Questions tagged [job]

On the duties, responsibilities, titles, and benefits associated with an academic job. (For questions on searching for an academic job, use 'job-search' instead.)

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Adjunct offered and accepted a Full-time 1-year contract, then told to “disregard” by HR staff

I am having some trouble getting a straight answer from my school. At the start of Fall I was offered a 1-year Full-time (FT) Temporary position by appointment letter approved by the school President. ...
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What is the job market like in terms of research positions in the industry for continuous optimizers?

I know that PhDs in continuous optimization do find research positions at Amazon, Facebook, and Google. But that's just a few places, and I'm hoping to get a more comprehensive view of the research ...
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I'm applying for a faculty position; should I mention that my research interests align with those of the department's faculty (stating their names)?

I am applying for a faculty position. I am very familiar with the works of two professors in that department and we share similar research interests; Also, I have them cited in my articles. As I'm ...
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What are job regulations for early career researchers in US compared to Germany?

In Germany, the job of a scientist for the public sector is regulated in a way that on time limited contracts which are the general case you can work at most 6 years before achieving your PhD and at ...
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Applying for a job as a PhD student

I started my PhD upon the acceptance to my current university because this got so many people excited about me, and I didn't want to disappoint them. I finished my PhD coursework with excellent marks, ...
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Going to academia after research job in industry

I have received an offer for an R&D position in a private company. I see that they do quality science, not differently from universities in my field, and they have awesome labs. Plus it’s a fixed ...
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How to state incomplete Ph.D in CV (not defended yet)?

I have read few tags and i could not find appropriate answers. So, here i am writing again. I have completed my Ph.D research work, and completed all the credits required and published a paper. but i ...
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Can I continue my previously developed idea in my new work place?

I had developed a research idea with my colleagues in my previous work place. However, recently I have left the job and joined in a new work place. I also know that none of the colleagues in my ...
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Previous University Refusing to Supply Basic Details Required for VISA Application for Another Job

I am a recent PhD graduate from a (large) university in the UK. I have a job offer that I have already accepted that is based in another country. I require basic information from my university for a ...
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Strange/impolite to request a faculty I've not met before to have a look at a postdoc research proposal I've written?

I'm submitting postdoctoral applications to a few places to receive external grants, and I've written a proposal all by myself. However, I'm planning to come back to academia after two years in ...
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How to reject a postdoc job offer politely while keeping the door open for potential future collaboration?

A colleague of mine received two postdoc job offers from two universities in the same city. He finds the two projects very interesting. He made his decision and now is drafting an email to reject one ...
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What is the letter of experience for faculty position?

I am going to apply for a faculty position. One the required documents is titled" Letter of Experience". Do you know what is this letter. Is there any special format for that? Need to say, they have ...
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Is the original PhD certificate required for a post-doctoral position in Germany?

I am online applying for a postdoctoral position in Germany. I have the electrical copy of my PhD certificate, and that is sufficient for my application. But the original copy of the certificate is in ...
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What are diplomas, postgraduate courses, specialization, training courses?

I am going to apply for some faculty positions. In the application form they need some information in the category titled: postgraduate courses, specialization and training courses and diploma. I have ...
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Extended position start date. How to extend it again while waiting for waiver?

I was on a Fulbright in the US during my Ph.D., and returned to my country upon completion of my studies. I was in the US on a J1 visa, which requires that you return to your home country for two ...
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How would I fill out my employer on the graduate-school application?

I need to fill out a short history of my work experience (including volunteer). It’s not very critical for the admissions decision (they will have my CV, which is much more important), but I still ...
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What should a candidate ask in an informal phone call to Hiring Person in Department

Many positions, especially in UK, have an email or phone number for the Head of Department. What should a candidate ask in these informal phone calls about academic posts? Example: For informal ...