Oct
1
comment Should I withdraw my paper because the editor is delaying the report?
Some systems will show you "With editor" even if the paper has been passed to the reviewers. If you have proof that the paper was received by the system (which should be the case with automated submission systems), then you need to give it time. And that's more or less all you can do, or should do, at this point.
Sep
26
awarded  Caucus
Sep
26
awarded  Constituent
Aug
9
comment Is TA-ing worth the opportunity cost?
Why would a department let a student just teach a course without first seeing what they can do as a TA?
Jul
5
awarded  Yearling
May
1
comment How to cite something when you cannot remember where you've read it?
Step 1: search harder. Step 2: ask colleagues. Step 3: claim as a folklore result.
Apr
14
comment Big List Request Of Comparisons To The 2019 College Admissions Bribery Scandal
"biggest scandal in the US history" of its kind. I'm pretty sure Watergate was a bigger scandal.
Apr
3
answered Does a PhD by monograph make you ineligible to be a lecturer at a university?
Mar
23
comment Review your own paper in Mathematics
@emory: No, that's not what I'm saying. Maybe I'm saying that you need some humility to understand that your peers should review your work before it is published. I guess that if you're unable understanding the need for humility it is better that you get rejected from the scientific community at large. We already have too many people with bloated egos running around as it is...
Mar
22
comment Review your own paper in Mathematics
@emory: The whole point of peer review is that your peers review your work. You do get that, right?
Mar
22
comment Review your own paper in Mathematics
My friend had a similar scenario, he submitted with a coauthor and a few days later the coauthor was asked to referee the paper. But the editor, I was told, simply misclicked some buttons and instead of adding the paper to the coauthor's work in the system invited them to referee. The editor apologised and all was well again.
Mar
17
awarded  Talkative
Mar
12
comment Giving up before even starting: life without a PhD
You can still become a good researcher. You just need to find your niche. And even if you don't, as long as you don't let your ego stand in your way (like some people I knew that were bad researchers and crappy people), that's fine.
Mar
12
comment Giving up before even starting: life without a PhD
Most people who have ever lived didn't have a PhD. And look where it got us... On the other hand, being a mediocre researcher doesn't mean you can't be a good academic. You could referee papers, teach, and administrate pretty well. All are important jobs in academia, and perhaps it is good to have mediocre researchers doing those jobs, while good researchers that are mediocre teachers are relegated to teaching fringe courses and spending more time on research. (Yes, some people are mediocre all across the board, or doing well all across the board. This is not a dichotomy.)
Jan
8
awarded  Pundit
Jan
4
comment As adjunct faculty at four-year university, with no PhD, what should I have my students call me?
Professor Buffy, eh? Were you teaching in UC Sunnydale?
Jan
4
comment As adjunct faculty at four-year university, with no PhD, what should I have my students call me?
"Professor X is my father. Please, call me Legion."
2018
Nov
14
awarded  Custodian
Nov
6
comment For what reasons might a full professor lose tenure?
I heard about a professor back in the 1990s that defrauded his postdocs out of money (he told them they had to deposit their wages into his account, and he will pay them, and in the process he cut himself some of the money). The university caught up to him at some point, and they told him that they will let him keep the money if he resigns quietly and never comes back. Or something like that. Not exactly getting fired, but close enough, and I guess a lot of headache saved for the department in terms of de-tenure process being skipped.
Aug
7
comment Should Ph.D. Math students take notes?
Why does it even matter what other people do?