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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Solliciting letter of recommendation from student for tenure paquet

A colleague of mine in a US institution included letters from some of his (undergraduate) research assistants in his tenure packet. I was wondering If such practice was common, What should the letter ...
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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)

I am a PhD candidate in the U.S. institute, who wants to pursue a tenure-track job in the U.S. eventually. This year, my applications for TT jobs in the U.S. are unsuccessful (one offer of a TT job in ...
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How important is age when getting tenure in a STEM university in USA? [duplicate]

I am 30 years old and about to start a PhD, Assuming it takes 5 years to get a PhD, 2 years Postdoc and assuming I get hired as a faculty at age 37, it would be another 5 years (at the age of around ...
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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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Tenure process at branch campus [closed]

I am a assistant professor in engineering at a branch campus of a larger university. I have a few questions about the tenure process I would like to hear people’s opinion on. I would be in my 6th and ...
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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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How important are undergraduate and masters studies transcripts in applying for a faculty position?

I am going to apply for a faculty position via online system. In the announcement of the position they have just asked for cover letter, contact info of references and C.V. But in the online process ...
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Faculty TT verbal offer made, but no written offer (it's been about 10 business days)

I went through 2 rounds of interviews with a public university in the United States, was given a verbal offer 10 business days ago. The professor who spoke with me said that I should get a written ...
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Prerequisites for RTDb (tenure-track assistant professor) position in Italy

I have read that a prerequisite to apply for a RTDb (tenure-track assistant professor) position in Italy is to have held a 3-year RTDa position in an Italian university or an equivalent 3-year postdoc ...
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Why do most tenure at an institution less prestigious than the one where they began teaching, and than where they received their Ph.D? [duplicate]

Can you please elaborate on these two tendencies separately? The quotation assumes that your PhD alma mater differs from the university where you first taught. First, why less prestigious than PhD ...
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How does one figure out how hard it would be to get tenure in a given department? [duplicate]

Anecdotally, I've heard that it's easier to get tenure in UK/Canada than in the US. I've also heard that some departments have a reputation for denying tenure. Are there statistics about this? (...
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How should I use a five-minute presentation at the beginning of an academic job interview?

I have been invited for an interview for a tenure track assistant professor position. The interview will be conducted virtually. At the beginning of the interview I am supposed to give a five minute ...
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Leaving my tenure-track position for industry in January 2021, [closed]

Things have really gone downhill in our department because of Covid-19, and I and a few other colleagues (also on the tenure track) are planning to leave at the end of this semester, for industry. To ...
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Trial (test) lecture as part of the interview process for a tenure-track position

I have been invited to give a trial lecture for a tenure track position in Norway. This is part of a hiring process that three top candidates have been shortlisted for the interview. The lecture ...
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Why people without publication can have a good placement?

I am browsing CVs of some new AP who graduated this or last year and take on an AP as their first position in a prestigious EU university. I surprisingly find that none of them have successfully ...
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What should be the path to go from an R3 to R2 or R1 school?

I am currently a TT faculty at a R3 (4 year teaching) school and I would like to go to a more research focussed place. After talking to seniors in my field, I understood that I need strong research ...
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How important is outreach for applying to tenure track professor position?

I often see outreach listed in the CVs of professors, which makes me believe that doing outreach is beneficial to advancing a professors career. What I'm wondering though is if this is only import for ...
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Can the review of a tenure track application start before the reference letters arrive?

I was chatting with some friends and some claimed that a tenure track applicant can be reviewed and invited to campus before letters arrive. However, others claim that without the arrival of all 3-5 ...
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How to ensure adequate dissemination and wording of an academic job offer when the teaching language will not be English?

I work in an university where the teaching language is not English, but where research can be carried out in the language of choice of the director (which is generally English since most graduate ...
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Research between different campuses of the same university

I was recently applying for a tenure track position at a university. I had found people who had adjacent research interests, and thought it would be good to mention them as possible collaborators for ...
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Does it make sense to apply for assistant professorship positions before Ph.D. graduation?

In the course of browsing a couple of positions for brand-new (STEM-related) assistant professorships (in North America), I am wondering whether it does make sense if one applies for such positions ...
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Postponing faculty start date due to covid and Pregnancy?

Any advice? I’m just a few weeks pregnant, due in June. I’m supposed to start a faculty position (tt - great fit) at a research intensive R1 school. Our plan had been to move back to the US in ...
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Apply to the same University after a rejection

I applied for a faculty position last year and did a video interview, but got rejected (for some unknown reason because they asked some routine questions). However, they did not hire anyone eventually ...
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How many publications/citations/h-factor for EE tenure track in top ~100 research university? [closed]

Does anyone know of statistics how many publications/citations/h-factor an assistant professor in Electrical Engineering has at the beginning of tenure track in a top 100-200 research university? If ...
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Can someone with poor coursework record but decent research profile fit in academia? [duplicate]

I want to try to enter academia by doing 2 postdocs after my PhD. However, I am bothered by the fact that I have been consistently poor/average in my grades during my undergrad, master's and PhD ...
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Would taking an Editor-in-chief position at a mid-tier journal be good strategy for a tenure track professor?

I'm in the sciences in the USA, and a very relevant to my field, well respected journal just advertised. I have been encouraged to apply. The workload is advertised as not egregious. I already sit on ...
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How do senior faculty change universities?

I am starting a permanent position this year, and while I am very happy here, the admin part seems a bit overbearing. I know from my previous positions as a postdoc, that other places are not that bad....
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Pre-tenure faculty - should I ignore all possible troubles to get tenured?

I'm a tenure-track assistant professor who started in this fall. I heard that I should not get involved in any issues or conflicts to get tenured. However, I am unsure about this situation. I was in ...
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Non-tenured to tenured track? [closed]

Our faculty voted last year to allow any teaching faculty member to request going from being non-tenured to tenured. Our dean has now denied this request. Are there other universities offering this ...
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*Probably* losing my tenure-track position due to COVID-19 and low enrollment

Due to low enrollment, my college's administration sent out letters rescinding all non-tenure full-year appointments (against our contract, too) and replacing them with a fall 2020 appointment only. ...
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Teaching-oriented lectureship in a research-oriented university

I have been offered a teaching-oriented position in power electronics in a research-intensive university. It is not a tenure-track position. It seems fine considering my career and age at this moment ...
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Will taking unpaid leave hurt tenure process?

I am in the last year of my tenure clock and will be submitting my tenure package this Fall. However, I will not be able to teach on campus this Fall partly due to COVID-19 disruption (school closing ...
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What is the personal economic motivation and benefits (in the international community) to publish in good but non-SCI or non-SCI-Expanded journals?

While SCI/SCIE journals (journals included in the Clarivate indices of Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded) are the gold list of journals and (my guess) the truly international ...
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Can a faculty in a different college in the same university be influential on my tenure review?

I am a new tenure track faculty. Last semester, I met a professor in a different college in the same university in a committee meeting. She was very nice; she said that she wanted to be my older ...
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Assistant Prof. doing a post-doc or MSc at the same time

I have a PhD and am a junior Assistant professor in tenure track. I had a chance to do a post-doc at an ivy league school, but accepted the tenure offer from a more teaching and less research school. ...

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