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Is it possible to retract an acceptance for a full time lecturer position?

You are asking if it's okay to tell people you will do something when you are premeditating the possibility of not doing it after all and telling them later that you changed your mind. In your ...
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How appreciated is "Part III" in the US?

Part III of the Tripos is reasonably well known amongst professional mathematicians. I can't comment on physics. Good marks would surely boost your competitiveness for PhD slots in math. Having taken ...
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How appreciated is "Part III" in the US?

I am just finishing Part III after doing an MSc in my home country and my focus has been on the topics in theoretical physics that you listed. As others have pointed out, by the time applications are ...
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How appreciated is "Part III" in the US?

I am not qualified to say whether you are adequate in math already to undertake the type of research topic you favour at PhD level or not. But rather than simply take the word of those providing the ...
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Why such apathy towards double-counting of courses?

Some double major programs will have credit hour requirements in addition to specific course requirements. This gives the student the opportunity (forced) to explore other subjects, enhancing the ...
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Is it possible to retract an acceptance for a full time lecturer position?

You would be better to ask for an extension as two days isn't long enough to consider your options. If you sign a contract you can be held to it. But an informal or verbal statement can also be ...
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How appreciated is "Part III" in the US?

Where are you now? I am guessing not at either Cambridge nor Oxford. You will have a master in physics already in time but not from either of those universities(?). Do you want a second master in ...
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Applying for Computer Science PhD in US after thesis-based MS in Canada

While a Canadian MS won't be a negative factor assuming you do well, neither research experience nor publications are necessary for entry to a US doctoral program. Whether the chances would have been ...
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How appreciated is "Part III" in the US?

As a physicist who has moved between the US and UK, and thus has experience with both systems, my advice is that part III (or the equivalent at Oxford) it not really a good idea if your main goal is ...
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Is it possible to retract an acceptance for a full time lecturer position?

Legally there is nothing to stop you accepting one offer to later retract your acceptance. It is highly unlikely that if you do this you will not suffer any legal or financial consequences. ...
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