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US Assistant Prof salary negotiation with counter offer before going up for tenure

In a negotiation, never use a threat if you can't make hard. Certainly if you have much to lose.
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US Assistant Prof salary negotiation with counter offer before going up for tenure

Since personality seems to be dominant here, take any advice with a grain of salt (or a pound). But reading what you have written, it sounds like you are trapped and it might be a mistake to advertise ...
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I had a postdoc interview (UK based) last Monday and haven't heard back. Should I contact HR?

Its normal they take a bit longer. Possibly you are the second option and they are waiting for the first to confirm/reject the position, for example. I'd say wait 3~5 days more than what they told you,...
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Applying to academic positions in UK without teaching experience

Answers to this are going to be very field dependent. In my field (Molecular Biology/Computational Biology), very few people have much in the way of teaching experience when they are appointed to ...
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How does speaking multiple languages fluently help you when trying to find an academic job in the USA, Canada, the UK and Europe?

I studied in Germany and Sweden. My impression is that in Europe, it is often not required to speak the national/official language but listed "as an asset". It helps with students but also ...
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Applying to academic positions in UK without teaching experience

Most UK permanent lectureships will require teaching. An option you could consider is applying for an independent research fellowship. These can be very prestigious (and competitive) and are hosted at ...
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Why forbid previous employers as references?

This is likely to be a case of 'not really saying what they meant to say'. We cannot get inside the head of whoever designed the application form, and perhaps there is context that is missing here. ...
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Impossible to survive academically without being corrupt?

The logical fallacy in your question lies in this paragraph: Considering the lack of accountability and transparency from hiring committees, how not to develop the perception that practically every ...
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Impossible to survive academically without being corrupt?

Corrupt means to me that you give money (or other "services") to members of the hiring committee in order to get selected. That may happen, but I don't think that is very common in general. ...
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Being an academician where you live comfortably or where there are more collaboration opportunities

It is definitely easier to start working in a place where you have friends already. I would try and visit both places for a few weeks to see how you feel in each place. Often a short visit, and, I ...
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