The process of applying for a faculty position requires considerable preparation and thought. Seeking the advice and support of mentors will help during this rigorous and hopefully rewarding experience.
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Chabinyc, M.L. Finding and landing an academic position in materials science in the US. Nat Rev Mater 4, 509–512 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41578-019-0130-3