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What is the typical time between application and contact for a postdoc on Norway?

I recently applied to a postdoc position in Norway, this was an advertised role in an engineering department rather than a fellowship application. I had a brief email exchange with the hiring ...
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No reply after almost two months since the first interview

At the beginning of March I applied for a postdoc position that was very close to the research topic of my PhD. I also sent an email to the Professor who posted the position in order to persuade him ...
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Do PhD students at “prestigous” universities publish less as students?

I'm a 4th year PhD student in Education, and I'm noticing a trend that no one seems to be able to explain to me. I'm at a large state school (ranked ~30 in education, better in my discipline for ...
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What are your thoughts about “Research Assistant Professor”? [closed]

I came across a job post of "Research Assistant Professor" in the biology/medical field. This institution (ranked #50-100 in National Universities) states that this is a great opportunity to ...
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Timeline for late tenure track positions

I have been waiting for a week after my first-round interview for a tenure track position in the US. The interview went well, I think, and ended up with a nice response from the chair of search ...
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For non-English-speaking countries: Can I use my PhD to prove my knowledge of English for a UK visa?

I was browsing through the needed documents for a skilled worker visa and I found that I need to prove my level of English as a requirement, but I've also found that I need a UK PhD certificate (I ...
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Sending a follow up email for a research assistant position

I have submitted an application for a research assistant position in field of psychology and neuroscience in the USA. The person to whom I submitted my application seems to be the lab manager (not ...
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Faculty job application - search committee chair, dept head, and follow up emails

I recently interviewed for a tenure track position in a public R1 University. There were 4 candidates. The last one interviewed at the beginning of April. Two weeks ago, I have been told by the chair ...
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Searching for academic jobs within a specific city

I am currently in the job market and due to personal issues I am geographically limited and cannot relocate. I was wondering what would be a good strategy to go about the job search. There are only 3 ...
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Invited to a meeting where I will receive a postdoc offer, what should I discuss/prepare the meeting?

I had a postdoc (field is computer science) interview 2 weeks ago. The HR team told me that the panel is willing to offer me the position and want to discuss the details in a 30mins Zoom meeting. This ...
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Are there any careers in psychology, where you don't have to interact with people, for most time? [closed]

I am a psychology student, just finished my BA. I like the subject psychology, but i just don't like interacting with people. I would prefer to work alone. I wouldn't mind once in a while interactions ...
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Applying for two Assistant Professor job posts on different subjects, but very related

I am preparing my application for two job positions for the same university on different subjects, but they are highly related to each other. Based on my knowledge and experience (PhD in applied ...
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Can you contact PI (informally) about the decision timeline of the postdoc?

I had a postdoc interview more than 2 weeks ago where the panel told me that they will not be avalaible due the entire next week (Easter holiday) and I should expect a decision a week later (or 2 ...
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Career advice for a Physics PhD Student? [closed]

I am currently in the first year of my physics Ph.D. program at The University of Notre Dame focused on condensed matter physics. While in undergrad, I specialized in optics which I also enjoyed. I ...
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Contacting a potential PhD supervisor for a second time after some months

A couple of months ago, I mailed a potential PhD supervisor with the question whether she has an open position available in her research group. She replied that at the moment, she didn't have an open ...
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Can MEng Students Get R&D Jobs in Robotics Area in the US?

I got the Mechanical MEng offer of a top university a few weeks ago. I'm still not sure if I want to peruse a PhD but I do want a job about R&D related to robotics in the future. I'm sure there ...
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Why do big companies ask for conference instead of journal publications?

It is generalized that journal publications are normally more complete research papers than those in conference proceedings. However, when applying for a job in the industry, most companies (e.g. ...
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Including non first author papers as “sample papers” on academic job application

Academic job applications often require one to submit a few recent papers in the application. I have been a postdoc for the past couple of years and my role has primarily been advising: coming up with ...
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What funding sources are available for mathematicians in Italy? [closed]

In addition to European funds (ERC grants), what funding sources are available for researchers in mathematics working (or aiming to work) in Italy at different career stages ((1) postdoc, (2) RTDa/...
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Job Advice for Pursuing a Tenure-Track Position in the U.S. (Postdoc in the U.S., Teaching-track/lecturer in the U.S., Tenure-track abroad)

I am a PhD candidate in the U.S. institute, who wants to pursue a tenure-track job in the U.S. eventually. This year, my applications for TT jobs in the U.S. are unsuccessful (one offer of a TT job in ...
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Should I include a letter of recommendation in my dossier for teaching positions?

I'm a full professor in a STEM field about to go on the job market for teaching professorships because of a terminal financial emergency at my current institution (a liberal arts college). I am ...
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Getting an extra advisor late in my PhD

TLDR: what's the smoothest way of getting a professor as a third advisor in the penultimate year of my PhD without offending my current advisors? (Note: I know I am lucky and this is not a big problem,...
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Postdoc interview presentation doesn't explcitly mention a research plan, should I include one?

I was invited for a postdoc presentation of 10 minutes. The title of the presentation is "Challenges and Opportunities in problem Z". The email didn't give any other information whether I ...
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On the qualification for teacher-researcher/enseignant-chercheur (MCF) positions in France and its recent abolition - what exactly does the law say?

My question is about the necessity of the qualification for teacher-researcher/enseignant-chercheur (maître de conférence- abbreviated as MCF below) positions in France and its recent abolition in ...
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I was invited to an unexpected and urgent second postdoc interview (in less than 24h) - Is this fair?

I had postdoc at a top 10 university in the world. The email of the first interview said I should expect questions around the job description. The first interview was very smooth and I felt very good ...
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Current timeline for hiring a tenure-track position amid the pandemic

Even though there are already a lot of posts concerning the timeline for hiring a tenure track position in the US, I am curious to know the current timeline amid the COVID-19 pandemic starting 2020. ...
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The hiring process for a postdoc position in the US

I need a piece of advice. I found an interesting postdoc position one month ago. I applied all required documents (CV and cover letter) and 4-5 days later I was interviewed by the group (including ...
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Three questions on (finding) permanent positions in France

I've a few questions about permanent positions in the universities in France. P.S. if you think question # 3 deserves to be asked as a separate question, please let me know, and I'll do so. As far as ...
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Why do faculty members prefer students at their own institution for part time research positions?

I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree and have been looking for part-time research positions since I can't find a job. I have not heard back from any professors at institutions other than ...
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Who reviews the postdoc file applications? (UK)

I was informally invited to apply for a postdoc position at a university in the UK. The professor will be the PI of that project and said I can use the resume and the covering letter I had once for a ...
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In France, is it possible to research at a postdoctoral level as a freelancer, not being on a regular contract?

Perhaps this question is slightly out of scope for this page, but I still ask here. Can you work for a university/academic institution as a researcher or as a teacher, with the status of a freelancer? ...
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Job Application - Non-Tenure Track and Tenure Track in One Ad

I am working on an application for a job ad that lists available tenure-track and non-tenure track jobs in the same ad. I would want (and am qualified for) either position, but there are, of course, ...
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Should I address a “Charge de Recherche” or “Directeur de recherche” in France as “Prof.”?

In France, the following are two of the main ways people get promoted in academic positions: Maître de Conférences (assistant professor whose responsibilities include teaching as well as research) -&...
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Applying to a job after just accepting an offer

I just accepted an offer after the usual cycle of tenure-track applications starting in December. However, there's another job posting I'm very interested in that was just posted now for some reason(*)...
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On obtaining references from people who don't know me in person but have cited my work

I'll be applying for a few academic positions (both postdoc and permanent positions in Western Europe.) I've done my PhD in pure math (from the US) and subsequent postdocs mainly in use of machine ...
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Is it reasonable to keep rejecting postdoc offers to honor your part of the agreement with a professor for another postdoc?

I met Professor X, during an interview at a high-ranking university in which I wasn't selected. Weeks later, the professor invited me for an informal video chat. He gave me a lot of feedback and told ...
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How should I frame my transition from an unsafe situation as I apply to other universities, pre-tenure?

How do I frame my exit from a state university under duress in applying for new jobs ? I am pre-tenure in the United States, and I find myself needing to change jobs because conditions at my ...
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A PI gave me 2 days to accept his offer after I mentioned I still have another interview. Is this normal?

Last week, I had a postdoc interview for a "senior" role. They call it senior because they've asked me to lead on a (perhaps the) research problem. For the interview, they asked me to ...
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Adjuncting with a “day job”?

Let's say I want to be a college professor, but the field I am interested in is known for having an unbelievably bad job market (worse than usual). We're talking people coming out of top 5 programs ...
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Is it Unethical to Work in Two Labs at Once?

I am a post-bac who is looking to gain some more experience doing psych research before applying to PhD programs in the fall. I am currently a lab manager at a cognition lab, but am essentially part-...
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I recieved a postdoc offer but I still have another postdoc interview. Should I accept or cancel? [duplicate]

This month, I have number of postdocs interviews planned. I just passed the first one and I did really good, the PI just send me an informal email telling me that I did really good and I should expect ...
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Are all postdoc jobs advertised?

I recently had a postdoc interview (at a research institution) in which I wasn't selected. After receiving the interview outcome, I decided to directly email the panel a few weeks later asking for a ...
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Jobs with PhD requirements [closed]

There many technical focused roles which demand a PhD degree as a necessary qualification. Is it possible to access those roles with a Master's + work experience?
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Enquiring about postdoc opportunities: should I contact professor directly or via recommendation/networking?

I have recently finished my PhD and I'd like to contact a professor to introduce myself and express my interest in doing a postdoc in their group. My doctoral supervisor is familiar with this ...
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When to withdraw other faculty applications: conditional offer letter or contract?

I've heard one should let search committees know when you've accepted another offer. What is the right time to do that? If I have an offer letter that is conditional on getting a work visa (which I ...
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Is it immoral to advise PhD students in non-industry-relevant topics in middle-lower ranked universities?

Currently, the situation in academia is that graduating from a top PhD program is almost a requirement for landing an R1 tenure-track job. However, many of these graduates will not end up at similarly ...
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Applying for postdocs and for Postdoctoral fellowships at the same time

On my hunt for a postdoc position, I have applied for some postdocs at many universities, but also I am applying for a postdoctoral fellowship (result date in July 2021) with a professor X at ...
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Applying for a postdoctoral fellowship in the UK, how can I find a host institution

It's been hard to find postdoc and I found a postdoctoral fellowship (in the UK) that I want to apply to. Since I do not live in the UK, it is required to find a host intuition within the UK that ...
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How to demonstrate the ability to represent your university at international meetings? (postdoc application form)

I was applying for a postdoc position and I came across this sentence in the online supporting statement. Ability to represent X University and the consortium at national and international meetings ...
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What to wear to a tenure track faculty Zoom interview (men)?

This interview is at a liberal arts college and will be 15 minutes. Is it necessary to wear a suit to this sort of interview or is it okay to wear a dress pants, dress shirt, and a tie? Update: There ...

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