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Advice on Picking Grad School with Goal of Getting Academic Job at Small College

I would think that any R1 school in the US will be fine for your needs. And a 30-40 ranking is quite high, actually. Public Universities normally have good faculty advisors in almost all core fields, ...
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Advice on Picking Grad School with Goal of Getting Academic Job at Small College

From the viewpoint of a Hiring Committee at a small college, you application will look much stronger if it contains a record of your collaboration with undergraduate students, undergraduate interns, ...
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How do I reframe getting an MPhil instead of a PhD the first time round, in the context of applying for a mathematical postdoc?

I don't think you have to frame it or reframe or anything, instead focus on your accomplishments and what you'll do next in your applications for post docs. Since you haven't finished your PhD yet, ...
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How do I find small, teaching-focused universities in the European Union?

I'm a professor at a small liberal arts college (SLAC) in the USA. We have about 250 faculty, and I can think of around 20 from Europe (however, many of those got their PhDs in the USA). So it's ...
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Are R1s preferred over R2s in funding applications?

Research admin here who has supported AI folks in CS at an R1 institution for 8 years. There will never be a straight up preference from the government. Their "preference" is for well-...
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How do I make sense of application files?

I have not done admissions work, I only hire people into a range of job positions from student interns to very senior technical staff, so take with a grain of salt. Experience helps, so it will get ...
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Should I put my MCAT score on a CV for a sessional position?

In your shoes, I would. The thing with Resumes and CVs is that what you include or don't changes as your career progresses. Putting MCAT scores would look silly when applying for a TT Assistant ...
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Should an academic with autism and adhd disclose that to a potential employer

Unless you are required to do so by law, I wouldn't volunteer such things. Your responsibility is to deal with the issue using medical help and such. I think that in the US it isn't required and can't ...
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How to best exploit a (very) diverse research background in a Research Statement

Coming from industry back to academia, the main research-related concern of the hiring committee will be whether or not you have remained engaged enough with research that you can amass a strong ...
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How to best exploit a (very) diverse research background in a Research Statement

There is no single best strategy because there's no guessing what's in the mind of the search committee. You should read the job posting carefully and spin your cover letter and CV to fit that job. We'...
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About interviews for teaching positions in math during JMM

I am a professor of mathematics at Denison University, a good liberal arts college in Ohio. I've been on around 10 hiring committees. Based on my experiences (detailed below), my impression is that ...
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What are typical examples of "scholarly work"?

I just wrote an answer to a related question, from the point of view of a professor at a small liberal arts college (SLAC). I explained that, at a SLAC, "scholarly work" can be interpreted ...
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How can I tailor my faculty application to maximize my chances at a liberal arts college?

I largely agree with what RoboKaren wrote (that the cover letter is key, and it and the CV should emphasize teaching over research), but I want to add a bit to address the OP's last paragraph, ...
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What does a reference letter for a postdoc/tenure-track position in math look like?

Pure mathematician here. I've written several letters for graduating PhD students, for folks finishing one postdoc and looking for the next, and for visiting professors at my university looking for a ...
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Post-doc vs Research Fellow on CV after Phd thesis submission

Unless you have been hired as a post-doc, that would be inappropriate. It is a paid position with a contract. Ask your institution if you can still represent yourself as a research fellow after it ...
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How do I make sense of application files?

It's a lose-lose-lose proposition: the applicants hate to have to gather all the paperwork and spend time copy pasting word-salad answers from LLMs, those writing letters of reference run out of ...
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Applying to academia and industry at the same time issue

Many math PhDs leave academia and end up working in industry. The best approach is to first decide which type of job you want, then craft your job search (and your activities) to maximize your chance ...
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Do I take tenure track job for one year for the money?

Regardless of the route(s) you do choose to take, as others have already said, just be transparent. You will never lose by being upfront about your needs/plans/desires, and your prospective employer ...
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Do I take tenure track job for one year for the money?

I don't see a problem as long as you are honest with them. Your suggestion that a one year position would be better indicates that you are, and will be. They can take whatever action they think is ...
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Green card sponsorship policies and timeline for tenure track faculty

Here's one data point. As far as I know, at my university (a top 50 small liberal arts college), we sponsor after one year in the job. I do know of a case, however, where the sponsorship happened ...
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