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(UK) Maths PhD CV advice for industry or academia? [closed]

CV tips for industry? I’m a stem PhD graduate (numerical PDE modelling) with a BSc (hons) in physics (specialising in cosmology) and im having problems finding job opportunities. I suspect it’s ...
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Job Prospects for a Retired University Director with a PhD in Geology [closed]

This question is for my father, a 62 yr old Retired University Director and Professor. He has a PhD in Geology from the University of Montana on a Fulbright scholarship. He taught geology for a while ...
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Switching Tenure-Track Positions Within Same University

Is it common or possible to apply for internal faculty position at the same university? I am assistant professor at a University's department-A and considering applying to a similar position in a ...
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Job talk Q&A: handling the room vs. being respectful

I am seeking advice on how to handle questions during a job talk that diverts focus from the main presentation. Specifically, I'm concerned about questions that become lengthy (turning into manifestos)...
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How would a record of a misdemeanor traffic violation affect post-Ph.D job prospects?

I was clocked going 21 MPH over the posted speed limit on a 65 MPH highway when I wasn't paying attention and was cited by the police. The police thankfully only cited me for going 5 MPH over the ...
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Advice for job application to a university position as a non-student

I originally asked this question at the workplace.stackexchange, but they told me this may be a better place for my question. I am applying to a job at a nearby university as a lab technician. One of ...
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Is it common for German universities to not notify candidates who have not been put on a shortlist?

This is specifically about German university practices. When applying for a W1/W2 professorship, should I expect to be notified about my application not being considered further once the shortlist has ...
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Ignored by university after requesting reimbursement for faculty interview campus travel [duplicate]

I did a campus interview for a tenure-track assistant professorship at a public R1 university in March. I was told to purchase my own air travel and submit for reimbursement after the interview due to ...
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What are the platforms to monitor for academic job search (Tenure Track/ Long-Term Positions) in the Sciences? [closed]

Apart from common websites, like Chronicle of Higher Education or Higher Ed Jobs, what are other platforms where academic positions are posted? I recently missed out on some opportunities by not being ...
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Informative questions to ask in a faculty interview? [closed]

I have been in a number of faculty interviews where my overriding feeling was that we were judging how good the candidates were at being interviewed. This isn't necessarily useful information for the ...
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Teaching talks as part of the interview process for a faculty position?

How common is it, when applying for faculty positions, that the applicant is asked to give a talk as if they are teaching an undergraduate class? Does the likelihood of this being asked depend on how ...
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The employer gives a job, but asks for a “plan” of work with a horizon until the end of summer

So, this is a continuation of my topics :) This and this. I need to consult specifically with the academic community. I found a scientific group (part of a large scientific institute). The lab staff ...
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What next after a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship?

I have a question for all postdocs, particularly those who are Marie Curie fellows. I am a non-EU researcher who moved to the EU for a Marie Curie postdoc. My fellowship is ending soon, and I am ...
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How To Handle Asynchronous Multiple Faculty Job Offers [duplicate]

I've seen a few threads about handling simultaneous offers How do people get simultaneous offers? How to negotiate multiple tenure-track offers But what about potential job offers that may materialize ...
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Can sharing code on GitHub enhance career opportunities post-PhD?

I am a third year PhD student. If I do projects and upload in a github profile; will it help in my academic career or job hunting after my phd? I am asking this because if it does increase the worth ...
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Wait time for interview process [duplicate]

I was one of the final three candidates for a tenure track position. How long does it usually take for the final decision to be reached and an offer sent out? It has been about two weeks since my ...
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How to best exploit a (very) diverse research background in a Research Statement

I am considering coming back to academia for a faculty position after a successful stint as an entrepreneur. I think I'm a strong candidate for many of the job posts I want, having a good body of ...
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Applying to academia and industry at the same time issue

I will apply to both industry and academia while graduating with a PhD in math, but I'd prefer the industry. The deadline to commit for the academia position is very early (end of Winter?). But one ...
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Should an academic with autism and adhd disclose that to a potential employer

In the context of applying for an assistant professor position, should an academic with autism and adhd disclose that to the university during the hiring process? If so, and the application package ...
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Do I take tenure track job for one year for the money?

I've been offered a TT job at a very small school: 4-4 teaching load and no research other than educational research. Poorly organized interview process and just felt lots of red flags. For example, I'...
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Advice on Picking Grad School with Goal of Getting Academic Job at Small College

I am a student looking to pursue an academic career in computer science. I enjoy doing research and understand that is a big part of getting tenure and jobs. Importantly, I also very much enjoy ...
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Post-doc vs Research Fellow on CV after Phd thesis submission

I submitted my PhD thesis in February, and now I'm a research fellow for 1 year at an Italian university. I will defend my PhD thesis in summer. In the meantime, I'd like to apply for some jobs so I'm ...
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How do I make sense of application files?

I'm at the stage of my career where people are asking my opinion on applications such as for PhD students etc. I find it somewhat challenging to sift through everything. I got a stack of 150 or so ...
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Should I put my MCAT score on a CV for a sessional position?

I'm applying for a sessional lecturer position for an ethics course in a biology department heavy on pre-meds. I don't have a PhD but am an ideal candidate in every other respect. Will including my ...
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How do I reframe getting an MPhil instead of a PhD the first time round, in the context of applying for a mathematical postdoc?

The Question: How do I reframe getting an MPhil instead of a PhD the first time round, in the context of applying for a mathematical postdoc? Background: I tried for a PhD in group theory at ...
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Postdoc disenchantment

Recently, I attained my PhD in biophysics, with three publications in respectable journals, including one letter, and delivered seven conference talks, two of which were by invitation. While I wouldn'...
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Withdrawal of Acceptance for Postdoctoral Position

I am a PhD student in mathematics in the US, scheduled to graduate this year. Last fall, I applied for postdoc positions. My situation is a bit complicated: in late January, I was offered a postdoc ...
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Are R1s preferred over R2s in funding applications?

I have two tenure track assistant professor offers from two US schools, close in university ranking to each other (US news) but one is R1 and the other is R2. I’m more inclined to the R2 offer. I am ...
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Logistics of job offer negotiation

My question about the logistics of negotiating academic job offers (in particular salary) is two-folded. Is it best: to simply point which items of an offer can the department improve on (e.g. salary,...
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Resources for searching research internships

I'm a master's student in computer science and ML, currently on the lookout for research positions within my field. I'm aware that finding such opportunities can be quite challenging, given the ...
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Who should I address in the cover letter?

I am applying for a postdoc position. A professor advertises the position, and applications are made directly to the professor. His name, email address, etc., is on the "where to send" part. ...
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Postdoc in the US: should one inform other departments of a received offer?

I got an offer for a postdoc in a great US university A. I am still waiting to hear from another postdoc position also in a great US university B. The search committee at university B mentioned that ...
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CEA vs CNRS for permanent researcher positions in France

I am trying to find a permanent researcher position in France. I'm applying to job openings in CEA and CNRS. Though I have some understanding of how CNRS operates and working conditions, salaries, etc,...
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Schedule for Job Applications

When applying for a postdoc position or a tenure track job in the US, most universities have application deadlines between October and December, and send out offers between January and March. I am ...
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When to reply the email of a job offer?

I got an email with a written job offer for a faculty position in the US. A question that I never saw addressed is about the timing of replying to a written offer email. Should I acknowledge and thank ...
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Different strategies to mentioning the need for negotiating a faculty position in the US

Today I received a written offer from a great US department in my field (Biology) and still did not reply to the email. I want to start negotiations about a few points in that offer, but I need also a ...
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In the U.S. academia, why do many institutes never send rejection letters for postdoc positions (to save the hassling of inquiries from applicants)?

As far as I know, many, if not most institutes in United States never send rejection letters for postdoc positions. As a result, applicants have to keep asking them to update the status. Is there a ...
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"Major Sub-projects" and "Publication Strategy" on Job Application

I am applying for a faculty position. The position is not intended for one particular project but rather part of a research group in political science. In addition to overall ambitions for this ...
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How can I attract good postdocs?

I work as a research group leader at a top-100 university in Europe and supply of good PhD students is good, both from within the university and from other places in Europe. However, attracting good ...
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Suggestions for learning new techniques during postdoc training

I am about to finish my PhD. My PhD work mainly have computational biology focus(60%) and rest of them are experimental biology. Due to lack of experimental biology goal I am thinking of learning new ...
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Dealing with discouragement during the academic job hunt

Similar to this site's question on impostor syndrome, what strategies would people recommend for dealing with self-doubt and discouragement on the academic job market? It's not that I think I'm an ...
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Job talks: A few detailed topics, or loosely discussing many projects?

I have a job talk for a tenure-track assistant professorship coming up, and I am having trouble deciding on the format. I have a few ideas/options, and I'd like to hear the perspective of some folks ...
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How many times do people ask the same referees for reference letters to get a postdoc position normally?

When you look for a postdoc position, how many times do you ask your references to write a letter? I know it depends on the working place, but what do you think in your region? I sometimes feel it's ...
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How does accepting a non-faculty staff job affect faculty applications?

I am currently employed as a postdoc. I recently received an offer for a non-faculty online instructional staff position while simultaneously applying for several faculty (tenure track and non-tenure ...
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What will a search committee do when a letter writer does not respond?

I have submitted my applications for faculty positions, and one of my recommenders ask that I make sure their letters show "received" in the application portals. Some of the applications ...
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Question About Resigning Mid-Semester [duplicate]

I just accepted a non-academic job 10 days before the start of spring semester. It's too good to pass up - nearly double pay, remote, in my field, etc. - and they would like a start date in mid-...
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Postdoc wanting to go to industry - need advice

I have been a STEM postdoc for almost 7 years. I am based in Australia and currently looking for a permanent position, preferably in industry. As I have not done this transition, I would appreciate it ...
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Are PhDs always obligated to stay involved in research, even after graduation?

I have the impression that PhDs are expected to always be involved in research and have (or eventually get) some sort of peer reviewed publication, even after graduation. I'm gravely concerned now ...
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What are the pros and cons of working in a small or a large department?

If somebody has two tenure-track offers from two institutions of similar standing, with similar pay and tenure requirements, but one has a large department and one a small one, what are the pros and ...
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Preparation for data scientist interviews for final year PhD student [closed]

I would like to check/ask if there is anything particular that I need to prepare for data scientist interviews. I am quite unsure/lost about the requirements since I am coming from academia (see my ...
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