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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What can a grad student do when their assistantship requires more hours than specified in their contract?

I'm currently finishing my second year as a STEM PhD student at a fairly large research university. As a grad student, I am expected to fulfill 20 hours of extra duties each week. Typically this ...
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Are there enough academic jobs for geometric measure theorists? [closed]

I am considering focusing on Geometric Measure Theory, and I want to stay in academia. Some of my colleagues told me that there are fewer and fewer people doing GMT in the US, which would result in ...
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PhD in mathematics, science communication jobs

I'm doing a PhD in mathematics at one of the world-leading universities. I spend a lot of time engaging in science communication: both speaking (talks for general audience, some of them quite ...
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What are my choices? [closed]

I graduated with a Mathematics degree from a top-20 program in Mathematics. I have a good math background (I took many honors and some graduate level courses in my university with good grades with a 3....
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What is the job market like in terms of research positions in the industry for continuous optimizers?

I know that PhDs in continuous optimization do find research positions at Amazon, Facebook, and Google. But that's just a few places, and I'm hoping to get a more comprehensive view of the research ...
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Academic job future for applied mathematicians [closed]

I've heard many times that it's getting harder and harder each year to find a place in academia for scientists. Now I'm on the hunt of a post-doc and the "what about the future?" question arises. So, ...
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Duration of postdoctoral positions in pure math

I'm curious as to how long postdoc positions in math usually last for. I'm far away from thinking much about this myself but all my grad student friends seem to be telling me they only last a year or ...
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Doing math research without lecturing

Is it possible to become a research mathematician without lecturing duties? I couldn't find any information on this.
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Position in mathematics after Ph.D. with publications but without recommendation letters and teaching experience

Let's say that some person has a Ph.D. in mathematics and several publications in peer-reviewed journals. After that he worked several years in another field (not directly related to mathematics). Now ...
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Why are positions in math so hard to come by nowadays?

Whenever I've heard math professors talk about job prospects in academia, they indicate that the job market has gotten much tougher over the years. Is it true that it is harder now than it used to be ...
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Finding Post-PhD employment in Mathematics - How difficult?

I have completed a 4 year bachelor of Mathematics at a decent university, and a comment was made by Pete L. Clark, on this website, here: "post-PhD academic job market is one step shy of airtight at ...
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Math teaching job after PhD in the United States for a foreigner

I am currently at the beginning of my math PhD career at a university in the U.S. after getting higher and college education in Europe (where I am from). I have always liked teaching and math, but I'm ...
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Type of non-university, research jobs suitable for a mathematician turned computational neuroscientist, with coding experience

I've asked the same question on Math Overflow Background: I'm a Ph.D. in pure mathematics (late '13, related to differential geometry, low dimensional topology) turned into computational ...
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How to get Industrial Jobs after PhD maths? [duplicate]

I am a Doctorate in mathematics in the area of Queueing theory, Operations research. I want to work in Coorporate sector, industries rather than working as an academic person. Kindly give some ...
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How much do math professors get paid in the United States?

I have been researching professorship (full tenure) and I have been wondering what these full time professors make? I am not talking about professors are Harvard, but middle-good universities? In ...
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Is it normal for math grad students to be required to take summer classes to work?

My mathematics department apparently gets pressured by the university to have more people take courses during the summer. We are also encouraged to take on TA responsibilities to make extra cash ...
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How do I know if I'm good enough to be a math professor?

I would like to apply for graduate school to become a mathematics professor. However, given that the opportunity cost of grad school is high and that I already have a stable, good paying job, I would ...
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Doing a habilitation in Mathematics in Europe for a non EU citizen?

I'm a non-EU citizen, currently doing a postdoc in mathematics in Europe, and I'm thinking of doing a habilitation. Since my google search didn't yield much, I'd appreciate if you could please answer ...
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Postdoc position offer in mathematics.

I am aware of this post Some questions about math postdoc offers but please let me ask a similar question. I am currently on the math postdoc job market. Some of my friends were informed that they ...
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Some questions about math postdoc offers

I am a math PhD student and on the postdoc job market for the first time. I would like to know how job offer (hopefully) comes and what I should keep in mind in accepting the offers. I am interested ...
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Job sites for applied/interdisciplinary jobs in Mathematics?

I was wondering whether there're job sites that post jobs in applied/interdisciplinary mathematics, more specially, say postdocs or higher positions in mathematics and medical imaging, mathematics and ...
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Is teaching calculus important for getting a job as a university professor in mathematics?

I am a master's student currently deciding between two different Ph. D. programs in mathematics. The two programs have very different teaching opportunities as a grad student. One of the two ...
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For a postdoctoral/Ph.D. position in Mathematics in Europe, can I make this somewhat irregular request?

I am not sure whether this question is suitable for academia, if not it would be great to know the site where I should ask this. I am a finishing Ph.D. student in Mathematics at a decent school in the ...
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Important factors for hiring a young mathematician

Let's list important factors for evaluation of a job candidate (for research post doc, assistant professor, tenure track, etc): Research experience (research articles, research talks, expository ...
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tips for mathematics student giving interview for physics (quantum information)

As suggested by @PiotrMigdal I am putting a separate question regarding the title mentioned above. I am a Mathematics PhD student doing work in functional analysis / operator theory aspects of ...