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

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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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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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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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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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Seeking Advice on Applying to a Competing University During Tenure Review

I am at a crucial point in my career and am in need of your collective insights. This year, I've applied for an associate professorship and tenure at my current institution, and my application has ...
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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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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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