In context of a person's academic profile in a web application, I need to broadly classify the various degree/designations/stages in the academic career of the person.
For example I would like to clearly know what is the current stage the person , in his academic career path starting from a pre-university student & progressing ahead.
So I would like to classify something like (below) & ask user to select one of these designations:
Pre-university student Undergraduate(Bachelors/diploma/associate degree) student -doing -earned Masters student -doing -earned PhD(Doctorate) studs -doing -earned Postdoc Faculty Scientist Independent researcher
Does this cover most of the stages/designations in the academic career or is anything missing ? Is there a better term to represent any one ?
I don't really need a fine grained classification like assistant prof, associate prof, etc but I do want to include all the academic community & related people who have interests in academic topics(which includes scientists or self learners as well) & ranging from university student to faculty, independent researcher or whatever are the higher positions. May not be necessarily a hierarchical list but at least an exhaustive list is needed.
Another idea was too use classification which includes people from academia & even outside that work on/ explore academic topics & removing ambiguity between faculty, scientist & research positions . Something like this:
-> A Learner/ enthusiast, -> Pre-university student University/Research Students: ================================ -> Undergraduate(Bachelors/diploma/associate degree) student -doing -earned -> Masters student -doing -earned -> Doctorate(PhD, DPhils, etc) student -doing -earned University Faculty/Research Positions: ================== -> Professor -> Associate Professor -> Assistant Professor -> Lecturer -> Emeritus -> Other -> PostDoc, -> Scientist -> IndependentResearcher