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107 votes
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Is it rude to use tracking softwares for the emails that you send to potential advisors?

67 votes
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Would it be acceptable to occasionally sleep at the lab?

40 votes

What to do when university has not yet reimbursed travel costs for a job interview?

39 votes

How do I turn the acceptance offer down gently?

38 votes
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How/when to retract a project from a student?

36 votes
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How to deal with two students who potentially colluded when one is unavailable?

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Should you thank helpful referees in the acknowledgements section of a paper?

29 votes

Should I start my CV by telling about myself?

28 votes
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Does "corresponding author" carry an implied meaning?

27 votes

How to tell my supervisor that I have severe phobia of flying?

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Is it possible to get a professor position without having had any fellowships in grad school?

25 votes

Do I need to mention having survived a life-threatening illness when applying for a new academic position?

23 votes
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What is the difference between a school and a department?

22 votes

Are best-paper awards for conferences rigged/pre-decided?

21 votes

How do I tell my supervisor his idea is incorrect?

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Is it worth seeking disability accommodations if I get good grades anyway?

21 votes

What time of day should I schedule my thesis defense?

21 votes
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How to remove gender bias from an academic job search?

18 votes

Old PI's coauthorship on a paper after finishing the postdoc, a preliminary idea developed then but rejected by him

15 votes
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How is a part-time degree (from a reputed institute) perceived in the academic job market?

14 votes

Value of light-to-none peer reviewed pay-to-publish articles

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Why do many recent open access “mega-journals” only cover biological sciences?

13 votes
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Issues with publishing dissertation on an interest/advocacy group's website

13 votes

How to get pornographic movies for scientific research purposes?

13 votes

Is the classical chair system (in which a senior professor supervises junior professors) obsolete?

13 votes

Must I decline to review a former colleague's work?

13 votes

Do professors procrastinate?

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How to write teaching philosophy and research statement?

12 votes

Navigating the Thorny Issue of Receiving Job Offers While in a PhD Program

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What's in a 'vita'?

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