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Queries related to professors, a highly accomplished and recognized academic and an expert in their respective discipline.

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What is the proper etiquette for requesting a meeting with a professor who you don't do research with or take a course from? Say, the professor is doing something you're interested in, and you just w …
asked May 14 '12 by InquilineKea
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, although some professors might be willing to "waste" a little time mentoring high school students and undergrads. he already asked me what lab and general knowledge i know i told him i know gel … school students since they haven't had the chance to show yet). Professors are used to people who claim to know more than they really know. ==== What are some other general suggestions that can be …
asked May 25 '12 by InquilineKea
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/atmospheric science), there are so few undergrad majors, and so few majors that use their courses as requirements, that the professors generally tend to have much lighter teaching loads (often one course … per year) than professors in other fields with more undergrad students. And in some departments where there isn't even an undergraduate major in them, professors often have years without needing to teach at all (e.g. Pathology or Physiology/Biophysics at the University of Washington). …
answered Jun 9 '12 by InquilineKea
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As examples, the lab executive assistant at http://www.klab.caltech.edu/people.shtml or the lab administrative assistant over at http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~tapio/people.html#admins
asked Feb 18 '12 by InquilineKea
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Here is what I would call a particularly informative and clear professor webpage. Of course, it's not the most important thing (for me, personally, I mostly discovered professors through asking … current professors whom to contact). But a lot of PhD students do discover professors to contact through Internet searches, which may be especially relevant for PhD students who might not have as many …
asked Mar 4 '12 by InquilineKea
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Possible benefits: More grant money through other departments Possible drawbacks: A significant fraction of their research might not be seen as research that benefits the department's standing in the …
asked Mar 10 '13 by InquilineKea
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How is the person selected? How far in advance is the selection process made? When a department makes an offer to have a speaker come, how often is the offer rejected? And what happens if the offer is …
asked Jul 8 '12 by InquilineKea
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When it comes to getting a tenure-track position where one has both a lot of resources and academic freedom to do what one wants to do (so having a tenure-track position in a top university might be m …
asked Jun 28 '12 by InquilineKea
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Does the department determine it, or does the president determine tenure after the department recommends it? Or does the process go through both ways? And how does this vary from institution to insti …
asked Mar 21 '12 by InquilineKea
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So bobthejoe said this: The PhD students I remember the most are the ones who came up to me and made meaningful comments or suggestions regarding my work. They get extra bonus points if in the …
asked May 28 '12 by InquilineKea
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Are new assistant professors more likely to receive tenure in an expanding field, like biology? And are they less likely (percentage-wise) to receive tenure at elite schools? …
asked Mar 5 '12 by InquilineKea
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Is one incentive their ability to communicate their perceptiveness to people in their general community? Are there other incentives?
asked Aug 1 '12 by InquilineKea
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When an academic is invited to give a talk at another university, are their food and travel expenses usually fully reimbursed by the university that invited the professor?
asked Mar 6 '12 by InquilineKea
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I'm interested in answers for both the individual faculty member and for the department as a whole. For the individual prospective faculty member - How long does the prospective faculty member's vis …
asked May 7 '12 by InquilineKea
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I know that the time greatly varies from professor to professor, but what are some good 25th percentile to 75th percentile estimates? And does the time spent reading/replying to emails generally incre …
asked Mar 5 '12 by InquilineKea

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