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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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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 ...
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School Director: T/TT boss or not? [closed]

I'm an assistant professor at an undergraduate institution with significant research expectations. A number of my colleagues insist on calling our school director their boss, which I find bizarre. In ...
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How to explain not listing my PhD supervisor as a reference?

I need advice on how to explain during a job interview why I am not listing my PhD supervisor as a reference. I have a third interview for a job as a scientist at a startup company. Previously, my ...
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What is the point of being the head of the department?

What is the point of being the head of the department ? I'm an undergraduate Physics & Mathematics student and I want to stay in academia, do research and also teach. I'm assuming professors also ...
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What is the job of a professor? [closed]

Let's say we're talking about a full-time, tenure-track professor at a U.S. college. Officially I read that the primary job expectations are something like: Research and publications Teaching ...
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Adjunct to Full time position conflict

I have been an adjunct at different community colleges. I just got offered and accepted full time teaching position job (verbally) not in paper yet. The unfortunate situation is that I already ...
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Website for professorship positions in Germany?

Is there any website for professorship positions in Germany? I find few websites, but they don't cover most of the universities. There are more up-to-date advertisements on the website of universities,...
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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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What academic functions does a Professor Emeritus usually serve?

I for one have never understood the distinction between a regular prof with a prof Emeritus/Emerita aside from the obvious fact that a Prof. Emeritus is someone who is usually fairly elderly and has ...
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Why do research faculty pursue administrative positions, such as dean, provost, president, etc. ? Do such positions spell the end of one's research?

At a recent seminar talk, I was amazed to note that one of the two coauthors (not the presenter) was the president of a large and well-known university, since I had always assumed that taking on such ...
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How difficult is it to get an academic position in applied mathematics when your PhD is in electrical engineering?

How difficult is it to get an assistant professor position in a department (e.g., applied math) while you have a PhD degree from another area (e.g., electrical engineering)? Particularly, when you ...
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Should one apply for tenure track positions below current rank?

Should a full professor apply for an associate professor position if it's the only way s/he might be able to continue his or her career? The situation in question involves a person recently promoted ...
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What is the procedure for hiring a professor?

When a department head needs a faculty member, how is the process of hiring one started and conducted (at least in US and UK universities)? Of particular interest is the following; Finance: ...
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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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Endowed Assistant Professor vs Assistant Professor

In US education system, the university academic positions start with Assistant Professor. But there are some occasions that positions for Endowed Assistant Professor are advertised. I could not find ...
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How to highlight the importance of past positions in CV?

When addressing the past positions in a resume, although titles somewhat describes the role, they cannot clarify the importance of positions. For example, listing a past position of department chair ...
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Why is headhunting uncommon for academic positions?

In scientific conferences, there are usually many headhunters who come to offer newly graduated scholars jobs in the industry sector. As a matter of fact, the recruitment in industry mostly works with ...
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How long the curse of bad education remains in academic career?

It is understandable if considering the educational record (where s/he has studied and how is his/her transcript) of an applicant applied for junior academic positions such as postdoctoral fellow or ...
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How do people manage recommendation letters?

A good academic job normally needs excellent recommendation. Due to the rapid growth of higher education, there are too many vacancies (in new or expanding universities) and too many applicants (...
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Teach in a university with a master degree

I don't know if here is the best place to ask that but I'm finishing my master degree in pure mathematics and I would like to travel and know another countries before enter into a doctorate school. In ...
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How to balance application for a faculty position between exceptional and ordinary?

Following the opposite factors described in answers to the question What makes securing faculty positions difficult?, I came to conclusion that an application for an academic position should be ...
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How to interview a faculty candidate?

When interviewing a faculty candidate, how should I structure the interview? What questions should I ask? How should I make the best use of the limited time available? Assume this is for a full-...
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How to interview a candidate for a university teaching position?

We are interviewing some candidates for a part-time teaching faculty position to teach 2 upper level undergraduate courses in mathematics. Since it is my first time to be in such committee and since ...
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What is a “full-time teaching faculty” (and does advising count)?

Ed Tufte offers a discount to his seminars for "full-time teaching faculty" (as well as full-time students). Does "full-time teaching" exclude full-time faculty who spend part time doing research? ...
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What makes securing faculty positions difficult?

This question is an off-shoot from this one, where it has been agreed by most that securing faculty positions is difficult in general. I would like to know what exactly makes this so. Though in ...