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The act of moving up an academic rank, such as from an assistant to associate professor.

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Can you get promoted to Associate Professor at the University of Sydney if you have good research outputs but not ARC grant? [closed]

Currently considering resigning from an associate prof position in the US to take up a lecturer one at Sydney Uni but am worried that promotion might be very hard to get without ARC funding. No one in ...
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How to use Altmetric when drafting an application for tenure-track promotion?

My university is a signatory of the DORA declaration which recognizes the need to improve the ways in which researchers and the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated (beyond Journal Impact ...
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How to evaluate researchers?

Based on a recent question that seems closed or deleted, where the OP couldn't keep pace with his/her colleagues, I found it important to raise the questions of how researchers are evaluated to get ...
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Is it exploitative that an institution offered me associate professor when I am qualified for full (and have been full at a previous institution)? [closed]

I am an international academic having received my degrees in 4 different countries. I began my career in a highly prestigious position in industry, but thoroughly enjoyed research so made a move into ...
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How do professors advance from 2nd to 1st class in France?

There are three classes of professors in French universities: second, first, and exceptional. I understand that within each class there are several ranks which seem to be based mostly on time since ...
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What are the tips for getting promoted to a Program Coordinator at a 2-year college?

I am a fresh graduate from my graduate program who just landed a casual instructor position at a 2-year college. In the 2-year college that I will be working for, instructors are usually hired as a ...
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Promotion But No Change in Salary?

Recently I received notification that my application for tenure and promotion to associate professor was approved. However, I have not yet received a letter indicating what this actually means as far ...
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Is there any reason not to go up for promotion?

I started my first permanent academic position as a Lecturer at at UK university in Autumn 2019. More than one of my senior colleagues seems very eager to get me promoted to a Reader as soon as ...
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Why was I offered an associate professorship after applying for an assistant professorship position? How will this be perceived?

I have applied for an assistant professorship at a top-tier Chinese university. After interviewing with them, they are now offering me a position: an associate professorship! I find this very ...
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MSc in education for an assistnat professor in computer science

What are your thoughts about getting an MSc in education while being an assistant professor? my UK university requires assistant professors to go through a number of courses, and upon completing them ...
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Asked to write a letter of recommendation for promotion for an abusive former professor

I've recently been asked to write a letter of recommendation for tenure and promotion for my former advisor from graduate school. This is for a potential promotion/tenure a few years down the line. ...
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Is it worth regularly publishing in unknown business & management journals?

I notice some business & management full professors regularly publish in unknown or low rank journals. Yet I have previously been advised to be very careful where I publish. Is there value in the '...
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Is promotion from staff scientist to professor possible? (Considering job offer in US)

I am a researcher making its way (very slowly) to professor in Europe. After several years of effort and relocations, I have now my own research program and have earned a promotion to supervise PhD ...
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Letter for Advisor's Promotion

I've been asked by my former department to write a letter for my doctoral advisor's promotion. What kind of information do departments typically want in these letters? They specifically asked to ...
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Research promotions in the middle of post-doc contract

I noticed that a few people in my field (Computer Science / Community Informatics) have taken up post-doc positions immediately after their PhD but within a year of starting those post-docs have been ...
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Which is more important in academic promotion: getting funding, or its secondary effects? [closed]

Follow up question to How does research funding work in determining academic promotions? since it was too broad. Take two equally talented researchers, Alice & Bob. Alice has acquired a large ...
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Can one compensate for poor funding performance elsewhere in determining academic promotion?

Follow up question to How does research funding work in determining academic promotions? since it was too broad. Take two equally talented researchers, Alice & Bob. To what extent will it matter ...
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Does the source of funding matter in determining academic promotion?

Follow up question to How does research funding work in determining academic promotions? since it was too broad. Based on this answer, one needs to get funding to be promoted. Does the source of the ...
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Is there a structured meritocracy outside of academia? [closed]

I am an engineering PhD student in the "academic bubble". I have no personal connections to the industry and have little to no clue as to how it operates. One of the things that appeals to me most ...
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Assistant professor does not collaborate with or cite fellow department members, despite them being experts on the topic

I serve on a Promotion and Tenure committee for an assistant professor who has (in my opinion) a lack of professional courtesy and collaborative attitude. This professor will collaborate and publish ...
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Personal contribution in N-author articles vs single author articles

In a given field there are essentially two types of articles, N-author articles and single author articles. Related to this fact, I wonder how a committee when evaluating someone for a tenure ...
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What happens when departmental tenure and promotion committee falsifies the record? [closed]

The department I work in has been dysfunctional, and there is a history of reversals of decisions where both yes and no votes were overturned by the university level committee. Very recently, a ...
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How to communicate realistic expectations for science faculty research to administration

I teach at a small US liberal arts college with no graduate students. There is no support for research, and the teaching load is 4-6 courses per year. A colleague was recently denied promotion to ...
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Common for department guidelines/traditions to require tenure track academics rotate courses? [closed]

In the context of academics in research universities on their tenure track; how common is it for their promotion and tenure to be conditioned upon how many courses they have taught? Is it more or ...
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Academic Progression via Promotion vs via Recruitment

I'm currently a postdoc at School A at a certain university in Australia. On another campus of the same university, there's a vacant assistant professor position at Shcool B. I was intending to apply ...
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Obtaining Letter of Support from Colleagues External to University for P&T

I am planning to apply for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor this Fall 2018. In our institution, it is not required to obtain the external letter of support for the application towards ...
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Besides salary, is there any difference between "classes" of faculty in France?

While learning about the different faculty jobs in France, I discovered that the two different ranks of faculty are subdivided in classes: maitre de conférence are sorted in "normal class" and "...
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Leveraging offers [closed]

I am currently working as a full time lecturer after two years of unemployment post disatorous tenure denial. I have two on campus visits lined up for associate professor positions. The lecturer ...
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Benefits of being a guest editor of a journal?

In recent months, I've begun receiving invitations to serve as a "guest editor" for various journals from publishers I've worked with in the past that I believe are reputable. I recognize that there'...
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How are junior professors evaluated for promotion? [closed]

This is a naive question, coming from someone who has never had an academic job. I'm asking what is involved when a junior professor is promoted. My question is wide, since I don't understand academic ...
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How to handle severe illness in promotion and tenure reports?

I have been suffering from a chronic, progressive disease the last few years, but during this past spring semester, it advanced much more rapidly, leading to massive declines in both my physical and ...
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Semi-solicited motivation letter for professorship

I would like to be promoted to a full professor (who wouldn't?!). I have a competitive track record, publication index, and, above all, demonstrated capacity to bring in Big Money. I know my little ...
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How can you argue that your leading publication venue is important?

I am applying for academic promotion and as part of my case I would like to argue that having published x FOCS, y STOC and z SODA papers is impressive. However, I have been told by our head of ...
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How to refer to MOOC on an academic CV? [duplicate]

Quick question for the collective. Is it appropriate to list completion of online courses (eg. Coursera) on your academic CV? I'm in medicine, but want to articulate that I am expanding my skill set ...
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How should a student address a professor in a letter of recommendation?

I am a graduate student in Computer Science, and I recently received an email from my department requesting that I write a letter of recommendation for a professor who is being considered for a ...
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To what extent do academic promotions share similarities with promotions in industry?

My question is quite simple. In Industry, you get your job, be productive, get an MBA (in many cases), get into management, etc., etc., In academia, you are productive, get your research published, ...
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Do teaching an advance course helps in evaluation and tenure? [closed]

Do teaching an advance course helps in promotion or it does not matter?
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Is it common to seek outside letters for the third-year renewal of an assistant professor?

I often write promotion letters for faculty going up for tenure or promotion to full professor. For those who are unaware, this involves reviewing a candidate's entire portfolio including research ...
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Are there studies testing whether academia rewards researchers based on number of publications?

I would like to know whether any scientific study has tested a hypothesis relating number of publications to career advancement. It is often suggested that hiring and promotion decisions at research ...