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Questions about academic sabbaticals.

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Unresponsive advisor, job offer in limbo

I'm in a rough place right now in the homestretch of my PhD, and I'm looking for advice. I've recently reached out to my advisor about this, but they are not responding to my emails, hence me asking ...
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Effective ways of organising one's time during a sabbatical

I am about to take a sabbatical period of 6 months. I have planned it with a series of short visits to oversea colleagues (my department does not provide a lot of financial support), but most of my ...
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Am I required to return sabbatical payment if I do not return afterward? [closed]

I am about to go on sabbatical. I do not know if I want to return to the institution afterward. Our faculty handbook says that sabbaticals are granted with the expectation that faculty return for at ...
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Sabbatical from work as a non-student [closed]

I have already finished my studies and work in a private company. I would like to know that I could do my sabbatical as a researcher in a university. Is there any specific procedures or limitation ...
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Can a professor take a full-time 12 months industry job (get fully paid) while on one-year sabbatical? [duplicate]

Assuming the home university only pays 1/2 of 9-months salary in the period of one-year sabbatical. Can it be legally allowed? or does it violate any rules in general? What would be the worst ...
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Sending a paper which is under review for showing competency in order to find a paid sabbatical leave [closed]

I am a Ph.D. student. I submitted my paper to a highly prestigious journal and also answered with a very detailed and long answer to a reject & resubmit type of revise to this journal. I think it ...
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Resigning from tenure-track position after sabbatical for industry — how little research can I do before I leave?

I'm on tenure-track and going to go on sabbatical in the fall for one semester. When I return from my sabbatical, I plan on giving a year's notice and switching to teaching part-time while I take over ...
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Sabbatical disruption: common annoyance or warning sign?

I am a faculty member at an R2 institution in the US, looking ahead to a sabbatical. On paper, my university has a typical sabbatical policy: every seven years, a semester at full pay or a year at ...
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How to explain an unofficial research sabbatical on my CV?

Last year, I took 3 months off my usual paid work (in an partly related field) and just focused on research. Although, I remained as an Adjunct for a university, this 'research sabbatical' was an ...
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Is it common for higher education institutions to offer sabbatical periods for administrative / support staff?

Occurred to me that some office-based private for-profit companies offer the opportunity of sabbatical periods to their staff. Do most higher education institutions offer sabbatical periods for ...
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How can I avoid the embarrassment associated with needing a sabbatical for alcoholism and mental health treatment?

Keeping the need for my sabbatical secret is not realistic. Finding a replacement instructor and delays in my research will cause inconvenience to multiple parties. What steps can I take to reduce ...
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Profs who have done a full year sabbatical overseas with a family: How did you make it work?

I'm curious to hear from any American professor out there who has successfully done a full-year sabbatical overseas, with his or her family along for the ride. How did you make it work for you ...
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If I were to ask a professor on sabbatical to consult with him on a paper I'm writing, would I be imposing on him?

I'm a fourth year undergraduate philosophy student. Last academic-year, I took a seminar with a professor that I had known reasonably well before I took the course. During that seminar we had ...
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Why and how do professors go for sabbatical? [duplicate]

I read several questions about sabbatical leaves in this website. When checking a faculty list, it is common that some are on sabbatical leave and some are visiting professors. When emailing ...
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Is it possible to work full time in an industry position while on sabbatical?

The standard situation in US research universities is for the university to pay one semester of salary for a year of sabbatical leave, and faculty typically take this sabbatical at another university ...
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Are professors paid during sabbatical?

Are professors paid during sabbatical? I'm mainly concerned about schools in the US. Answers about other countries are also welcome.
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Etiquette/social norms for a grad student toward a faculty going on sabbatical

I took a class with a professor and really liked his teaching. Since then, we've had several conversations and I've gone to him for advice once. While I don't work with him and I don't know if he'd ...
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How to approach potential advisor who's going on sabbatical?

I am a Math PhD student at a US university. I have made a decision on who I want to work with for my PhD, but I was made aware that the professor in question is going on a sabbatical next year, to be ...
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What is an academic sabbatical?

The Wikipedia definition of sabbatical doesn't match how I think of an academic sabbatical. What does it mean to go on academic sabbatical, and does it depend on the country?
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How to arrange sabbatical leave?

Sabbatical leave is very common as it is nice to spend a year as a visiting professor in another university and experience a new environment. It is very beneficial for the host university to have a ...