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    why is it so hard for australian/non us phds to work in usa schools?

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    am i correct to observe a us/non us phd divide in business academia?

    if u attend an aussie school, u have a decent chance of placing in non us regions (aus/europe/hk/etc) but your chances of placing in the usa is very low and difficult.

    in academia, there seems to be a border between us and non us schools with very tough visa rules.

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    Re: why is it so hard for australian/non us phds to work in usa schools?

    Quote Originally Posted by littlepink View Post
    am i correct to observe a us/non us phd divide in business academia?

    if u attend an aussie school, u have a decent chance of placing in non us regions (aus/europe/hk/etc) but your chances of placing in the usa is very low and difficult.

    in academia, there seems to be a border between us and non us schools with very tough visa rules.
    I'm Australian and I'm heading to a T10 school for PhD in the US, so this is just not true. There is no bias based on geographical boundaries, its hard for anyone to get in because of the nature of the competition. Just work hard, try your best and hope for the best.

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    Re: why is it so hard for australian/non us phds to work in usa schools?

    There are lots of Australians in accounting academia.

    I think you mean doing an Aus PhD it is tough to place in a US school. This may be true, but I think that most of what you see is a selection issue.

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    It's always easier to hire someone who's already in the US.

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    Re: why is it so hard for australian/non us phds to work in usa schools?

    I think that it's partially a selection issue and partially bias. I think that if you want a tenure track position in the US it's definitely possible to get one out of an Australian program, probably equally as easily as it is for someone from a US school. I do think that there is bias since Australian programs often (not all of them) follow the European model of doctorates. So they're shorter and are set up differently than US programs. Because of this it can be difficult for US schools to understand. That being said, if you come of an Australian program with multiple A publications, (or even just a few under review in some areas) you won't have an issue finding a job.
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