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How hard is it to find a job in the academia with a Muslim name in the UK?

I'll make two observations about academia, though they aren't specific to UK. First, as a group (and with exceptions), academics are generally less prejudiced than the overall population. My own view ...
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How hard is it to find a job in the academia with a Muslim name in the UK?

I estimate that not only it is not harmful on average to have a Muslim name in the UK academic job market (on average), but that it is a clear advantage. "Diversity hires" are becoming more ...
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How hard is it to find a job in the academia with a Muslim name in the UK?

The way to obtain such numbers is by submitting application documents to job posting that are identical other than the name of the applicant. If the documents are sent to enough prospective employers ...
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Is it possible to get a tenure-track assistant professor job at a research university if you don't work on a trendy topic?

One of the things many mathematicians have trouble developing is what might be called "good taste" - a sense of what mathematics is genuinely interesting and can lead to further interesting ...
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Is it possible to get a tenure-track assistant professor job at a research university if you don't work on a trendy topic?

A famous-in-his field professor answered the question how much a topic matters for hiring junior faculty when asked during a class break as follows: "We hire the person, not the topic. If we ...
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Is it possible to get a tenure-track assistant professor job at a research university if you don't work on a trendy topic?

There is a difference between "trendy topics" and "things that big shot academics care about". To increase the chances to get a good position in a research university you should ...
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Is it possible to get a tenure-track assistant professor job at a research university if you don't work on a trendy topic?

Your plan is fine as long as you don't choose a topic unless you are really interested in it as the primary objective. What is trendy will change. Note also, that R1 (Research Primarily) universities ...
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Asking for a letter of recommendation from the Department Chair

The usual practice in a hiring process is that someone on the selection panel cannot also be a referee for any of the candidates. It is therefore unlikely that your Department Head can give you a ...
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How much does being denied tenure damage your career?

The premise of education is that it is possible to be at a point where you are not sufficiently accomplished to jump some hurdle at the present time, but you can train more and become more ...
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How much does being denied tenure damage your career?

It depends on why and it depends on where. Being denied tenure for misconduct can be a career killer if it is known, of course. But being denied tenure from a very highly rated place might have little ...
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Is it polite to send another reminder to your ex-supervisor after they confirmed availablity of a vacancy?

It depends on the field, culture, and the specific communication you have with your professor. You indicate an excessively submissive stance; however, some disciplines and cultures are prone to more ...

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