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Math Adjunct Professor positions and salary in a big city

From searching online, I see that the salaries for math adjunct professors are about 36k. That's insanely low for New York City standards. An undergraduate business school student that graduates from ...
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Salary and Rank Discrepency: assistant profs with better records than associates in the same dept

Is there anything to be done when a department has hot young assistant professors with much stronger research records (in books and peer-reviewed publications) than the associate professors? Must the ...
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Are professors' salaries a function of the amount of grant funding they obtain?

Some professors direct large research programs. What is the typical practice for compensating them? For example, it is not unusual for a top professor to be directing $30 million in research grants ...
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Can professors hire assistants from their own salary?

Usually teaching assistants or research assistants will be hired by money from the department or grants, but can they be hired by a direct pay from a professor's salary?
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My advisor asks about my salary?

It seems that my advisor keeps pushing me to answer this question, and I am not comfortable answering it. How should I respond him? Update: I just recently graduated and landed a tenure-track ...
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Is attending a more expensive and prestigious foreign university a good financial investment? [closed]

Here's the question: is university a sound investment? I'll be clear, since I know that this situation and this questions are experienced by many people. I'm going to face very soon the choice of ...
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How are years of experience counted for determining level on salary scale for a Netherlands postdoc?

I am going to start a postdoc at a Dutch university. This is my second postdoc, and my contract says I am on salary scale 10, level 8. I am assuming that they counted 5 years of PhD and 3 years of my ...
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Net and gross salary for TVL E13 in present pay scale [duplicate]

I would like to know the net and gross salary for TVL E13 in present pay scale in Germany. If I am married with no children, then how much I will be paid per month in hand? I understand that similar ...
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Is a PhD (economically) still worth doing?

I used to think that with every degree you get your salary goes up. Universities produce more and more PhD's and i learned in economics 101 that once the supply is higher than the demand, the price ...
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What to do if a university is pushing for a response before making a formal offer for a tenure-track position?

I have interviewed for a tenure-track position. I got a call (followed by an email) saying that they would like to offer me this position and I am their top candidate. This being said, in the ...
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Postdoc salary negotiation (UK)

I am interested in taking up a postdoctoral position in a UK institution. The appointment details write: Appointment will be on a Fixed Term Contract for 3 years and with a starting salary in ...
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Is it good to join industry in middle of phd? [closed]

I am a third year phd student. I got an offer for an industrial job which is very tempting. The salary is competitive and much higher than my phd salary. I already worked there as an intern, so I know ...
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Do professors in Germany have other payment than their standard salary?

I checked the salary scale for a W3 professorship position in Germany. The annual income is about 75K Euro which seems pretty low for someone managing about 20 people. Is there any other payment ...
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How does PhD candidate salary compares between differen European countries, and the USA? [closed]

I would like to know which is the salary average of a PhD candidate position in chemistry in different countries of Europe or in USA. I know that in Germany and France the salaries are around 1300€ ...
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Post-doc Salary in Germany

I noticed that there are some significant variation in the salary of post-docs in Germany. The post-doc salary could be given in TVL13, TVL14, TVL15, and even TVL15U scales. This means that the net ...
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Can I somehow leverage my willingness to work for a lower salary in job applications?

In the future, I will be on the market for a temporary academic position (postdoc or visitor) in the US, in math. Because of my lifestyle and financial situation, I do not need a large salary. ...
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Are university salaries public information in Sweden?

I am currently in the process of negotiating position both on the academic side and industry. I was told certain numbers on the spread of salaries for a specific position at a specific place, however ...
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How to negotiate salary at a school with a two-stage negotiation process?

I have a tenure track job offer from school S. This school appears to have a two-stage strategy to negotiate a low salary with candidates. Early in the process, HR discusses the salary range, [MIN, ...
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Asking part of the salary in advance while starting a postdoc at a US university

I'm not a US national, moving to the US from a foreign country to start a new postdoc at a US university. Considering the initial expenses (especially the deposit for the rent, which is three times ...
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Sources of academic salary information?

What are some useful sources for investigating common salary ranges for academics? This would be especially useful if it can be broken down by region, school type, position, and/ or institution. ...
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PhD Germany with British conversion MSc IT [closed]

I would like to relocate to Germany and obtain a PhD from a German University. I have a BSc(Hons) in Psychology, which is obtained from Edinburgh Napier University, and MSc in Information Technology ...
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NSF two-ninths salary rule vs. NIH model

National Science Foundation (NSF) in US enforces a limit on salary compensation over all grants, often referred to as the two-ninths-rule: Summer salary for faculty members on academic-year ...
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Is attending conferences while teaching considered an absence?

Is attending conferences considered an absence? If not, then is there a limit on how many conferences a faculty can attend?!
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What can I do if the terms of my adjunct contract are not what I was led to believe they would be?

The situation is as follows: Once upon a time, the university where I have served as an adjunct decided to bring me on in a fixed-term role spanning a single academic year. This was to get them out ...
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Salary chart interpretation: “M.A” vs “60 Units includes MA” vs “M.A. plus 35 Grad Units”

For the record, I'm a college dropout myself... ;-) During the late 90's, my wife completed both a B.A and M.A. in Psychology in the Cal State system. She also completed during the Master program ...
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How do professors choose their summer salary?

In the United States, most professors are paid by the university on a 9 month basis for teaching (Sep - May). During the summer months a professor is typically paid from their grants and other revenue ...
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Living standards for academic/postdocs

I'm a PhD student that is finishing up, and I want to do a postdoc. Yesterday I went to a lecturer's house (he was above 60 years old) and I was really shocked because it is not what I expected. ...
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How to handle salary negotiations while negotiating a postdoc position?

I am a couple of months off my defence and started thinking about postdoc possibilities. I seem to have an opportunity at a very prestigious lab in the U.S. (I'm currently located in Europe). After ...
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In research proposals, why do investigators need to claim a certain fraction of their salaries, from the proposed budget?

In research proposals, why do investigators, who usually are permanent faculty members, need to claim a certain fraction of their full-time salaries, from the proposed budget? Are they not paid in ...
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What are the salary bands specifically for lecturer/senior lecturer/reader/professor in the UK?

This question is related to this question Academic position salaries in the UK (and to some extent to this question too: Academic rank equivalence between the UK and the US systems), but my question ...
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What are the implications of distributing a faculty annual salary over 9 or 12 months?

It has been mentioned couple of times in this site that faculty could be able to distribute their salary over 9 or 12 months. What are advantages and disadvantages of each? And can faculty who ...
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What does TV-L 13 (3/4) melt down to? [duplicate]

what is TVL 13 (3/4) worth? This is related to Germany salary distribution. I was wondering if this is tax is already deducted or from that salary you will also have deduct the taxes. I found some ...
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How can an assistant professor have a much higher salary than an associate professor in the same department? [duplicate]

Is it possible for a young assistant professor to receive a higher salary than an associate professor in the same department with many more papers, citations, etc? Why would this happen? What ...
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Why law and business faculty are paid the highest salaries?

According this site https://www.higheredjobs.com/salary/salaryDisplay.cfm?SurveyID=28 "Legal Professions and Studies" and "Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services" are paid ...
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Why is the variability in faculty salaries between STEM fields so high?

Checking the data from some public universities, I noticed that the variability in faculty salaries between STEM fields can be extremely large, even within the same university and for the same ...
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In case of multiple job offers, should school name or offer letter be revealed?

In case of multiple job offers, should candidates reveal schools names or show offer letters? Some say do not name the competing institutions in either of these initial emails Others say "there are ...
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Do faculty members get additional compensation such as bonuses in industry?

Do faculty members get bonuses similar to industry such as cash bonus, stock bonus, profit sharing, commission sharing, and tips? Or only for teaching more courses?
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Unsure of German PhD salary [duplicate]

I have been offered a phd position in Germany at 75% TVL-E13. It seems very difficult to get a precise figure for what this is in Euro. From a Google search I have figures for this position ranging ...
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Is salary of a faculty member increased automatically year-by-year in the US and Canada?

In the universities in the UK, Australia, NZ etc., the salaries of university faculty members increases automatically year-by-year in two ways: 1 to 1.5% increment for inflation correction, and by ...
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Are Visiting Assistant Professor salaries negotiable?

I have two offers for a Visiting Assistant Professor position. Can I negotiate for a higher salary for a VAP position?
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Net salary for PhD in German university

I have an offer of a Mathematics PhD position at the rate of €28000 gross in a German university. The position is itself great, a really interesting topic, but obviously I need to compare the ...
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How much is an editor paid?

How much is an editor of a typical research journal (e.g., with annual 12 issues and 5,000 pages) paid? I talked with a book editor, and he said he received less than $3,000 of the book sales for a ...
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Are sub-reviewers of conferences paid?

My supervisor appoint me as a sub reviewer of one conference. Am I paid for this? Should I tell him or negotiate about the cost of reviewing? I have finished my masters program and defended my ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing a postdoc in Singapore and UK?

I am end of my PhD. I would like to do a postdoc. In UK the average postdoc salary is around 30K (per year). But in UK the tax is very high, after taxes I may get around 1800 pounds (per month). I ...
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What is the average postdoctoral salary in China?

I got one postdoctoral offer just after completion of my PhD study. I am not sure about the amount of fellowship. I do not have any experience in postdoctoral work. What is the average salary given to ...
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European Ph.D. student salary range web site [closed]

Is there any web site that shows average Ph.D. student salaries in European countries, and also information about living cost and so on? update: what about France and Germany?
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German postdoc salaries (TV-L E14)

What does "TV-L (E14, 100% position)" mean in terms of gross and net pay? What lifestyle does this buy you in Berlin? This is in the context of a postdoc at a research institute.
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Employer contributions deducted from quoted salary—is this normal?

In order to help in future salary negociation, I wanted to know whether it is condiered normal in North America to be quoted a gross salary that does not take into account employer contributions to ...
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Does going to a graduate school with less prestige than your undergraduate school hurt you?

I am trying to decided whether pursing a Master's in Computer Science will make me more competitive for a job designing video games. I went to a prestigious undergraduate school and finished strongly. ...
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Do professors get paid for supervising students?

Do professors get paid for supervising PhD students / honours student's projects? If so, typically how much?