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

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Getting into the Computer Science Industry

I am a soon to be fourth year graduate student in mathematics (PhD track). Originally, I wanted to work in academia, but am realizing this is an uncertain path. I feel compelled to finish my PhD ...
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About the opportunity remotely job offers & Cooperation on researchgate [closed]

I have seen some ob offer in research-gate for one paper which is more related to the other authors like this: Although the main other is working in industry and have low ability to move to another ...
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Should I mention I had no funding in my Ph.D experience?

A professor mentioned on his website that his looking for postdoctoral researchers. And he mentioned that interested people should sent a short research statement and added this link. Discuss where ...
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Would it be appropriate to send your CV to a researcher who gave you their business card a few years ago?

When I was presenting a paper at a conference ~3years ago, a researcher (who also happens to be a professor) gave me her business card after discussing with her after my presentation. Now that I’m ...
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Confusion - “CV including a summary of teaching experience”

I am going to apply for a visiting lecturer position at a US university. The job posting is mentioning that applicants should send (email) CV including a summary of teaching experience, and a teaching ...
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Precarious employment in academia: Why is there no labor union in academia? [closed]

Many positions in academia are precarious, when it comes to employment common behavior in academia would never be acceptable in industry. This applies equally to PhD students as well as to junior ...
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Would it be ok/wise to end my PhD contract after submitting my PhD thesis in order to be able to start a new job at that time?

I would like to start looking for a job in the period preceding the submission of my thesis, so that if I’m lucky and I find a job, I could end my PhD contract (around PhD submission time) and take on ...
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How can I find a good website for online tutoring? [closed]

How can I sift through the many online tutoring websites to find one that suits my needs? (My own needs are reasonable compensation and a client base that needs to learn high school to college ...
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How to prepare for the job market during a (pure math) PhD

First of all, I apologise if a similar question has been asked before, I did some research but couldn't find a satisfying answer. I'm a second-year pure math PhD-student (in EU, if that matters) in a ...
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Academic Positions in Physics/Astronomy

EDIT/TLDR: Professorships are hard to find so I’ve never expected one. With recent PhD admissions success, is becoming a university/liberal arts professor now realistic and how can I best meet that ...
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How to judge the relative prestige of named postdoctoral fellowships?

I see more and more named postdoctoral fellowships being advertised — sometimes funded by departments, sometimes by universities, and sometimes by government agencies or NGOs. I often notice ...
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I have an (UK) ordinary degree in mechanical engineering. Is it worth the paper it's printed on? [closed]

I've had absolutely no luck with job hunting. After months of applications, I've only gotten two interviews (both last year, before the pandemic), and the jobs I got interviews for weren't even ...
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Getting back into academia after years in industry

What aspects of one's resume will a faculty hiring committee care about for a candidate who was gone from academia for a decade, but has done good research during that time, including publishing a few ...
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Why not asking about updates of search process

I have a campus visit two weeks ago. The search committee chair told me that if I got a positive feedback, they will contact me, otherwise they will contact me after three weeks and half ( I assumed ...
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What do postdoc advisors/hiring committee typically look for in a potential theoretical high energy physics postdoc candidate? [closed]

I want to get a rough idea of how much post-doc advisors/hiring committee give weightage to the following factors in a potential postdoc hire. If I have missed out some factor(s), please mention them ...
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COVID-19 - Should I start applying for other jobs having accepted a post-doc verbal offer months ago?

I accepted a verbal post-doc offer from my future PI through email in late January. The university has asked me to fill out some forms for paperwork and visa application from time to time since then (...
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Finishing PhD and didn't secure a postdoc position: how to proceed?

Disclaimer: My PhD supervisor, while not a bad person, is a bad mentor and has given me bad advice in the past. So discussing this with him isn't really productive. I have talked to other people in ...
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In Preparation For The Job Market - On Day 1 of the PhD [closed]

There's a higher likelihood everyday that I am considering pursuing a PhD in my field, and ultimately, in applying for positions as a professor down the road. What I am trying to do is think ahead as ...
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Disclosure of academic dishonesty during background check for tenure track

I am a CS PhD student in my final year in North America and I will be applying for academia jobs starting Fall 2020. As far as I know, there will be some sort of background check during the hiring ...
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Should the postdoc interview focus on my research findings or transferrable skills that could be value of the research team that I am applying?

I will have a postdoc interview soon. I previously ask our community about whether I should prepare a PowerPoint. I got some great advice about preparing a deck of slides that would help me to clarify ...
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Is it necessary to prepare a Power Point presentation for a 30-minute postdoc interview?

I will have a postdoc interview soon. They asked me to introduce myself, what I am passionate about and interested in for a 30-minute. They did not specify if I should prepare a PowerPoint slideshow. ...
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Junior academic jobs in the time of COVID-19 [closed]

During these unprecedented times, it is quite hard to predict whether any recently advertised academic jobs will be still available next fall, as some countries might enforce social distancing or ...
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risk of shifting to online learning permanently [closed]

My university, like many others, has recently moved to remote teaching in response to the corona virus situation. In my department, the faculty have taken the lead on finding and adopting solutions to ...
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Asking search commitee for a specific teaching topic

I have an on campus visit for assistant professor position in CS department. The search committee sent me an email that they will soon send a topic for teaching demo. I am thinking of asking her to ...
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second on campus interview for TT faculty position (3rd interview total)

I have a question for anyone who might be a department chair or on a search committee. What does it mean if you get invited for a second on-campus interview? I have already been there once for a ...
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how should I describe my status in job applications? I have just passed my PhD oral defence

I have passed my PhD viva voce and submitted my revised thesis. Currently, I am waiting for my degree to be conferred which will take one to two months. How should I describe/introduce my academic ...
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Taking a break from industry and becoming an unpaid research assistant (or atleast getting involved in reserach at a school)

I am planning to take a break from industry (software) and want to work under a professor/lab on a research project for 3-6 months, computer science/computing related. I was wondering if people could ...
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Is it ethical to refuse a postdoc offer after lab visit [duplicate]

I am a Ph.D. student, close to finishing up. I am looking for a post doc position and have been in talks with multiple professors in various universities. However, most of them want me to visit their ...
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Point of weakness for tenure track postions

What is the greatest weakness point Question? I want to be honest when answering this question. Actually, I have a problem which speaking so fast in English (which is not my first language). So, I ...
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Postdoc interview aftermath

A bit about me: I finished my PhD in a Machine Learning related area couple years back. Got awards for my dissertation and have a decent publication profile by ML standards. I have been working in a ...
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Kinds of jobs that ex-biologist can apply? [closed]

I am in need of some “brainstorming” help/advice for my job search. Here is a brief re-cap of my situation: a person from Eastern Europe, did a lack-luster Ph.D with zero supervision or mentorship in ...
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Anthropology vs. Religious Studies graduate programs [closed]

This is my first post here and I'm looking for advice on the outlook of the field I guess. My undergrad background is in Anthropology, but my research is in anthropology of religion and can easily fit ...
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Timeline to start applying for faculty positions in the US

I want to start applying for faculty positions for Computer science positions in the US. Still march is good time to apply? Are there is a chance to get interviews or I am late?
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Should I tell hiring committee about my interview opportunity at another institution?

My situation might be slightly different from the question Should I tell other interviewers where else I've interviewed?. I have received an offer from my home institution (institution A), and the ...
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What is the point and how to organize 15 minutes research presentation for job interview?

How to be technically specific enough, and to present research history and future plans in 15 minutes? Should I plan as a presentation for a conference or should I follow strict rules for a job ...
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How to find a job without recommendation letters? [closed]

I am currently almost homeless and without job. Can someone please help me in right direction of finding an academic or non-academic job? Minimum salary will be acceptable. I hold a PhD in ...
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What are the criteria for associate professor habilitation in Italy in mathematics?

What are the official criteria that one needs to meet to achieve the national "associate professor" habilitation in Italy in mathematics?
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Is it possible to get a job in a philosophy department with a non-philosophy PhD?

As an undergraduate, I studied philosophy and the field in which I'm pursuing a PhD right now. Though I had passion for both fields, I chose this field because I did better in this field than I did in ...
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What are characteristics of “high quality” graduate research as viewed by a hiring committee?

When discussing the ability for a faculty candidate to find a job, SE users often say that the quality of graduate research overshadows the prestige of the school at which they received a graduate ...
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How to deal with guilt turning down non-tenure track faculty offer at current institution?

I recognize my questions have some overlap with this one and this one. I feel those are largely talking about different things, though. I am in a situation where I have been offered a non-tenure ...
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Response to selection criteria regarding health and wellbeing

I am prepareing response to answer selection criteria for a academic job in a university in Australia where the last question is Enthusiasm for addressing research questions relevant to human health ...
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Asking research committee about on-campus interview

I had an on-campus interview for a tenure track position last week in the US. The department chair told me that the results should be available within week. By today, a week is passed away. Is it ok ...
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Imminent unemployment, I have a screwed up CV; incompetent in my own field of PhD. Hoping for some perspective and advise? [duplicate]

I did my PhD recently and it took 5.5 years to complete. I had just 2 courses in my PhD, so the timeline is excessive owing to my lack of motivation during my 2-3rd year. I have also not taken any ...
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Math/stat postdoc: how important it is to be a 'named' postdoc?

It gives me the impression that an 'endowed' (named) postdoc is more prestigious than ordinary postdoc (e.g. grants postdoc). My question is how important it is compared to other factors (e.g. ...
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Using postdoc as a bridge to switch fields and transition from academia to industry

I am finishing a Ph.D. in psychology, but my goal is to find an industry job in biomedical engineering. Would an academic postdoc in biomedical engineering improve my prospects for an industry job in ...
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How can a double major in Physics and Math help outside Academia? [closed]

I am a freshman at Stony Brook right now and intend to pursue Theoretical physics in the future. I will likely apply to graduate school immediately after graduation and have no plans of working in the ...
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Building an academic career abroad

Good side of my background I'm 27 years old with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and now I'm about to finish my postdoctoral research. During my Ph.D. program, I've developed an innovative device ...
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How many full-time instructor positions to apply for as a Masters-holder? [duplicate]

I am leaving graduate school in May with a Master of Science in Mathematics. For the past few weeks, I have been applying to full-time instructor/lecturer positions (mostly 2-year with a few 4-year). ...
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In a new job; is it OK to recommend a partner for a job search?

I just started a new job teaching at a university last September; because of that, I’m also in a long-distance relationship. (We’re not married or even engaged at this point.) My partner is also in my ...

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