Author Archives: Derek Smith

About Derek Smith

Former weather dude and scientific software developer. In the upcoming 2015-16 year I will complete my PhD at UCSB in nonlinear dispersive equations. I enjoy spending time with my two young daughters and running.

Documenting the Academic Job Search – Part IV

(Read Part III here.) This will be the last installment in my job search series, though it will perhaps be the most important. In particular, I share research on negotiating a job offer.

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Documenting the Academic Job Search – Part III

(Read Part II here.) With the Joint Meetings approaching this installment will primarily provide tips on “how to conference”.

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Documenting the Academic Job Search – Part II

(Read Part I here.) In a recent descent into a web-browsing shame spiral, I discovered a simple piece of advice on the Chronicle Forums: Apply for the dang job! The number and variety of postings on MathJobs makes it easy … Continue reading

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Documenting the Academic Job Search – Part I

This will be the first in a series of posts documenting “lessons learned” from my own academic job search. The earliest deadlines for tenure track positions occur around the first of October (though most are clustered between November and December). … Continue reading

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NSF Grant Opportunity for Veterans

The NSF recently announced a new opportunity for student veterans in the mathematical and physical sciences. Because there’s not much information out there besides their announcement, I will simply include a quote. (Assuming you’re a veteran, you won’t mind all … Continue reading

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