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48 votes
12 answers
14k views

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

9 votes
7 answers
10k views

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

22 votes
6 answers
9k views

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

33 votes
6 answers
9k views

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

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?

20 votes
4 answers
6k views

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

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"?

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?

15 votes
5 answers
5k views

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

19 votes
2 answers
5k views

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

7 votes
1 answer
3k views

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

-3 votes
3 answers
3k views

If I publish a lot, will I get a tenure-track job in math? [closed]

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?

0 votes
4 answers
2k views

How can I be competitive in pure math research if I don't get a postdoc?

8 votes
2 answers
1k views

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

15 votes
1 answer
1k views

Data availability statement for a mathematics paper

5 votes
7 answers
985 views

Are postdoc applications sometimes scored using a rubric?

1 vote
4 answers
870 views

Why is prestige and rank so important in academia?

4 votes
1 answer
755 views

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

0 votes
5 answers
735 views

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

3 votes
2 answers
718 views

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

1 vote
3 answers
662 views

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

0 votes
4 answers
613 views

Do postdoc mentors in math provide their mentees with research problems?

0 votes
3 answers
525 views

Would it be a good idea to show my research statement to multiple people?

-4 votes
1 answer
488 views

Why does where you got your PhD matter so much for getting an academic job?

-3 votes
3 answers
459 views

How do mathematicians rank other mathematicians?

1 vote
3 answers
436 views

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

1 vote
1 answer
393 views

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

1 vote
1 answer
306 views

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

4 votes
1 answer
299 views

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