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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Is there a difference between Top Tier and Second Tier graduate programs in Mathematics regarding tenure track?

I am unaware if this question has been asked anywhere on StackExchange before. However, I would like to know what is the major difference between a top 6 and a top 10 graduate school in Mathematics. ...
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What is the maximum age to get into academia, as a recent PhD / recent post-doc, in the US? [closed]

At what age does breaking into academia as a professor, e.g. recent PhD / recent post-doc, in the United States become effectively impossible? Is it at the age of 30 or 40? I keep hearing about ...
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Potential repercussions from overlapping university appointments?

Consider a situation in which a professor starts a position at one institution on the 1st of a month, and finishes their position at their previous institution of the 30th of that month. What are the ...
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Are post-docs required for faculty jobs in statistics?

Is it possible to become a tenure-track assistant professor of statistics department directly after the PhD, without having to do a postdoc? I'm interested in the top schools in the US (i.e., the Ivy ...
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Balancing an internet startup and a tenure track professorship

What should do or consider to simultaneously succeed at my new professorship and my internet startup? I am starting a tenure track professorship in the fall. I am also on the team of an internet ...
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How is the career path of a full-time Research Associate different from that of a tenure-track / full-time professor?

Recently, I saw that a post-doc, "assistant professor", converted to become a full-time Research Associate at their school, moving all of their online content out of the department faculty page and ...
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How is a tenure-track appointment in Sweden?

I have been offered a tenure-track position in Sweden starting this September. I am very excited. Due to both cultural and working system differences, many things are unclear to me. I do not want to ...
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Are official transcripts required for faculty appointment?

I am curious if faculty appointees (at various levels) should request their schools to send their official transcripts to the employer to get a faculty position? Or is it only required for students? ...
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What to do if your phd went well?

I will soon be in my final PhD year and am about to start my job search. Suppose that for some reason I suspect that I did quite well, research-wise. My main question is: What is the optimal job ...
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Tenure Track application: Time for committee to respond after interviewing references

I have a case where I applied for a tenure-track position in a R1 research institution. A month after the application, all my references were contacted and were asked for a telephone interview, which ...
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Does social media and mainstream presence, through interviews and publishing in the “trade press”, help one's chances at tenure?

One of our lab directors, on tenure track, has been active in the mainstream, e.g. doing science interviews on radio, tv, newpapers, and another researcher (post-doc, I think) has published in the "...
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Is it wise/ethical to take up a TT position with a desire to leave?

I'm currently deciding whether to take up a tenure-track faculty position. It's a good position (R1, top-50 department in USNWR ranking), but I'm not very excited about it. In particular, the location ...
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How to respond when rejected with encouragement to apply again, when hiring committee says position is always open?

I received notification that I wasn't select for the final round, but they encourage me to apply next time when the application is open. So I of course, out of curiosity ask when will be the next ...
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Effects of tenure in the US system

Suppose you are in a tenure-track position in the US and lucky (or successful) enough to eventually get tenured. The most important effect is obvious that you now have a permanent position. But what ...
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Expected size of startup package for a tenure-track position in Finland

I have an assistant-professor position in the US, but for personal reasons, I am moving to Europe. I was offered a tenure-track position in Finland. I don't know why but I missed to discuss about the ...
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Have I 'spent' my negotiating power on higher salary, or can I further negotiate the TT startup offer?

I have an R1 offer in Engineering. The department and Dean, per my request, have offered me a very good salary competitive with my competing industry offers, as well as excellent lab space. However, ...
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How to understand if it's the moment to become a team leader?

I am finishing my first postdoc in computer science, and I have to make a decision about what I want to do next. I have basically two options: Try to get a new position as a senior postdoc or junior ...
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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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How competitive is it to become a tenured history professor at a four year institution?

I am a current history undergraduate student who would like to teach someday! I would really like to teach at the collegiate level but I hear that it's becoming very competitive to find a tenure track?...
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Is a 2.5 year shorter tenure clock a benefit?

I have a TT offer which includes removing 2.5 years from my tenure clock, the amount of time I have spent in my first postdoc. The papers and grants from the postdoc would be considered by my tenure ...
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Where can I look for announcements of tenure-track positions?

I am looking around to land on a tenure track position in the area of systems and control (engineering) and I would be grateful if anyone can suggest a good strategy to identify possible opportunities....
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Obtaining Letter of Support from Colleagues External to University for P&T

I am planning to apply for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor this Fall 2018. In our institution, it is not required to obtain the external letter of support for the application towards ...
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What is the most accepted time for a pre-tenure move?

I am a second-year assistant professor who is hoping to make a pre-tenure move to a school/location that is better for my family. It is not a situation where my current department is bad or toxic, but ...
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Fate of publications under review after accepting a tenure-track offer

"A", an independent researcher, has accepted a tenure-track offer* and will be starting in few months from now. "A" also has few manuscripts that are currently under review in high impact journals. ...
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Voting by faculty after a Search Committee recommends a candidate for a TT hire

How are candidates for tenure-track positions/hires voted on after interviews and the search committee recommendation? (I am especially interested in R1 procedures.)
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Asking faculty up for tenure about the tenure decision

If I know a faculty member is up for tenure this year, is it appropriate to ask them for news about the tenure decision? If yes, are there norms around how to ask? I'm a grad student and still ...
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How to deal with unavoidable failure in my first year of tenure-track applications?

I got my PhD recently. I applied to many tenure-track positions and got selected for several onsite job interviews. Yay. However I have actually been told in no uncertain terms by several trusted ...
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Tenure-track reference letters: previous supervisors versus outsiders

I remember reading in The Professor Is In that the tenure-track references should be from external members, not only your past advisors/supervisors. That book is written aimed at social sciences, ...
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Leveraging offers [closed]

I am currently working as a full time lecturer after two years of unemployment post disatorous tenure denial. I have two on campus visits lined up for associate professor positions. The lecturer ...
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Does educational research productivity count as research productivity? [closed]

I'm PhD student and I'll be graduating in May (next year). I've been getting into discipline-based educational research (DBER), including developing tools, running projects, a paper or two, and ...
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In US universities, are the sport coaches typically considered tenured professors?

The title says it all. In many universities you see coaches for a team in some popular sport hanging around for many decades. I was wondering if in general those people had a status of tenured ...
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What is a customary startup package for a USA Engineering TT position at an R1?

My colleague and I, both postdocs, are going to TT positions at separate R1 public universities. For various reasons, our advisers have little idea what present startup packages look like. I am in ...
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Can I get a tenure track Applied Math assistant professor position in a top US college if my PhD was in a similar ranked private U.S. college?

I have almost completed my Ph.D. in applied mathematics at a highly ranked private U.S. college. I am an older student with almost a decade of industrial work experience between undergrad and grad ...
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Romance between tenured and pre-tenure faculty? Ramifications for disclosure? [closed]

I'm an assistant prof in humanities at a small school, just finishing my second year in a new position, and I've developed romantic feelings for a tenured faculty member (Dr X). We are both unmarried, ...
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Should a graduating doctoral student “care” about his or her advisor's tenure considerations?

I am a doctoral student in a large state university in the eastern US. I'm in my final year of work and will likely defend my dissertation shortly. I already have a job in "industry" (i.e. non-...
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Are all permanent positions “tenure-track”? [closed]

I was offered a permanent position as a "senior researcher" in Europe without teaching responsibilities. As some of you may know, the term "tenure" is getting more and more popular in Europe. "Can ...
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How do I get feedback after a failed tenure-track job search?

This year I went on the job market early (one year before the end of my postdoc). I applied selectively but to about 30-40 positions across a few countries. I had one campus interview. After the ...
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Defer TT start date before offer

I'm currently halfway though my interviews for tenure-track computer science faculty positions in the US. I've been offered a really great postdoc opportunity. I want to take up the postdoc and defer ...
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Books/resources for new faculty [closed]

I recently accepted a TT asst prof position in computer science at an elite SLAC in the US. During my job search I perused Karen Kelsky's book "The Professor is In", and I found it very valuable, ...
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How to approach negotiating the start date of a tenure-track position?

A few days ago I got an offer (yay!) from a US school. I have about another week before they want a decision. Over the last few days I have been tallying up costs for start up. When should I start ...
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How does a professor lose their tenure over a sex scandal which he was not involved in?

The Michigan State University (MSU) has moved to fire the medical school dean for the actions of the child molester / doctor, Larry Nassar. Why does that happen in academia? I'm interested in ...
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Benefits of being a guest editor of a journal?

In recent months, I've begun receiving invitations to serve as a "guest editor" for various journals from publishers I've worked with in the past that I believe are reputable. I recognize that there'...
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Tenure Track Positions

What is the difficulty of landing a tenure track professorship at a top 25 program nowadays? I am considering pursuing a PhD in mathematics (thinking applied or computational) and curious on what the ...
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Do I have a chance at an academic career in North America or Europe? [closed]

I am a 46 year old former journalist who graduated with an Masters in Global Studies in 2008. After that, I decided to do a PhD, after working for an year. A dysfunctional program, personal issues, ...
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Giving tenure if you know the faculty member is leaving

We had a tenure track professor announce she was leaving at the start of the academic year. Documented in faculty meeting minutes. Job posting appeared shortly thereafter. Candidates brought in and ...
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Welcoming collaboration in a cover letter

Let's assume you are writing a cover letter for a tenure-track position in the US in computer science. In the cover letter, you would like to express your affinity to potential research areas and your ...
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How to address the recruiting committee in a cover letter in case the recepient is not an individual to the best of your knowledge?

Specializing the question Who to address on the cover letter?, let's assume that you apply for a tenure-track position in the US in computer science, that the job announcement has no particular ...
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Accepting a postdoc position (in a different field) after industry [closed]

After a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (focus on Imaging and Robotics) with a decent publication record and some prestigious fellowships, I took on an industry research position at a well-known company,...
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Does it look bad to go to a campus interview at one university after accepting a TT position at another university?

I currently accepted a TT position in a Canadian university (let's call it "Univ. A"). I have now a on campus interview (again for TT position) at a more prestigious US university (call it "Univ. B"). ...
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How is the applicant's bringing attention to his/her own application viewed if you know nothing about him/her?

Let us assume that a postdoc is applying for a tenure-track faculty position in computer science in an English- or German-speaking country. After submitting the application, the postdoc contacted ...