Questions tagged [tenure-track]

A job classification for faculty jobs, indicating that someone is eligible for a permanent position ("tenure") should he or she meet certain expectations by the time of the evaluation ("tenure review").

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How to properly manage unexpected questions in screening interviews?

There are various sources in the internet in which different general questions one may encounter in screening interviews are reviewed. However, sometimes an applicant may face with some questions ...
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Once tenured, is a faculty member guaranteed a minimum salary?

Tenure protects a faculty member's job from many threats; however, does it also generally guarantee a minimum salary? I am especially curious about fields, such as engineering, where there may be an ...
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Negotiating postdoc offer deadline while waiting for tenure track interview

I'm a PhD candidate who applied to a mix of postdocs and tenure track assistant professor positions. I've received an offer for a postdoc fellowship (2-3 year institutional training fellowship) that ...
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First round interview - tenure track

I have applied to several tenure track positions and I have gotten a couple of emails saying that I passed the initial round of review and that my application will now undergo a more detailed review ...
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Sociology PhD : what are the prospects of landing a job within academia? [closed]

What are the job prospects, like the likelihood of becoming a university professor, for people who pursue a Ph.D. in sociology in North America?
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What is "star rating" of a publication?

As a part of a (UK) lecturer position, one reads as follows. Innovation and impact: Examples of Innovation and Impact would be: Contribution to knowledge Publication (please state star rating), ...
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How important is the PhD school reputation in securing a faculty position? [duplicate]

New assistant professors and selection committee members, based on your experience how important is the reputation of the PhD school in selecting a candidate for a tenure track faculty position? Can ...
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Is it practically possible to rise to the highest ranks of academia in STEM in the US system after finishing a PhD at 34? [closed]

I am about to finish my Ph.D. at the ripe old age of 34. I plan to stay on and try to become a part of the faculty at a university. Considering the time it takes, not to mention the competition ...
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When do new faculty find out about their teaching assignment? [closed]

I'm joining a US university as a tenure-track assistant professor in January. I was previously told that I will teach 1 undergraduate course in the spring semester which will start in the 2nd week of ...
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Higher academic age and faculty applications

I am senior Postdoc in pure math about 7-8 years past the PhD. I am currently in a European country where it is not unusual to spend many years as a Postdoc and get hired on a tenured Professorship. I ...
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tt Assistant Professor position in math at a smaller university or liberal arts college [closed]

I have some questions on the prospects to get a tt Assistant Professor position in math at a smaller university or liberal arts college in the US as a foreigner. I am from a european country and on ...
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Academic cover letter: My communications with department chair

I am going to apply for a university-wide position and have already communicated with my target department. The department chair liked my CV and research a lot and strongly suggested I should apply ...
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On the request to see the content of the recommendation letters which are issued to support my tenure-track applications

I am applying for a tenure-track position in a university located in California. While sending the auto-request emails to my recommenders, I just noted that the following information is automatically ...
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On the "pedagogical practices, observations, and advances" in an academic job application?

As a part the required statement of teaching associated with an academic job application, I need to explain my "pedagogical practices, observations, and advances". I searched a bit and ...
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Being asked to start teaching before being employed as a new faculty

I'm going to join a US university as a teaching-focused faculty. My official starting is set to be January 4th and, at that university, classes start in the same week, and I will be teaching 2 courses ...
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Does the new law "zur Stärkung der Berliner Wissenschaft" make postdocs in Berlin de facto permanent?

In the German city-state of Berlin, a new law titled Gesetz zur Stärkung der Berliner Wissenschaft (law to strengthen Berlin science) was passed. One of the changes has been described as tenure track ...
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How can a professor avoid becoming a manager?

My former postdoc has a new position at an R1 as an Assistant Professor. He is horrified at something I myself once struggled with: he is discovering that his job is a form of management. The ...
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Can I share my peers' class visit reports with the hiring committee?

I am currently a TT faculty at school A and I am applying to school B. I have my peers' letters from their annual class visits at school A. Can I share them with the hiring committee while applying to ...
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How to convey confidentiality to the hiring committee? [duplicate]

I will be applying for TT jobs and I am currently working as a TT faculty. How should you express in your cover letter that you want to keep your job search confidential from your current colleagues? ...
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How can I find the number of applicants per tenure-track position in Canada?

There are some anecdotal accounts of number of applicants per tenure-track position in the U.S., but I haven't been able to find anything for Canada. Kinds of information that would be helpful: ...
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Adding Start-up package and yearly funding to CV?

I am an assistant professor at an Institution that provided me with a continuous yearly funding plus a start-up funding package. The values are substantial. Is it common practice to add these values ...
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Does tenure generally account for extended research in a different field?

I am a working professional in India looking towards a career in research and thus interested in academia. However, apart from having a definite field of interest that motivates my direction in ...
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Choosing my "best works" for a tenure-track application

My question is related to this one, but is more specific (and has no answer there). I am a postdoc in mathematics, applying for tenure-track jobs for the first time. Some departments ask me to ...
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References for a tenure track position

I am going to apply for a position as assistant professor (anthropology) and I have a question regarding the references I have to present. Should they all be from professors? One of my references is a ...
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Applying as a full professor to assistant professorships at other institutions

I have been on the faculty of a liberal arts college for over 20 years and have the rank of full professor. I have started to look for other academic jobs because of my college's financial problems, ...
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How available is a return to academia for a mid-career professor headed to industry [duplicate]

I may leave for industry mid tenure case, with a strong funding and research record. I am hopeful one day to return, and am curious about how commonly such transitions in the industry/government to ...
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How do I job hunt as an assistant professor mid-tenure, mid pandemic?

I have decided to take a new job, mid tenure case. I am having trouble finding information about how to job hunt in academia at my mid-rank. Specifically: How to communicate my status Whether to ...
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How does a (junior) faculty member ensure prior promises are being kept?

Background: I'm in my 4th year on a tenure-track position. In June, I received an outside offer for associate professor after applying at a university where a former colleague of mine had moved to. ...
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Keeping door open to return to academia

I'm a lecturer in a good UK university with 10 years research experience (64 publications, £800k in grants, lead 3 teaching modules) and am at the end of 5 interview process for a pretty high up ...
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Questions to expect when interviewing for teaching-focused faculty position

I'm going to interview for a teaching-focused position in a couple of weeks, and I was wondering what kind of questions to expect. I know there are plenty of resources on what to expect in a standard ...
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Should number of years of adjunct teaching experience be mentioned in a cover letter for a tenure-track position?

Job candidate has seven years of adjunct teaching experience, no full-time experience. Proposed statement in a cover letter for a tenure-track position requiring teaching experience: "I have ...
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Looking Ahead: What does the faculty job market for 2022 look like in *your* field? [closed]

The job market for Fall, 2022 tenure-track faculty positions can start as early as now (July, 2021) for many fields. To date, I haven't seen many articles on what the the 2021-2022 job market season ...
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What is the average age at which professors receive tenure in the US?

For the United States, is there a statistic of the age professors have when they are granted tenure? If such a statistic is not available, is there a way to (more or less reliably) estimate the mean ...
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Senior faculty in my department have been spreading unfounded rumors about me, and I am concerned that it will affect my tenure case. What can I do?

I am a new tenure-track faculty (just completed my first year). Recently, I realized that two groups of senior faculty members have been spreading rumors about me: one group walked around saying that ...
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If a tenure-track position has been advertised at the Assistant Professor level, is it legal to hire someone in it at the Associate level?

I am interested in a position that is advertised at the Assistant level but I already have been promoted to Associate at the same university but in a different department. In theory, if I were chosen, ...
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Is it possible to fast track the tenure process?

I think I heard somewhere that in the USA, a tenureship at a university requires 8 years to obtain. Is there any way someone can fast-track this process? I.e. can this time period be cut shorter?
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Age discrimination in Academia and PhD completion age [closed]

In the recent years I have observed more often some existing limits on the age of a person pursuing an academic career and in the postdoc years spent after the PhD. For example, it is very common to ...
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Is a postdoc necessary for a tenure track position in China?

In math/CS and related fields, it is almost unheard of to obtain a tenure track position at a top US university without doing at least one postdoc. However, on mathjobs, a large proportion of the ...
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To what extent are technology transfers weighted when reviewing a professor's tenure application in a US university?

I wonder to what extent technology transfers are weighted when reviewing a professor's tenure application in a US university. E.g. in the case that a professor collaborated, possibly via one of their ...
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Seeking advice about teaching track vs research

I applied to a university that has overall okay world rankings in UK (though I believe it is R2), and seems like a good place to work at as an assistant prof, however it is teaching track. Currently, ...
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I am about to apply for a tenure-track position close to my spouse's workplace. How do I reflect my intent wisely in the cover letter?

I currently hold a TT position at school A. My spouse's job (not in academia) is at a 4 hours commute from school A. We underestimated the hassle it would bring when I accepted the position at School ...
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How long does it take to get a green card as a US faculty?

I'm European and I'm about to accept a tenure-track position in the US where I will come up for tenure review after 2 years (i.e. get tenure after 3), as I have already spent a number of years in a ...
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Meeting with the decision maker after the final interview [closed]

My second interview for a tenure track position in US was completed last Monday and I was the first interviewee. Today the chair of the department has contacted me to arrange a meeting saying that he ...
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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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How to apply for Habilitation positions in Germany - Physics/Chemistry

I'm a postdoctoral researcher in physics in the USA right now (my Ph.D. is in physical chemistry). I want to move to Germany and eventually become a research professor. I am aware that one route I ...
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How does a tenure track professor get money to recruit PhD students? [closed]

Does the university/institution or department give money to their tenured-track professors to hire PhD-students? Do they have to write grants to get funded to recruit PhD students? What are the ...
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Where to look for lectureships in mathematics in the UK?

I am currently halfway into a 3-year postdoc position in mathematics in the US, and I have a good publication record (two papers in top general mathematics journals, one alone, one with a senior ...
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Tenure track position after campus interview on Apr 19 [closed]

I had a campus interview on Apr 19, and there are other two candidates were interviewed after me in the same week. I sent out a thank you note to the search committee after I finished the interview. I ...
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Timeline for late tenure track positions

I have been waiting for a week after my first-round interview for a tenure track position in the US. The interview went well, I think, and ended up with a nice response from the chair of search ...
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How much do you agree with Elon Musk statement that non one is going to read your publications? [closed]

I have seen a public video on youtube where Elon Musk gave his opinion about academic publications: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA_2v0d9Gzs He stated that most academic publications are pretty ...

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