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What is the long-term professional status of a spousal hire?

Two main points: a) This is almost entirely up to the specific offer the university makes. There are no official rules. The university decides how badly they want to hire Anne and how generous they ...
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What is the long-term professional status of a spousal hire?

The important thing to understand here is that universities will generally not hire someone whom they consider unqualified for the position. So sure, Bob might get hired in this situation when he ...
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Should students' nonhuman identity be taken seriously in classroom settings?

"She" identifies as a nonhuman animal. The correct pronouns should be it/it/its. Fine. Address people by their name or preferred pronoun. No problems there. "She" also prefer ...
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Should students' nonhuman identity be taken seriously in classroom settings?

For what it's worth, satirical hoaxes have been floating around lately about these topics in education outside the university level, for example: https://apnews.com/article/Fact-Check-Fake-Indiana-...
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Should students' nonhuman identity be taken seriously in classroom settings?

To the aspects your student mentions which are not disruptive, I think this is not your problem: Pronoun requests, atypical but not disruptive vocalizations, it's hard for me to think of any reason ...
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Friend looking to return to study without transferring any credits

In the US, it is nearly a universal policy that institutions compute GPA based only on courses taken at the specific institution. Grades from courses taken at a previous institution are not included ...
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What is the long-term professional status of a spousal hire?

The answer is actually the same as any other basis for being hired. Say you got hired because of your research in a trendy field, what is your long term status if the field stops being trendy? ...
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Friend looking to return to study without transferring any credits

Almost everywhere (in the US) requires that you submit academic records of all previous education. It would be a sort of fraud if you don't do that. But for something ten years out of date it is ...
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Is it common to be asked to take days off to go to a conference/workshop? (US)

If the travel is related to the grant that’s paying your salary to work on the project you will give a talk or a poster about at the conference, then the grant should pay your expenses, within reason, ...
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Should students' nonhuman identity be taken seriously in classroom settings?

You're really asking two very different questions in the first two paragraphs, namely: what is the ethical way to handle this, and how to minimize any risk of career damage. These questions are ...
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What is the equivalent of the Mexican distinction "Titulo de Ingeniero en Sistemas Computacionales" in the U.S. higher education system?

The Engineer's degree has no direct equivalence in the US. It is a five year post-highschool degree, the same as a 5 year master's program in many US Computer Science or Engineering departments. It is ...
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Is it common to be asked to take days off to go to a conference/workshop? (US)

If the event is related to and useful for your job, you should not need to take time off, but you likely need your boss's permission. If the event is not related to your job but rather your general ...
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What is the best way to approach professors in USA and Canada about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

In order to get a visa into the US, you need to show proof that you are not going to be a burden to the country, i.e. have funds to sustain yourself. This requirement is not unique to the US. You also ...
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What is the long-term professional status of a spousal hire?

I know (2nd hand knowledge) of a case at a major US university where Ann was hired into a tenure track position, and Bob got a post doc and a "don't worry" hand-shake agreement that he'd ...
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What is the long-term professional status of a spousal hire?

"Two-body" issues can become VERY complex. I believe the only one of your questions that has an answer anywhere near straightforward is Assuming both jobs are tenure-track, will Bob's case ...
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Backing out after expressing initial interest in a reading course

This is fine etiquette, particularly letting them know as soon as you're certain just in case they were thinking of pulling together materials. If you're worried about being particularly polite, you ...
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Workshop dates on a CV

Since the workshops are an activity that shows your qualification for the job for which you are applying, they should be on your CV. However, you need to summarize them. For example, you can list the ...
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Is it common to be asked to take days off to go to a conference/workshop? (US)

It certainly wouldn't be normal or usual for an academic to be docked from a "salary" for attending a conference in the field. But the work needs to get done whether you are on site or ...
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I accepted two law school admission offers with two different start dates. Do I have to tell the latter that I've already taken classes at the former?

If you are going to engage in the practice of law, your conduct should be exemplary. In fact, there is often a morality clause to admission to the bar. Put yourself in the position of the second ...
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What is the best way to approach professors in USA and Canada about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

Recommendations: Focus on the research only. Which means drop any story regarding being a victim of prejudice. That sends all sorts of red flags. In my opinion, the story of your troubles will ...
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Job market in academia: applied/computational math vs. pure math

You can answer your question yourself with a bit of work. The American Mathematical Society has a job page for recent Ph.D.s. You can use it for free. From the inside of a (now disjointed) Math and ...
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