Regarding the appropriate titles or post-nominal letters to use, given an individual's academic status.

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Prefix Dr. or Mr./Ms. if I have an MD but not a Ph.D. in medicine?

I am sending in an article to a ScholarOne journal: should I mark my prefix Dr. or Mr./Ms. if I have an M.D. but not a Ph.D.?
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How to address an academic in ongoing conversation [duplicate]

I am seeking potential supervisors, and have been messaging a few academics. In my initial message I will always be as courteous as possible, using "Dear, Professor XYZ". But, should I keep using ...
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When to use the word “Prof.” in an SOP?

When should I call a professor in my SOP as Prof. X, or just leaving their name as X? All I want is not to be disrespectful, but also not to make unnecessary repetition. I think the natural way to ...
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I am a lecturer at university and I have a Master's degree, what is the appropriate abbreviated title to precede my name e.g. PhD. or Dr [duplicate]

I am a lecturer at university and I have a master's degree. What should I be called by my students, as I am not a Dr.? What is the abbreviated title that is appropriate to precede my name, e.g. PhD. ...
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Correct abbrevation of academic titles, e.g., “B.Sc.” vs “BS”

I am interested to know which of the following abbrevations of academic titles are correct: B.Sc. or BS M.Sc or MS Ph.D or PhD
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Term for someone with a doctorate in nursing

What would you call someone who had a doctoral degree in nursing? I wouldn’t think you’d be able to call them doctor as this would be confusing in the hospital setting. Is there a title used for a ...
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When I call a person doctor

If I call a person doctor, instead of Doctor XXX, will this person assumes that I forget his name? When I talk with another person, I said:" I wish to study in doctor's lab." At that time, the doctor ...
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The title postgraduate researcher

I have seen the title postgraduate researcher in a couple of peoples Linkedin profiles for roles in the UK. The people listed only had masters degree before showing. What is this position formally, is ...
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What does the title “Burgerlijk ingenieur” in Belgium mean?

I finished the Master of Science and got my diploma in Belgium. Before obtaining my Masters, I did a Bachelor's in Architecture in Serbia. Altogether I studied six years (4+2). "The holder of this ...
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I'm RAing for a friend who's a professor at my school. How should I address him in conversations about the research?

I returned to school a few years ago to earn the grades I needed to get into medical school; consequently, I'm the same age as some new professors. One of my acquaintances from a sports club I belong ...
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What is a good etiquette to correct a person using wrong title for me?

I currently have a masters degree in an engineering field and I don't currently have any PhD degrees (I may study for a doctorate degree in future). It happens that when I go to conferences or ...
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What to call paragraph in relevant work chapter that explains relation to own thesis/research?

My second supervisor suggested that I add a final paragraph in my Relevant Work chapter which essentially explains why the discussed work is related to my own. I wrote the paragraph which explains ...
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What is the difference between a “I” or “II” after a job title?

There are several job titles such as "Research Associate II" or "Research Scientist I" or "Research Scientist II" in the research institute located near my school. Is there a difference between the ...
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Formal Title for Someone with a Masters Degree? [duplicate]

We all know that someone with a doctorate is called a Doctor (or abbreviated as Dr.), is there a formal title for someone with a Masters degree? I've never heard someone refer to a person with a ...
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How to address title-field inconsistency?

I have recently defended my thesis in Sweden and started to look for positions, pretty much anywhere. As a part of the process I am currently trying to update and freshen my CV, linked-in profile etc. ...
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Who has the right to bestow a professor title? (government or university) [closed]

In my country (Vietnam), the professor title is bestowed by a national council. In Korean or USA, it is bestowed by the university. What about other countries (e.g. Japan, France, Germany, Australia, ...
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Can someone call themselves Dr. so and so (ABD)? [duplicate]

Someone in my profession is referring to themselves as Dr. so and so (ABD). It is my understanding that they are not a Dr. since they have not completed the dissertation process. Doesn't it seem ...
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What is the difference (if any) between a postdoctoral fellow and a postdoctoral intern?

Are "fellowship" and "internship" synonyms? Is there a different meaning in this language, between North America and English-speaking Europe?
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Are scientifically detached professors referred to as ‘clinical’?

I have come across this term fairly often, where full/associate/assistant professors are referred to by the term ‘clinical’. Given that their departments had nothing to do with medicine, I thought the ...
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What is the best English equivalent for the Spanish 'Profesor Contratado Doctor'?

This is a question about academic ranks or positions. I am interested in knowing the best equivalence for the Spanish 'Profesor Contratado Doctor' in English language (UK, US, etc.). Description of ...
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Why are lawyers not called “doctor”?

I don't quite understand the education process for lawyers, but I do understand there are a number of different degrees, and one of them is 'JD', the juris doctor. My Latin is quite rusty, but I ...
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Listing professors' titles/ranks in CV

In my CV's Education section, in particular, in its Ph.D. part, I listed, along with the full title of my dissertation and the date I defended it, titles and names of my dissertation committee ...
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What is the correct way of writing two MSc degrees on a business card?

If someone would have obtained two MSc degrees, how do you put that on a business card? I myself have two MSc degrees from a Dutch university. The degrees are Computer Science which gives me the ...
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Is the title Ph.D. or Dr. meaningless in the sense that anyone can use it?

I know a businessman who has received a LOT of mileage off of using "Dr." and "Ph.D." with his name - in fact he puts it front and center. However, it turns out that he never had more than two years ...
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Why is it customary to call people with doctoral degrees doctors but not people with masters degrees masters?

Why is it customary to call people with doctoral degrees doctors but not people with masters degrees masters? They are both graduate degrees that supersede the undergraduate degree.
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How to cite titles in Latin-based languages that use many diacritics?

Diacritics, or tone marks (at least in my language), are symbols added to letters to change their sound. For example, diacritics for the letter a in my language can be ă, â, à, á, ả, ã, ạ, ắ, ẳ, etc. ...
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To whom is title “Professor Emeritus” given in the US?

Is the title given to those professors who have had a huge impact by their research and/or teaching and now on reaching the autumn of their career are less active in teaching and taking students but ...
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Honorific for someone who earned a PhD in philosophy itself?

I know that a PhD is now just used to mean doctorate, so what would a person who has a doctorate in philosophy be called?
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Research on relationship between how an instructor is addressed and students' evaluations of that instructor?

We've had several questions on this site along the lines of "What should students call me" or "What should I call my professor" (e.g How to sign your email to students, so to avoid their immature ...
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Help me choose section title [closed]

I finished writing a paper and I'm currently putting finishing touches, but I'm finding it difficult to choose a good title for the first section. Basically this section is written for a lay audience ...
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Is there any difference between PhD and D.Tech?

Just out of curiosity, I will like to know if there is any difference (if any) in academic environment, between Ph.D issued by most Universities and D.Tech issued by University of Technology.
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Is it correct to refer to a neurosurgeon with many scholarly publications as a “scientist”?

This may be off-topic here; if so, I'd appreciate suggestions for where else to post it. I recently got into a disagreement with someone regarding Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon who has recently ...
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What's my professional title while working full time on my PhD?

After encountering a few official forms to fill out (tax, medical, linkedin, job applications), I don't know what my official job title is during my PhD. There doesn't seem to be a standard for this. ...
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What is the official way of addressing a lecturer/tutor in an English speaking university?

What is the official way of addressing a lecturer/tutor in an English speaking university? If it helps, I will be studying in an Australian university. In my country, we would address a ...
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Is the expression “Deputy Head of Research” correct?

In my university department there is a professor who holds the position of Head of the department, and then there are also several Deputy Heads, who are in charge of different management areas —more ...
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What education does one need to be called “Professor” in the United States of America?

What education does one need to be called "Professor" in the United States of America? A woman with a law degree in a junior college paralegal program insists on being called professor at a local ...
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Can I call an assistant professor “Professor”?

My former teacher, who had done her PhD in a top-10 university in the UK in 2009, is an assistant professor in my former school. On the day when I visited my former school, I saw her at the school ...
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Translation of Dr. rer. nat. outside of Germany [duplicate]

Psychology at universities in Germany is either in the natural sciences or in philosophy, depending on the university. This affects the kind of academic title you get. People doing their doctoral ...
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What are duties for jobs like Professor, Lecturer, Research Scientist, Research Assistant, and Research Fellow in the UK (Oxford)?

In Oxford's job website (here and here), I see positions including Professor, University Lecturer, Departmental Lecturer, Research Scientist, Research Assistant, and Research Fellow. What are the ...
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Appropriate response to misattributed title?

There are many questions here on how to address someone by their title or current status. What should one do in the case they are addressed by a title they do not have? Some example of this: A ...
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Should I use degree name as their system?

I am writing Statement of Purpose for PhD application to Canadian university and I am stumbling over a little issue that when I write like this I have completed my masters degree ... after ...
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How an assistant professor is called in North America?

We've had discussions on this site about the German tradition of Prof. Dr., but I'm unclear on how it maps over to the North American academy. My question, therefore, is whether a North American ...
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How do you refer to someone whose title has changed?

I am writing a personal statement for a PhD application and I’d like to refer to my previous lecturer. He was a Dr. at the time he taught me but he is now a professor at another institution. Is ...
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Is there a common standard for the title hierarchy of research positions in English?

Is there a common standard for the title hierarchy of research positions in the English language? Excluding people who do research such as students or professors, but purely researchers. Something ...
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Principal Research Scientist vs. Senior Research Scientist?

I notice that some schools, e.g., MIT EECS, has these two non-faculty appointments, Principal Research Scientist and Senior Research Scientist. At least true for MIT EECS: Both of them, just as ...
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How can one differentiate between Dr. (PhD) and Dr. (MD)?

Reading the question posted here left me with a more general question: Given the professional title and name: Dr. (First Name)(Last Name), is there some way to differentiate between the holder of a ...
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How should someone with a German PhD be addressed in the UK?

This question has been discussed several times but there doesn't seem to be a clear answer for my particular situation. I have a Dr.rer.nat from Germany but currently I am working for an institute in ...
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Are postdoctoral scholars considered students or researchers in other countries?

I am currently working under a post-PhD (postdoc) scholarship. In my country (Argentina) I am usually considered still a student (although it's kind of a gray area). In other countries, would I ...
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What are the duties of the Chancellor

After asking this question, I've realised I don't really have a good grasp on what exactly the Chancellor does. I know the Vice-Chancellor runs the university, but what does the Chancellor do? I've ...
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What is a Pro-Chancellor?

I was looking at a document describing setting arrangements for a ceremony and ran into the phrase: The president of the Student Guild shall sit in the front row, with the Vice-chancellor, the ...