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This post is Part 2 of a series of posts on my own twists and turns searching for academic jobs in mathematics. This post is about my second round on the job hunt, a few months after graduating, while I was settling in a new town and State, starting a new job at a different institution, trying to publish my thesis and work on new research, requesting a “green card” (permanent residency), and applying for jobs, simultaneously.
This post is Part 1 of a series of posts on my own twists and turns searching for academic jobs in mathematics. This post is about my first round on the job hunt, during my last year in grad school, and it is, as many other such accounts, a roller-coaster of proud accomplishments and soul-crushing rejection letters.
So you are almost there, you are making good progress on your thesis, and you are starting to think about jobs… This post is a summary of the advice I give to my own students to start preparing for the job market during their graduate degrees.
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