-track academic job in the last month. While I'm thrilled and relieved to have secured employment, I feel somewhat guilty about it. The current employment situation is dire, ...
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Pursuing Ph.D abroad vs staying in a stable job abroad [closed]

I'm kind of in the early-midlife crisis, and I have spent quite some time googling some of my life's questions. I don't have a better idea of where should I ask this and get some insight. I'm a 29 ...
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Future in Computer Progamming [closed]

Hello fellow Stack Exchange users, I have a question in regards of career opportunities in the Computer Science field. I am a 22 year old currently living in Prince Edward Island, Canada and I have ...
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Can RUI grants be transferred to research universities?

Suppose a NSF RUI (research at undergraduate institute) proposal is funded. Can the funding be transferred to a research university if the PI move to that university?
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About the opportunity remotely job offers & Cooperation on researchgate [closed]

I have seen some ob offer in research-gate for one paper which is more related to the other authors like this: Although the main other is working in industry and have low ability to move to another ...
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Is It too early to contact professors for postdoc position before defending your thesis? [duplicate]

Basically the title sums it all. My thesis defense is scheduled for July. It was postponed for pandemic reasons. But I have finished writing my thesis, and prepared everything, I just need to make it ...
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Precarious employment in academia: Why is there no labor union in academia? [closed]

Many positions in academia are precarious, when it comes to employment common behavior in academia would never be acceptable in industry. This applies equally to PhD students as well as to junior ...
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How can I tactfully decline my supervisor's suggestion and set boundaries?

New here. So I just started my postdoc about a month ago (great time to start a postdoc during a pandemic I know). Learning the ropes and trying to kinda set my own path in the lab has been ...
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Academic application - how to address lack of citations?

I am applying for an academic position and have been shortlisted. My one potential major stumbling block is in terms of publications. I have a number of them, but none of them are A grade publications....
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What are questions to ask during oncampus visit? [duplicate]

During the campus visit, I meet the faculty members, dean and provost individually and they asks me if I have questions to them. Actually, since I got all answers from the chair, I reply "no, I donot ...
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Why not asking about updates of search process

I have a campus visit two weeks ago. The search committee chair told me that if I got a positive feedback, they will contact me, otherwise they will contact me after three weeks and half ( I assumed ...
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Document after completing postdoc [duplicate]

I was a postdoctoral researcher at university x. I am going to apply for some faculty positions. Is there any special document in order to show that I was postdoc. Need to say I have an invitation ...

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