Catria wrote:Personally, I'd rather teach at a school without a graduate program; anyone have any idea as to what physical fields are represented among new faculty hires at such schools?
Any cosmologists/HE theorists/phenomenologists in that bunch?
I always imagined faculty jobs at schools without graduate programs to be less field-sensitive than faculty jobs at schools with graduate programs... and all six jobs listed this year were at schools with graduate programs.
admissionprof wrote:Yes, there are a few. Theorists have an advantage in that they do not need start-up. However, teaching a 3-3 course load, which is typical, makes it hard to conduct substantial research (especially without grad students or postdocs, or time to travel during the academic year). I just checked the advanced Award search on NSF Fastlane, using the HE theory program and looking for RUI (means "research at undergraduate institution") and found 10 names. Of course, a few might get DOE funding and some might do research without funding, but it is probably less than one per year (given a 30 year career).
Catria wrote:How do summer funding work at departments without a graduate program anyway? Are they borne out of the profs' research funds? Or are they borne out of work-study plans (if the student is a financial aid recipient)?
Perhaps that could still render research accessible to undergraduates at that sort of places without the need for them to go to another institution... including, but not limited to, HEP theory or cosmology.
I knew that senior undergraduate theses are usually conducted without funding.
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