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48 votes
12 answers
14k views

How should you respond when a professor answers your question with "It's obvious!"?

33 votes
6 answers
9k views

Trying to write several short, unimpactful papers to boost publication record

21 votes
6 answers
9k views

What should I do if I feel that a senior academic is trying to take advantage of me?

19 votes
4 answers
6k views

I don't think anyone finds what I'm working on interesting. What should I do?

19 votes
2 answers
5k views

I submitted a paper over a year ago and have not heard back. What should I do?

17 votes
1 answer
1k views

Data availability statement for a mathematics paper

15 votes
5 answers
5k views

Are first-generation college students considered an "underrepresented group" in academia?

14 votes
5 answers
7k views

If someone doesn't get into a graduate program/postdoc, or a grant, etc, how are they supposed to know why?

13 votes
8 answers
6k views

Does it make sense to say that if someone was hired for an academic position, that means they were the "best"?

12 votes
4 answers
3k views

Is it possible to get a tenure-track assistant professor job at a research university if you don't work on a trendy topic?

8 votes
6 answers
6k views

If it takes a very long time to get a referee report, does that mean the referee wanted to sabotage me?

8 votes
2 answers
1k views

Do math departments require the math GRE primarily to weed out applicants?

8 votes
7 answers
11k views

What distinguishes the people who get academic jobs from the people who don't? [closed]

7 votes
1 answer
3k views

How can I tell if my research interests are trendy? [duplicate]

5 votes
1 answer
812 views

I'm having trouble coming up with research problems I can solve. What should I do?

5 votes
7 answers
1k views

Are postdoc applications sometimes scored using a rubric?

5 votes
1 answer
291 views

Is it OK to show my research and teaching statements with other faculty before applying?

4 votes
1 answer
303 views

What resources are available for academics of color to navigate academia from postdoc onward?

3 votes
2 answers
723 views

Do applications for postdocs get rejected if they don't have a minimum number of publications?

3 votes
2 answers
259 views

How can I tell if other people aren't working on my project/problem?

2 votes
3 answers
447 views

How do I know what the important problems to work on are?

2 votes
2 answers
280 views

How important is it for people on hiring committees to have heard of my recommendation letter writers?

1 vote
1 answer
466 views

What happens if I don't get a postdoc the first time?

1 vote
3 answers
681 views

Is it common for the academic hiring process to be rigged?

1 vote
1 answer
128 views

Am I supposed to establish contact with potential postdoc mentors at a university before I apply there?

1 vote
4 answers
926 views

Why is prestige and rank so important in academia?

1 vote
1 answer
309 views

If I don't get a postdoc, how do I know what I did wrong? [closed]

0 votes
1 answer
295 views

How do I know which research directions are the most "fundable"?

0 votes
5 answers
748 views

How do I learn the "hidden curriculum" for academic career success? [closed]

0 votes
0 answers
304 views

Is it possible to get into a highly ranked math PhD program in the US without doing an REU or having research experience?