Research advice

First of all, an academic career may not necessarily be the best1, and it is good to recognize that there are many other interesting options outside academia. But if you have chosen it or stuck in it, the following articles may help you.

Topics

Books

Collections

General advices

interdisciplinary research

Industry vs. Academia

Website

Computer science

How to give a talk

Ph.D.

General

Advisor

Graduate school

Networking and attending conferences

Family

Thesis and defense

Post doc.

Job application

The job application season is from September to February (may depend on disciplines). Subscribe for the new job postings from the websites listed below. You’ll need a spreadsheet to keep the information about the open positions.

Tips

Where to find jobs opening?

Also, you may want to visit the website of some prominent universities and look for the job opening announcements. You can find more openings but it’s time consuming (I couldn’t do it much)

Reference letter

Cover letter

Research statement

see Research statement

Teaching statement

I’m linking publicly available teaching statements without permission by the authors.

Interview

Negotiation

Professor position

General advices

Funding

See Research funding

Teaching

See Teaching

Mentoring

Writing recommendation letters

Research group

Tenure


  1. “The disposable academic”. The Economist. 2010. http://www.economist.com/node/17723223. Retrieved January 12, 2011.