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Is it ethical to use a recommendation letter from a deceased professor?
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If I cared enough about a person to write a letter of recommendation, I would be pleased to think that one day after I am gone that the person could use my letter for their benefit. You will possibly ...

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How do I reply to a potential postdoc supervisor who has no funds at this time for me?
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Thank him. If he had some ideas for funding he probably would have mentioned them. That said, asking for some creative thought or asking to meet to have a creative session regarding funding ideas ...

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Is it normal for collaborator to rerun experiments himself?
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I am glad that your collaborator is coming up with the same results. Are you concerned that your collaborator is attempting to take your ideas and add his own ideas in order to create a new ...

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Can I sue my university for allowing me to take classes at the same time (schedule conflict)?
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if you sue: You have a low probability of winning Your "damages" and the amount of money to be won, seem low You will likely have lawyer's fees and other cost of litigation You will waste your time ...

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Is it counter-productive to admit obvious weaknesses when applying for a position?
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So it got me thinking. In general, is it a good idea to admit his own weaknesses when applying for a specific position? No. Be well prepared to address the "weakness" if it is brought up. Bringing ...

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How do you come to terms with the fact that you might never be among the best in your research community?
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I suspect that you are one of the best. Look at it this way: the best want to work with you (your advisor) most of the time the best want to work with the best Maybe you have compensating factors, ...

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Difficulty getting published in top tier journals?
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Write your paper. After it is done, seek out a leader or luminary in the field to be a co-author Submit or have your "co-author" submit the paper ???? You are now published in a top-tier journal!

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Should I attend Seminars/Conferences that give Certificates upon achieving some number of attendance?
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There is some value in attending these Seminars/Conferences that you may want to consider: It shows that you are "doing more" than the minimum requirements You may end up adding or emphasizing ...

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Why would new teachers' grade distribution consist of more As and Fs than more experienced teachers'?
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It would raise some concern that 9 out of 43 students received F's A more typical number, historically speaking, would be 5%-10%. An example would be: Georgia State University in 1920; however, the ...

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How should I respond to a professor's email following up on an offer of admission?
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Buy time. Thank the potential supervisor for the email Let her know that you are reading about her research and that you are impressed by what you have read so far Ask open questions about living ...

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What to do if a university is pushing for a response before making a formal offer for a tenure-track position?
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If you have an alternative better than their final offer then, after you consummate the other offer, thank them and decline. If you do not have a better alternative then take the gig.

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