Currently I’m in a situation where I was originally working with an university to develop a course while being in industry, but I left the industry job. I’m not sure how to approach the conversation with the university. On one hand I would like to develop the course and teach it, but the university is a teaching oriented one (while I’m interested in research). Would it be better to work out a deal with them that I’ll be an adjunct on the class and see how I get compensated for also developing a course? Or should I go in as an assistant professor and see how it goes (even though I think I wouldn’t stay there for more than 2-3 years, and I would also pursue research with outside academia)?

Is an Associate Editorship in a good journal a very busy position? Should junior faculties at the very early stage (i.e. at the time of joining the department as a faculty) put an effort of being an associate editor in a high-impact journal?
Or two or three years after working as a faculty, one should get into these editorial activities? To get tenure on the way down the road, how helpful this role is?

I was interviewed on-campus for an assistant professor position and was told that I would be contacted this week for the result. Yesterday, I received an on-campus interview from another university to be done in 3 weeks. I am excited about both positions and do not know how to respond the second invitation. If the first institution offers the position, I am going to accept it as they will not wait for my decision for a couple of more weeks. But I also want to see my chance and the possible offer of the other university. I just don’t want to spend their time and resources for me if I receive an offer from the first university. Is it possible to ask for an accelerated interview by telling the truth? or any other suggestion? Thank you.

despite having “a pedigree/publication record guaranteed” to get me a tenure-track faculty position (engineering), after applying to 11 schools, I received four Skype interviews, and two rejections.

It’s been about a week since the last two Skype interviews. No campus interviews.

Has anyone else ever been on the market and only received Skype interviews but never campus interviews or offers?

Has anyone ever received only one campus interview even after applying to many places?

As a theorist my chief capital costs are software and computers (for large calculations and simulations). If starting at a new institution I would ask for these in my start up budget (about 20k USD). But in 5 years these items might all be obsolete and incompatible. What do I do then?

I understand that most schools have computer replacement programs every x years but the type of computers I would be asking for in start-up are quite expensive and not your typical campus machine.

I am curious what other theorists have done. Especially interested in those that might be at a primarily undergraduate institution.

As a theorist my chief capital costs are software and computers (for large calculations and simulations). If starting at a new institution I would ask for these in my start up budget. But in 5 years these items might all be obsolete and incompatible. What do I do then?

I understand that most schools have computer replacement programs every x years but the type of computers I would be asking for in start-up are quite expensive and not your typical campus machine.

I am curious what other theorists have done. Especially interested in those that might be at a primarily undergraduate institution.

I have completed my Master’s in Pure Mathematics in India.

Though I am passionate about Mathematics and would really want to do a PhD in Pure Mathematics,one thing I am uncertain is that how would my life turn out after getting a PhD in Pure Mathematics.

I checked the departmental homepage of some reputed Institutes and Universities in our country to gather knowledge about their past PhD students.

I found that only a handful of them go to Post-Docs and a very few get recruited as Assistant Professors in other Institutes.

There is no information about the other students and I can’t get any information about what they are doing.

My question is Is there no guarantee to get a job after doing a PhD in Pure Mathematics?

Or it is that everyone will get a Post-Doc after getting a PhD in some institute.

Is a Post-Doc absolutely necessary after doing a PhD in Mathematics?
Will I get a job after a Post-Doc in Mathematics
?

What should I do to ensure a job as an Assistant Professor?

I am concerned because I don’t want to be among those who are without any work after doing a PhD.

I know the similar question has been asked and answered before
here,here, and here, but my situation is different as I don’t know the contract details.
I joined a lab as a postdoc around five months ago on one year contract, and I applied for an AP position around three months ago. I didn’t tell PI because I was not expecting to get hire with my current profile. Unexpectedly, 2 weeks ago I got employment letter from the university stating I must join by 1st March 2018.
I want to opt this opportunity but I am in a unique situation; I don’t know what is written in my contract document. In fact I didn’t see the documents. The application procedure and contract documents were written in Korean language; therefore, PI took my digital signatures to process the application. I didn’t ask the PI to send me a translated version of contract document, call it my immaturity or stupidity.
Now I am confuse how should I proceed? As I don’t know the details of contract if I resign I don’t know what will be the consequences?
The PI has great influence in hiring university and from few email exchanges I feel like they think PI is aware of this job process, which is making the situation more complex for me.