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Should I report a professor who has multiple girlfriends at the same time? [closed]

A professor I'm familiar with has multiple partners, none of whom are his direct students, supervisees, or university affiliates. As he married to none of them, I understand that having multiple ...
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Is a professor who's never had to write a grant application disadvantaged in the job market?

As I understand it, today's professors spend a large amount of time writing grant applications, many of which fail. As a result, I'm thinking of endowing a professorship someday with enough funds to ...
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How Would You React If a Student Complained to the Dept. Chair About You but Later Apologized and Disclosed Mental Illness? [closed]

After experiencing a lot of stress during my last undergrad. semester (and an episode of depression caused by my favorite professor declining to be my grad. advisor due to retirement), I worried that ...
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Is it common to ask professors for an editable copy of their lecture notes (so I can improve them)?

I'm a grad student in Italy, for context. My professor wrote some lecture notes about a course I just finished. They are not well written, not because the professor isn't good but because he wrote ...
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Professor expressed interest in collaboration, but remains unresponsive and unreliable. How to proceed?

About 6 months ago, when I was searching for postdoc positions, one of the professors whom I contacted encouraged me to write a joint paper to make a possibility of my invitation to his group. I tried ...
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How long to wait before contacting another arm's length referee?

Good afternoon, I am trying to find an external referee to review and evaluate an application package for a postdoctoral fellowship. This assessment, which is a required element of the application, is ...
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Part time Phd- Does it count negative in the path to becoming a Professor?

If some do a part-time PhD in Germany and work as full time in a research institute? Will it count as negative to become a professor.
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Can I write I worked as a referee in a journal in my CV? [duplicate]

I have recently reviewed an article. I am applying for a Ph.D. position nowadays so I am upgrading my CV and writing the professors. Is it ok if I write that I worked as a referee and mention the ...
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Part Time(Germany) vs Full Time PhD(Netherland) [closed]

I have a very complex situation. I am doing my PhD from last 14 months in the area of Computational Social Science in Germany. I have 2 publication(1 workshop and 1 Journal), 2 submitted paper(Tier 1 ...
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How can I deal with a professor who refuses to communicate?

Required information: Germany, maths, and undergraduate Situation: In order to finish my undergraduate degree, I have to do one final oral exam with two professors (A & B). However, A and B refuse ...
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Is it fine to exclude an email salutation for short messages?

I've had a habit of always starting with "Dear Prof. X" but have noticed professors sometimes drop the header past the first reply. For shorter emails, is it polite to omit these formalities ...
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Should I discuss with professor before joining research internship? [closed]

Hypothetically: a MS student, and have an offer for an internship related to what I've been academically working on. I know some information on the current projects of the people that work in the same ...
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Is it ok to write a professor again who did not reply me yet? [duplicate]

I have written a professor who has an available Ph.D. position with my CV. After 3 days the professor replied with an apology for being late and said she went through my CV carefully and my work ...
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Is it common to include author without any contribution in a paper? [duplicate]

I have recently finished a paper and send it to my supervisor for review. He corrected it and before submission, he added some authors (some labmates, collaborators) who have no idea about my project. ...
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What is the benefit of review a scientific paper as a referee? [duplicate]

I got an invitation to review a scientific paper from a journal. I accepted the offer to review but was wondering what benefits I might get if I review a paper? Can I write it in my CV as I will be ...
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What are some criteria to get an Australian PhD scholarship? [closed]

I want to apply for a PhD in Australia and I wrote a professor (who has an open position) with my CV. He was very positive in his mail and encouraged me to apply for that position. Now I want to know ...
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How can I strengthen my submitted graduate application?

I am applying for a master degree in Germany. I have submitted my application but wish to strengthen it as I want to be accepted. What can I do to enhance my application? Can I contact any of the ...
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Are reputations earned and questions answered on Stack community considered as worthy publications?

Are reputations earned and questions answered on Stack Exchange community considered as worthy publications? Can they be included or considered as publications?
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Dual Job by a Professor in Europe

I have seen many professor are working in a research institute and also a full-time professor at a University. How is it feasible? Are they involve in the dual job and getting a salary from a research ...
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Is it okay to ask your professor about the final exam that I took 3 years ago?

So in my first year of university, I failed one class. I was really good at that subject and had great grades but because of my final exam, I have failed it. I felt discourages and thought that maybe ...
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I ghosted my previous supervisor for 15 days. How to improve my situation?

TL;DR: I ghosted (i.e. suddenly ceased communication with no explanation) my previous supervisor for 2 weeks when I had to do some minor final job regarding to my already finished thesis work due to ...
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I have been shortlisted for a professor position in Germany (ranked 3 out of 4). What chances do I have to be offered the position? [closed]

I recently got to know that I am third in a shortlist of four candidates for a full professor position in a German university. I am not that experienced about German academia, since I worked in other ...
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Mailing professor to inquire about his research paper [closed]

I want to ask some questions to a professor about his recently developed model. Is writing Inquiry Regarding XXX Model as email subject good?
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Shall I go and see my advisor's father who is on his death bed?

In my country in East Asia, it is extremely impolite if I don't do it when I have this information. However, the US and the EU are known to be more "professional", in my humble opinion. So, ...
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How do I convince professors about my research interests?

I'm applying to a coursework + thesis masters programme and am wondering how specific do I have to be when mentioning my research interests in my email to a potential advisor. I have applied to ...
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Where can I pay professional researchers online to verify my results and answer my questions? [duplicate]

I am looking for professional help to verify some results I am working on and maintaining in a write-up. However, I can't get anyone for free since I was forced to leave my old university, Case ...
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Professorship without PhD in the United States

In the discussion made in comments to this question, it has been stated that in France, it is possible (though improbable) to become a professor without having PhD. It made me curious if there is such ...
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What are some reasons to get your work rejected? [duplicate]

I have submitted one of my work in a good journal (impact factor 6) and I got rejection after a few weeks. Though I was pretty sure that I covered all the experiments or stuff they can ask for. The ...
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Is it ok if I write to all professors that are offering Ph.D. positions the same email?

I saw some Ph.D. positions from a particular university. Most of the projects align well with my interest. So before applying, I want to write the professors some queries (e.g. just to know what he is ...
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When should a professor recommend a student drop out of college?

I am a college professor, and sometimes I learn of a student's career goals. I think some should drop out despite having good grades. If they do not learn much (because they are advanced or because ...
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Improving work relationship with my advisor

I'm new to the research scene. I asked my advisor questions about the suggestions he gave in a couple of meetings. From then on, he insulted me a few times whenever he has to provide feedback on my ...
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Do US universities allow a professor to work in a brothel?

Watch Sold in America: The Workers at 5:15, the owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch Dennis Hof says: I have three PhDs working for me. One of them is a professor at UNLV (University of Nevada, Las ...
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Should I take threats from a former professor seriously?

Some Context: A member of my MA thesis committee, for whom I was also a GA (graduate assistant), threatened me several times while I was still in my masters program (last year). For example, she ...
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Masters application: No mentions of funding on professor's acceptance response for an Masters position

Hope everyone's doing great. This is with reference to asking for views/opinions on how to approach this situation based on your similar experiences in past during masters applications. Upon multiple ...
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Should I Disclose Mental Health Conditions to a Potential Advisor Before Applying to the Program? [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of questions about whether or not to disclose mental health issues to advisors, but the difference is that I'm asking whether to disclose these conditions before they agree to ...
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Can One Poorly Written Research Paper Derail Your Academic Future? [duplicate]

As mentioned in prior posts, I experienced a lot of stress and an episode of depression during my last undergraduate semester. The stress was caused by constant moving and housing insecurity for half ...
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Do visiting professors make for good PhD supervisor?

I am currently thinking about pursuing a public policy PhD after my MA is completed. One of my top target schools employs a visiting professor who has been at that university for the past several ...
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Do US university professors consider papers published in IJERT [closed]

Do US university professors consider papers published in International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT)? For an undergraduate student applying for research program, what do ...
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Minimizing cheating in online final exam?

What technologies or techniques are practical for minimizing cheating and collaboration in a University final examination that is to be held online? I have seen some third-party arrangement which ...
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How can a student stop/report conversations with a professor that make her uncomfortable, while avoiding negative consequences for the student?

I have some concerns about the behavior of a professor whose class I am taking, Professor A. First, Professor A has been trying to involve me in his attempts to get another professor in the ...
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Friendship with Professor okay?

My professor and I walk to and from for every class I have with her, I am a female senior student and my professor is in her 30's. I've gotten to know her really well, we even had a random dinner ...
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How to write a research proposal for a PhD position?

I want to apply for a Ph.D. position in a group where there is only their research summary written on the homepage. An applicant should write a research proposal and if the PI likes it then they will ...
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How to proceed if email asking for a recommendation letter hasn't gotten a response after 3 weeks (during COVID-19 pandemic)?

I know this question has been asked before but here is the Covid-19 Pandemic Edition: I emailed my professor asking if they would consider writing me a LOR almost a month ago and haven't gotten a ...
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How to Interpret This Response to a LOR Request [duplicate]

As I mentioned in my last post, I experienced a lot of stress during my last undergraduate semester as well as an episode of depression due to my professor's upcoming retirement. (I deeply admired her ...
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How to approach a PhD if I want to have a career in academia?

I am towards the end of the first year of my PhD where most of my time went towards doing courses and a small research project in our lab. I plan to continue in academia after my PhD and aspire to get ...
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Do I have to tip the bartenders and hotel staff, when a U.S. University hosts an event for researchers?

Prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, I attended a generously-funded research meeting that included a hotel stay, free dinners and bar drinks. There was a dedicated bar section just for us. 😋 I always ...
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My PI is irresponsible and I worry about my career as a postdoc [closed]

I am a postdoc in life sciences in the US and have started my postdoc around 6 months ago. I am at a great (top-10) university. I like the university, lots of smart people and friendly environment. I ...
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Approaching Professors for Technical Consulting/Endorsement

I work for a technology company and our company is interested in inviting some professors to review some of our recent technological innovation. It'd be more like writing an endorsement, or a preface ...
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How long does it take from the application for a professorship to the invitation to a lecture?

On average, how long does it take from applying for a professorship to being invited to a lecture, provided that one is actually invited? I am referring to an application for W2/W3 professorships in ...
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US Academia and sick days

In a comment to their answer to the question Faculty member brought sick (feverish) child to class - is this unethical?, the user Anonymous Physicist writes: " @quarague It's okay to cancel class for ...

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