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On the academic rank of lecturer. In the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, and other countries, lecturer is a tenured faculty position roughly equivalent to an assistant professor in the North American system. Do not use this tag for questions about lecturing as a teaching method.

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Applying for postdocs / lectureships - sorting bad advice from good (UK, mathematics) [closed]

Long story short: I got my PhD a few years ago, and am currently in a temporary job. Anticipating future job applications, I found myself an experienced, senior local mentor. My time in this job is ...
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How and when do departments decide who is teaching which course?

How and when do departments decide who is teaching which course? I am a graduate student at a state school in the U.S. The process has never seemed clear to me, as it seems that when none of the ...
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How to immediately show group answers onscreen?

I teach at a university, and during lectures I would like to pose a question to all the students in which each student types their answer into their laptop, submits to me, and I can show all the ...
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Difference between Visiting Lecturer and Lecturer?

May you please tell me what is the difference between Visiting Lecturer and Lecturer Can Visiting Lecturer be considered an affiliation or academic staff, for Ph.D holders?
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Should I copyright my notes?

I generate detailed notes throughout the school year to help out the students. Most of these notes are in the range of 30 - 50 pages. I wonder if I should attempt to copyright my notes to ensure ...
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Giving a test lecture, what should I keep in mind? [duplicate]

I hold a PhD in computer science. I've been travelling to conferences presenting my papers and sometimes as part of my teaching assistance duty, I had to give some very simple lectures to students. ...
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Failing students: Avoidable or not? [closed]

One college lecturer often does not care about failing his students, another does. Say we are talking about a Calculus I class. A. One fails students because they simply do not achieve the minimum ...
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Is it legal to audio or video tape professors while they are lecturing? [duplicate]

Is it legal to audio or video tape professors while they are lecturing? Why or why not?
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On some cases where exam results are manipulated

This problem has been bothering me as a lecturer and future PhD student for a while now. A student just finishes filling his exam sheet. He then gives the sheet to the lecturer. The lecturer is then ...
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What are the eligibility criteria for having physics lectureship in India?

I have an admission interview tomorrow, and have to know the possibility of having physics lectureship after the completion of MSc in maths. I am interested in research, but want to know the ...
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VAP or lecturer?

I'm coming off of a 1 year visiting position. I'd like to focus more on teaching than research, but to still keep research active if possible. Two positions open to me are a 1 year VAP (possible 2 ...
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Negotiating after receiving a lectureship offer in the UK

In Germany and in the US, usually people apply for multiple positions then start to negotiate with the universities that give them offers. For example, if you're offered a position from A and B, you ...
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Would it be arrogant for me to offer my professor material on the module they teach?

I am a first year CS undergraduate taking a module on differential equations. For part of this module I did a personal project on the motion of simple harmonic systems (damped and undamped) which I ...
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Leveraging offers [closed]

I am currently working as a full time lecturer after two years of unemployment post disatorous tenure denial. I have two on campus visits lined up for associate professor positions. The lecturer ...
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(Australia) Conjoint senior lecturer? Do they teach?

In Australia, I see many non-university researchers (e.g. CSIRO postdocs) have a title of "conjoint lecturer" from a reputable university. Do they teach? Do they receive salary from the university? ...
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Applying for multiple lecturer posts in the UK

There are multiple lecturer openings in the UK that are very relevant to my work, say posts A and B. I prefer B over A, but B's application deadline is a about 2 months after A's. If I apply for ...
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Faculty (lecturer in UK) interview presentation - what to include around teaching?

I have been shortlisted for a job interview later this month for a lectureship in a UK university. The interview will consist of a presentation and a panel interview. As per the HR's email, the ...
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Terminology for lecturing modes (for CV)

In the country I did my PhD in, at a lot of courses there are lectures by a professor covering theory, and then lectures by a PhD student which cover exercises, examples, clarifications, etc. Those ...
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How's my lecturing?

I am struggling to work out how good my presentation of material is in lectures I'm currently doing. I've done many lectures in the past, and I've typically received good feedback. I'm now teaching ...
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Voice too “authoritative?”

As part of my graduate program, I am required to give presentations to a group of attendees and a program panel about various topics including but not limited to research, involvement, and case ...
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Is a “lecturer” position sufficient for a career and not a temporary position? Can it ever be useful if not intended as permanent?

I am currently in a VAP at a selective liberal arts school for psychology, first year post-grad. I have five publications but probably won't get any offers for tenure track positions without an ...
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Post doc or Lecturer after Full-time PhD? and Can I apply for Post doc after Thesis submission or should wait until Viva-voce? [duplicate]

I am a Full-Time research scholar in finance about to submit my thesis in a month or two. After this is it good to go for post-doc or as a lecturer in finance? If I apply for lecturer will colleges ...
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How strong should the research record be for a lecturer position? [closed]

I had a very successful postdoc experience. Now I have 47 papers published in excellent journals (90% by the American Chemical Society). I understand that research is subjective, but as I compare my ...
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Applying for a lecturership. What should I write in “supporting statement” through the on-line application?

I have already prepared my CV, my cover letter, my research and teaching plans, as well as a document with my previous research overview. When applying through the university website, there is a ...
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Responding to low-key insult from lecturer

A lecturer for a course I am attending was late for a class, and as they had sent an e-mail a few days before mentioning a different classroom, the class was confused about whether we should go to ...
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“scholarly activities” vs. “research activities” in Australia for the purpose of applying to a lecturer position

For the purpose of applying for a lecturer position in Australia in computer science (CS), what are "research activities" and "scholarly activies", and how do they differ? The applicant is asked to ...
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“Contribution to technical achievement” in Australia for the purpose of applying for a Lecturer position

For the purpose of applying for a lecturer position in Australia in computer science, what is actually a "contribution to technical achievement"? This phrase occurs among the selection criteria but ...
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“Professional contribution” in Australia for the purpose of applying for a Lecturer position

For the purpose of applying for a lecturer position in Australia in computer science, what is actually a "professional contribution"? This phrase occurs among the selection criteria but seems to me ...
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Lecturer in Australia - response to selection criteria

I am applying for a lecturer position in Australia in computer science. The application process asks for "a statement addressing the selection criteria outlined in the position description". An ...
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Lectures are way ahead of the planned schedule for the course. What should be done?

In my university, we submit a lecture plan at the academic semester starts. The lecture plan is a kind of semi-official documentation on the schedule of lectures or topics (Ref: Planning a course: ...
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What is one-session short presentation or lecture in CV?

In during the M.Sc., when complex networks course lectured by prof. in university, he said me that I will talk about complex networks and my B.Sc. thesis in one session for students. How to can I ...
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Lecture slides before or after?

I am trying to work out if I should release slides for my lectures before or after the actual lectures. I don't think the projectors for the lectures are very good, and I think it would also be nice ...
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Plotting a return course for academia: publications

During the final stretch of my PhD in the social sciences (waiting for the oral defense date, publishing the dissertation as a book) I returned to my home country and pursued a career in journalism. ...
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Students with informal dress code and drinks during lectures - How to deal with it?

I have been involved in teaching in an university. However, I find the following few behaviors of students (all Undergrads) inside my classroom slightly unpleasant: In my university, some of the male ...
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Is 100 hours per year of teaching a heavy load for a lecturer?

I have recently been appointed as a lecturer in a scientific department. This is a permanent position. The responsibilities of the position include: teaching, conducting high level research, ...
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In teaching, what do we actually mean when we say “syllabus completed”?

In my university, every faculty member has to submit a handout at the semester beginning for his(her) course. The handout is basically a list of topics (a syllabus) that needs to be taught to the (to ...
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Best way to poll students during a class by web

I'm looking to get feedback from students fairly seamlessly during a lecture. I know that there is a reluctance to raise one's hand (if part of a large audience), and my experience of such polling ...
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Interviewing for a lecturer position in the UK

I have been invited to interview for a lecturer position (AFAIK, equivalent to assistant professor elsewhere) in the UK, after being pre-selected following a Skype interview. This means that the ...
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Does stating multiple degrees from a single university on a CV disadvantage an applicant for a research or lecturing position?

I have a bit of a potentially unusual situation with my CV. Over the years while I worked in an unrelated field (to pay the bills etc), I completed multiple degrees - all degrees were completed to a ...
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How to write horizontally across the blackboard while keeping handwriting as horizontal as possible?

Does anyone have tips on good ways of writing horizontally across the blackboard? I notice whenever I write across the blackboard, the line will have a slightly downward slope of 15 degrees and it is ...
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Lecturer asks for argument for re-submission

Our group submitted part 1 of an assignment a few hours before the deadline, only to realise one of our links to the a piece of work was incorrect. As soon as we found out, we emailed him explaining ...
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Is there any evidence of a benefit to students answering questions in front of the whole class?

In my programming tutorial, I often ask a question to the class along the lines of "what is my next step?" or "should I do X or Y?". In previous years I've had lots of student participation, but this ...
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Lecturer with anxiety. How to survive in academia?

I've been a long time member of academia.SE but I created this alt account because the question is a bit embarrassing. I finished my PhD 4 years ago and after a 2 year postdoc at a different ...
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What can I do about a lecturer who isn't clear enough to understand?

I'm a Maths university student and I just can't seem to learn anything from one of my lecturers. I understand we, as students, should do personal research on our subject. But he just doesn't make any ...
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What are the potential consequences of responding in kind to a rude lecturer? [closed]

What are the potential consequences, if any, of being rude and abrasive with the lecturer of a course I am taking? Could I face disciplinary action? Could it affect the way my work is evaluated? Is ...
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What is the difference between a “statistician”, “applied statistician”, and an academic applying advanced stats within their field?

Within academia, I am wondering how statisticians use the titles/description of "statistician" versus "applied statistician." Also, what is the difference between an "applied statistician" and an ...
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Typical academic leave notice period?

I was wondering what is the average notice (leave) period for academic positions (eg lecturer/post doc/teaching fellow). I have just received a 14 month contract stipulating a 3 months notice by ...
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Applying for tenure-track research position and lecturer position at the same university?

there is a very good research university (actually many of them; this is mathematics in the US) that have both tenure-track assistant professor open positions and lecturer open positions. I want to ...
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Submitted Assignment Late - Wrong to ask for in-depth analysis?

So I've just submitted my first late assignment, and another one on the books. I feel absolutely terrible about it, but my time-management has been less than poor lately. I really enjoy learning ...
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Getting faculty position in the US: after Postdoc in the US or Lecturer in the UK?

I am a postdoc in a US university (Rank A, edit: R1). I tried to get an academic faculty position in the US, but was unsuccessful. I got an offer (lecturer in the UK system) from the UK university (...