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 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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Solliciting letter of recommendation from student for tenure package

A colleague of mine in a US institution included letters from some of his (undergraduate) research assistants in his tenure package / dossier. I was wondering If such practice was common, What should ...
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Faculty hiring after campus interview

I did a campus interview two weeks ago (US universities, R1, Engineering). I was not the last candidate, so, by considering the last one, the search was closed one week ago. In the last meeting with ...
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Job Advice for Pursuing a Tenure-Track Position in the U.S. (Postdoc in the U.S., Teaching-track/lecturer in the U.S., Tenure-track abroad)

Among a tenure-track job in Asia, a teaching track in the U.S., and a postdoc in the U.S., I wonder which options would be better to pursue a tenure-track job in the U.S. eventually?
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Will Leaving a tenure track position after one year for a postdoctoral position at a better location hurt my future academic career? [closed]

I'm leaving a tenure track position after one year, I have a tenure track offer and a postdoctoral offer. The postdoc position is in the very nice city and I like the research projects there. But the ...
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Current timeline for hiring a tenure-track position amid the pandemic

Even though there are already a lot of posts concerning the timeline for hiring a tenure track position in the US, I am curious to know the current timeline amid the COVID-19 pandemic starting 2020. ...
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Job Application - Non-Tenure Track and Tenure Track in One Ad

I am working on an application for a job ad that lists available tenure-track and non-tenure track jobs in the same ad. I would want (and am qualified for) either position, but there are, of course, ...
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Applying to a job after just accepting an offer

I just accepted an offer after the usual cycle of tenure-track applications starting in December. However, there's another job posting I'm very interested in that was just posted now for some reason(*)...
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What can I do, being on a Tenure-track position and noticing that the promised start-up package, course release and ... were just false promises?

This fall I started a tenure track position. They offered me a very good start-up package. Half of it was state money for buying equipment and the other half was for course release, research ...
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How should I frame my transition from an unsafe situation as I apply to other universities, pre-tenure?

How do I frame my exit from a state university under duress in applying for new jobs ? I am pre-tenure in the United States, and I find myself needing to change jobs because conditions at my ...
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Are non-mandatory sensitivity trainings mandatory? [closed]

This is probably a very USA-specific question: My university is implementing a new sensitivity training framework. This is so new that no information about it can be found in faculty handbook, ...
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Applying for tenure track position in mechanical engineering with lack of relevant coursework experience?

My undergrad and masters degree was in materials engineering. All my coursework and lab experience is in materials engineering. During my PhD, I had taken just two courses which did not directly help ...
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impending deadline for tenure-track offer, with other applications in progress

I have been applying for tenure-track positions this year, and just received an offer from University A that I'm pretty happy with (I was relieved to get any offer at all, in this particularly ...
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two body problem - tenure track and PhD

My partner is currently interviewing for tenure track positions. I am a first year PhD students and We would ideally like to be in the same city. Ideally I would like to find a co-superviser to ...
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Is it "ok" to withdraw a postdoc offer in an advanced stage? How?

I completed my Engineering PhD in 2019 and started working in a small startup. Things did not work out as expected. A few months ago I signed a job offer for a postdoc at a (great) US institution. I ...
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Having a Promising Assistant Professor vs Well- Known Full Professor as a PI [duplicate]

If one's ultimate goal is to obtain tenure (as a professor of chemistry or some other STEM field, for example), is it honestly better to have a more well-known professor as a PI versus an assistant ...
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Code of conduct when proposing to open a new lab in a field new at the University

I have no idea what is code of conduct when proposing a new lab and hope you can help me out. I am looking for a Tenure Track, just finishing my PostDoc, having a good track in an emerging field and ...
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How do free speech protections of permanent positions in the UK/Europe/Canada comparable with those of tenure in the US?

I believe Tenure offers strong protections for speech in the United States (and I think Canada as well). As I understand, the UK and Europe don't have "tenure" but have something very ...
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One tenured job to another tenured one? [duplicate]

I have recently been promoted to associate professor with tenure. But I want to relocate to another institution of similar rating. Is it possible to get an offer with tenure from another institution ...
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Structure of research statement for a tenure-track position

I am going to prepare a research statement for a tenure-track position. How is the structure of a research statement for a tenure-track position? Must the sections be separated into "Past ...

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