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Questions tagged [job-search]

The search for employment, inside academia or outside of it, by students and by academics.

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Finding mathematics postdoc opportunities in India

I am Ph.D. advisor to X, a rising 5th-year Ph.D. student in pure mathematics at a mid-tier US research university. X and I are trying to prepare for his upcoming job search. In my opinion X is ...
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Efficient way to determine potentially good AI research groups in mainland Europe

So I want to go about and compare different research groups for their standing, their potential for an exciting and fruitful environment etc. My field is Software Engineering with a heavy tendency ...
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Job market in academia: applied/computational math vs. pure math

Many people told me it is much more easier for an applied/computational mathematician to find a job in U.S. than a pure mathematician. I believe that it is largely due to the fact that applied/...
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Invited to interview for several postdoc positions - how to proceed?

I'm currently in the process of applying for postdoc positions. So far I've applied for four, and to my surprise I've been invited to interview for three of them (1 phone, 1 Skype, 1 face to face) so ...
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How does one find an academic career coach?

Inquiring for a client with a PhD (public policy/labor studies) who has been hunting for a tenure-track position for 4 years (I'm an editor). Like many emerging scholars, she works at several adjunct ...
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How to get into IT industry/consulting work without forfeiting the academic duties

I am currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Computer Science/Information Technology. I like the academic job that I have been doing over last five years and I am comfortable with the teaching ...
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How do you think about volunteering helpers and two-body problem for PhD

I am an international student and I just got the offer of a very good D.Phil. program in an elite university in the UK. My only concern is the "two-body problem", i.e., I have to get involved into a ...
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Job statistics for academic subfields

For sufficiently small subfields, the number of jobs is small enough to count manually. For example, the HEP rumor mill counts all high energy physics jobs in the US. The number of jobs per year is in ...
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Is there more competition for postdoc/faculty positions in the biological sciences, compared to similar positions in the health sciences?

I am seeking advice/input from graduate students and faculty within the fields of health sciences and integrative physiology/biology regarding employment opportunities, competition, and compensation ...
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What’s a good resource to track academic jobs in Germany?

Lots of countries have their own websites for recruiting academic faculty. I just can’t find the go-to resource for Germany. Do any of you guys have any tips?
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Submitting feedback to hiring committee on job candidates — stay positive or say negative things too?

As they do every year, my department is running multiple searches for faculty hires. After all the talks for a given position, the committee solicits feedback on the job candidates. When submitting ...
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time management for applications: apply more or apply better?

I am a postdoc applying for tenure-track assistant professorship positions. I am writing one application per day and have less time that positions to apply for: some job offers expire before I am able ...
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Visiting scholar vs. Visiting Researcher?

This question is partly inspired by Visiting Student/Scholar. What are the differences, if any, between a Visiting Researcher and a Visiting Scholar in terms of hiring, duties, and prestige? Or do ...
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Should I send letters of recommendation for a faculty job application that doesn't require them?

I am applying to a faculty position. The application announcement says they require a cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement, but does not mention letters of recommendation. ...
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How to write a letter to work at an university?

I'm writing a speculative letter to work at university in Siberia. My real motivation is that I'm slowly changing my mind. After graduation I immediately started working as engineer because I thought ...
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Undergraduate Interviewing for Research Assistant Jobs- Tips?

So, after having an interest in pursuing a full time position in research to live and breathe research without class commitments in hopes of building a strong skillset, I decided to pursue job ...
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“Professional contribution” in Australia for the purpose of applying for a Lecturer position

For the purpose of applying for a lecturer position in Australia in computer science, what is actually a "professional contribution"? This phrase occurs among the selection criteria but seems to me ...