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Channels for applying for faculty positions

I am a postdoc in engineering at a large US university and am planning on applying for tenure-track faculty positions this fall. I understand that the nature of applying for TT faculty positions ...
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IELTS - How is the exam handed to students? [closed]

My wife and I are taking the IELTS exam in a few days and this question just occurred to me - When taking the test, do students receive the whole listening/reading/writing package or do they receive ...
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Running out of grant money to complete PhD

I'm in the final year of my PhD and there is very little money left for my project. This is to the point that the university-allocated money we are given for conferences and thesis-associated costs is ...
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Should I report apparent conflict with handling editor during peer review?

I have been dealing with an awkward situation regarding evaluation of my submitted paper. The publisher is one of the big well known OA, and the journal is one of their leading journals (in terms of ...
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Blockchain for publications [closed]

Today`s publications lack of the possibility to be extended by others after being published. A data base paper could for example benefit when contributors would gain authorship by opening data with a ...
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Is getting certificate at PCEP important?

I am a physics student and I almost finished my third year (I am in sixth semesters ). So I am trying to learn python. I still did not try to learn classes but other than that I know the other stuff ...
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Marie-Curie individual felowship - current organization

is there any problem if I don't work at an European University as a Postdoctoral fellow (just back from the USA) at the time that I submit the Marie-Curie fellowship (2-3 months without job)? thank ...
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Host Institution - Marie-Curie individual fellowship

I am planning to apply for a Marie-Curie individual fellowship. Should I be already a Postdoctoral Fellow at a particular University, which will also be the host Institution? In other words, could I ...
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As a supervisor, what feedback would you expect from a PhD who quits?

I’m quitting my PhD. The decision has been made. The reasons boil down to diminished interest in the research subject and disappointment with the university’s managerial practices (nothing is done on ...
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What are the typical research requirements for an application to lecturer position to be successful? [closed]

When someone is applying for a position as a lecture at an average ranking university in Sweden (equivalent to associate professor elsewhere), what is the typical number of research papers and of what ...
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My professor has told me he will be the corresponding author. Will it hurt my future career?

I recently got acceptance in an SCI journal, and my professor has told me that he will be a corresponding author (CA) even though I have done almost all the work. Does not being the corresponding ...
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Where to get a certified “graduate level course work”?

I'm interested in applying for a certain PHD. However in the requirments they are asking for graduate-level course work. I don't understand this exact terminology as I didn't found any course labeled ...
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Good multiple choice question for education

I'm new to academia SE and I'm not sure if this question fits here, but I think this is the best place I can ask. Please let me know if this question doesn't fit here and suggest me better place to ...
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Does it matter how long ago you took a course for graduate school admissions

This might be a strange question, but I was curious how much weight goes into when you took a course. I took some math courses 4-5 years ago and did well in them. Will the fact that I took courses ...
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How to find related work in academic writing in the most time-efficient way?

I noticed that, for each research project, there comes a point where I have to consult the literature, and find all the previous research related to the current project. Unfortunately, I seem to be ...
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How can I remove myself from a project I'm unable to complete?

I'm in my first lab and while working on my main project the opportunity came up to help another senior researcher with theirs. It seemed like simple tasks at first, but I'm now convinced that this ...
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Can't attend conference due to canceled travel grant

I am a postdoc fellow and my abstract has been accepted for present at an international conference. I also paid the registration fee and now my name is on schedule of talks. Unfortunately, I was ...
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Submission of a part of a thesis to a conference?

I just submitted a part of my thesis to a conference. But in the document, although in fact it is a paper to be submitted to a journal, I have mistakenly left a few words as “in this thesis, my thesis,...
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Should I include accepted position information in the motivation letter for a grad school application?

I have recently accepted a PhD position offer in Germany for an advertised project. My prospective supervisor asked me to apply for the structured graduate school of the institute as well because it ...
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How to ask for approval letter from dean? [closed]

I've studied in this college for Diploma and have now proceeded to the Bachelor's Degree. I am facing some problem that may cause me to extend my course. The system of the faculty is like this: When ...
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Taking my Ph.D. advisor out for dinner after graduation

I recently finished my Ph.D. in the U.S. and will be leaving soon for a job in industry. I have got a precious gift for my advisor as I really admire him and he is one of my role models and totally ...
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Is it fine to mail the Associate Editor in his personal email provided in his homepage?

Is it okay to mail an Associate Editor in his personal e-mail? I have submitted a manuscript in a journal and I want to know the status of my manuscript. The publisher of my journal is "World ...
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My postdoc advisor wants me to work on a topic that I don't have a proper theoretical background in. How to proceed with this?

My PhD involved using a commercially available software to carry out simulations. Now I am pursuing postdoc at another lab. My current advisor wants me to develop new complex models for which I don't ...
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A PhD student is using all the work I did for my master and presenting it as his own for his dissertation

I worked under a PhD stundent's supervision during my master thesis. After I finished my thesis, I continued working at this lab on the same project however just as a "research assistant" and not as a ...
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How to recruit participants for fMRI study who do not fall asleep during experiment? [migrated]

I'm in a psychology lab and we're having trouble getting participants for an fMRI study. We pay $150 per subject and we need to have several hundred healthy controls for one study. For the 20-minute ...
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How many published papers should you have when applying to PhD programs? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about applying to PhD programs focused on Deep Learning and Theoretical Neuroscience this fall, and quite frankly I feel like I'm not good enough. I just started doing research in the ...
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Is it acceptable that I plot a time-series figure with years increasing from right to left?

I have a plot like this in my paper, but one of the co-authors says The x-axis is backward. I think as long as keeping all figures in the same style, it is ok. But I am not sure if there is really ...
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Proper citation of scooped or defective articles

I'm curious about the correct way to cite a paper which is flawed when I publish in academic journals. In the past I've added annotations to the bibliography (or included text in the main article) ...
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In a paper, how would you name a part that describes the big picture before the technical details

I have been struggling with finding the right title for a section in a scientific paper (in computer science but I think it can apply to many other fields). I know it's not the first time I encounter ...
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Does PhD work experience (scholarship was tax free) count in Postdoc Salary contract (TVL-13) in Germany

I did my Ph.D. from Germany where I received a tax-free fellowship, and now I got a postdoc offer in Bremen with salary range TVL-13. The 'Stufe' depends on the previous experience of the employee, ...
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Does taking on an assistant professor position prevent me from doing post-docs later?

I have been offered an assistant professor position at a university in my home country. As I don't have any other offers at the moment, I want to accept. However, I believe that a post-doc or two will ...
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Employee Recognition

I have recently become part of a group at my (european) university, where we are suppose to come up with suggestions for how the "the good effort" can be appreciated and/or recognized by the ...
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Should I include all authors for in-text citation if I cite a source with three (or more) authors in a different chapter again?

According to this site, when you're using the APA reference style, if a source has 3-5 authors, all authors should be mentioned in the first in-text citation, while only the first author need to be ...
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“Write your future plans with less than 51 words”: what is the purpose of this question?

I'm an undergrad who is applying a scholarship for Phd. I have already sent heck a lot of documents ranging from my academic background, letter of purpose, research statement etc.; it took more than ...
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Is there an academic template to present a software?

I'd like to know if there is a template, or a standard or a suggested methodology, to outline a paper that speaks about a software. The arguments I cover are related to the background, the problem it ...
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How serious is plagiarism in a master’s thesis?

I published my PhD thesis three years ago. I have just come to know that a master’s student has copied three chapters from my PhD thesis half a year later. My PhD supervisor was also the supervisor ...
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Thesis jury members selection

Due to having a thesis advisor,Y, that did not reply my e-mails at the beginning of the process of choosing a topic, I had approached to another professor in the department, X to change my advisor. ...
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What are the important application materials for graduate school admission? [duplicate]

GPA, my research potential are definitely important ones but what else do you think might be crucial for a grad school admission?
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Public data repositories: Multiple figures as one reference

my current manuscript is combining work in multiple research fields, so naturally it's difficult to find good journals to submit it to. At the moment I'm down to one journal where I would really like ...
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Coming from Europe, can I work while doing a Master Thesis in USA?

I understand this question is not strictly academic, but what I hope to find here is some feedback from someone who already had similar experience. I live and study Electronics Engineering in Parma, ...
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How to deal with administrative duties killing the research spirit?

Some months ago I was promoted with a managing position inside the university (in my case, associated chair of my school, being for instance the head of admission committee and the director of ...
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PhD: When to quit and move on?

I am a second year PhD student at a technical / interdisciplinary lab in Europe wondering when to quit and leave a seemingly unbearable situation behind. My supervisor (a young-ish professor) mostly ...
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How many postdocs should one usually do before it is realistically possible to get a faculty position? [closed]

I am interested in the amount of postdocs one usually has to do before one gets a "good" faculty position while considering the apparent differences in various academic disciplines.
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Due to last name, I am never first author

I am a PhD student in computer science and have enjoyed my time very much so far. I just finished my 4th year and I plan to graduate in a year. During my degree, I worked on a few papers that became ...
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is workshop a relevant experience to be considered for a graduate school admission? [closed]

i know it's not as important as GPA but does it have any noticable effect to be admitted? of course i am talking about workshop that is related to the graduate school.
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Citing articles in a Language I don't understand [duplicate]

I'm writing the thesis for my master degree, some of the very very old articles I have to cite are in a foreign language I don't understand (usually German and French). Most of them have been ...
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Dealing with an unhelpful and unresponsive thesis advisor?

My thesis advisor is based on another city and we barely had meetings during my master thesis process. At most three times. He responds very late to my emails and I have to wait weeks sometimes. ...
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Will one active NSF grant award hurt the chance of another proposal

Suppose I have an active NSF grant that supports Project A. Will this hurt the chance of my grant proposal for Project B which are largely independent? Further constraints: The two projects will ...
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What is the minimum one can communicate with coauthors

What are the minimal communication points with coauthors necessary for peer-review? I am faced with a slightly hostile and poorly trained group of coauthors (the latter is not their fault: they are ...
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How to include experiments vs state-of-the-art papers with no code

I am working a paper which offers an algorithmic improvement, which is measured in both the quality of the results, and the time it took to achieve them. There are 3 recent (relatively) papers which ...

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