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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 a Professor of the Practice in the North American system. Do not use this tag for questions about lecturing as a teaching method.

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How much time to hear back after a UK academic interview?

From your experience, how soon did you hear back from an academic interview in the UK? The Department with which I had an interview for a lecturer role said that they needed to appoint someone asap ...
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Are UK PhD studentships provided by PI grants or by their departments?

I have been recently accepted a lecturer position in a UK-based institution (which is supposed to be started in a couple of months). I had a discussion with my current postdoc supervisor (in a North ...
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What are the typical components of job application packets for Lecturer/Assistant Professor positions at UK universities?

I come from the US academic system (well, mostly), so please pardon my ignorance; I couldn't find a lot of information online so I ask this here. It appears to me that most of the UK lecturer/...
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How to deal with the lack of communication from the university (both HR and department) after accepting their lectureship offer?

I just accepted a lectureship position (offered by a UK institute) almost 15 days ago. As an international individual, I am supposed to apply for a Skilled Worker Visa supported by a sponsorship ...
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Should I negotiate visiting lecturer pay with my previous department

I recently left an full-time academic position in the UK for industry and the department wants me to continue to teach a module I have been in charge of as a visiting lecturer in future. I do enjoy ...
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Is it ethical for lecturers to give marks based on another criteria other than the one they prescribed?

Is it ethical for a lecturer to give all students in their class full marks for a module when they have not assessed the quality of the assessments? In one class, students were told they would be ...
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Getting a Lecturer Position in the UK

I am an electrical engineer working in the industry for some time. I have completed my PhD from Oxbridge comparatively recently. During my PhD, I have published two IEEE journal papers. Although, I ...
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How to negotiate on heavy social tasks and administratives that weren't advertised when you signed a lecturer contract?

I signed a deal as an undergraduate specialized lecturer with job description that prioritized research (followed by teaching). The (Human Capital) HC outlined these job descriptions when she offered ...
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Is it a red flag if a university explicitly disregards noting the work load in a lecturer contract?

Yesterday, I received a permanent lectureship offer from a UK university whose job description explicitly included two points: 1- The research workload and teaching workload are %80 and %20, ...
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Will a "Lecturer (Teaching)" in UK always remain a teacher without any opportunity for research and promotion like a "Lecturer"?

I am invited to an interview for a Lecturer (Teaching) position in a (very prestigious both research-and-teaching-based) UK institute. The duty and the responsibilities noted in the job ad clearly ...
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Why does one need to be a certified teacher to teach at secondary level and lower, but not at tertiary level?

Wikipedia article on Certified Teacher In most countries one must be licensed to teach at pre-school, primary or secondary level. The process for acquiring the license typically involves taking and ...
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The more I improve the quality of my course, the worse the student evaluation becomes. Should I provide low quality lectures?

For almost 6 years, I have given courses on different CS topics at my university. This year, I decided to make my lectures and tutorials for a specific master course as perfect as possible, so I and ...
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How can I know if I am working fast enough to finish my PhD?

I am a second-year math Ph.D. student without a master's degree who likes taking math classes and loves TAing and tutoring, but dislikes research. During the first semester of my second year, I spent ...
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Associate Professors without a PhD?

The title "Associate Professor", which is commonly used in North America, is "usually connected to tenure" in that it is almost exclusively given to tenured or permanent professors ...
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Higher academic age and faculty applications

I am senior Postdoc in pure math about 7-8 years past the PhD. I am currently in a European country where it is not unusual to spend many years as a Postdoc and get hired on a tenured Professorship. I ...
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May I email a former lecturer?

I recently had my delayed graduation ceremony and met up with an old lecturer who supervised my dissertation. It was nice to see them but we sadly didn't get the chance to catch up. I was considering ...
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How to teach a class with huge differences between students' backgrounds?

As there are different students with different educational and economical backgrounds in the classroom, I would like to know how a professor can deal with those differences. For example, ...
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Assistant professor vs lecturer in the UK [duplicate]

I have been looking at various graduate programs in the UK, and noticed a lot of people under the title "lecturer" taking incoming PhD students. I've completed some graduate studies on a ...
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UK - Help me understand the instructions for a teaching position interview (lecture/presentation) (Computer Science)

I applied for a teaching position with a special focus on data science and artificial intelligence, these are the instructions for a presentation I will make: Assume that the audience is a class of ...
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What type of content (depth/breadth) or structure of slides (PPT) is expected for a short presentation for Asst Professor interview in the UK?

I have been recently offered an interview for Asst. Professor at a mid-tier UK university. I have completed my PhD from a top-tier (Oxbridge) university in the UK and had applied for this position ...
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Can someone with only a master's degree promoted to a permanent full-time faculty at a two-year college? [closed]

Long story short, I am a master's graduate it statistics, and I recently applied to enrol in a local two-year college program to land a job in my rural hometown (I prefer to have a career in my rural ...
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Copyrights of recorded lectures? [closed]

Most universities around the world are now requesting their lecturers to record lectures and post them on a repository. In my university, we use Moodle to store and share video recordings. My question ...
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Associate Professor vs Assistant Professor vs Lecturer [duplicate]

I want to know the difference between associate and assistant professor in terms of contract length, status and salary. And also how both positions are published and what's the recruitment process of ...
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Do my publications help my department/university?

I am currently a mathematics lecturer at a state university in the US. I still do research and put a lot of effort into publications, although it is not required for my position. My question is: Will ...
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Does a lecturer need to cite their teaching material? [duplicate]

My lecturer uses powerpoints as a teaching material. During the first class she told me that we are using a book as resource for our class. But one day I realised that some parts are not from the book....
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How to resolve current situation with a lecturer that comes across as overly critical/abrasive? [closed]

I am currently in my final year of a Computer Science degree in which there is a database module, and the first large-scale assignment is in progress. The Lecturer that has led most of the classes has ...
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Is there such thing as a person who books guest lectures?

I'm a professional photographer. I have done numerous lectures at colleges and high schools about photography and photo assisting. This has always been for ex-professors or peers that have become ...
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How do universities avoid being "outmaneuvered" in removing poorly-performing faculty who bring in large research grants?

Consider an "ambitious" assistant professor (junior, untenured faculty) appointed to a junior lectureship in a medicine, physical science or engineering department with the usual teaching ...
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Online classes - student says his learning style is different so he doesn't attend

My university has opted for online classes this semester, and I think it is great to be honest for the nature of the course topic, so a 3 hour course has a live section, reading assignments section ...
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Where is your line with students on social media?

I will be giving lectures for the first time this semester starting in 2 weeks (online due to covid), some students already started to add me and follow me on social media (LinkedIn mainly for now). I ...
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Working as a Lecturer / Assistant Professor in UK vs Canada

I'm a research fellow based in the UK. All my academic experience (bachelors, masters, PhD, postdocs) have been in UK (English) universities. For the next stage, I'm considering the benefits of ...
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Application form for lecturer position provides a template for an academic resume, should I follow that?

I am trying to apply for a Lecturer job in another country; I noticed that they're asking for an academic resume and they provided a template as well. Here is what they said: You should provide ...
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Can someone do another Masters in Canada if you already have a Masters and PhD from the UK?

Can someone do another Masters in Canada if you already have a Masters and PhD from the UK?
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Teaching-oriented lectureship in a research-oriented university

I have been offered a teaching-oriented position in power electronics in a research-intensive university. It is not a tenure-track position. It seems fine considering my career and age at this moment ...
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How does Lecturer in UK compare to other systems? [duplicate]

I have never lived in UK, I did my graduate studies in the US. I was a postdoc in Europe, but the situation there seemed grim, I applied for a few positions only, one of them was this junior prof job ...
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Can I teach the same course I developed at one university at another university as well?

University A hired me to teach a course. It paid the costs of preparation (3 months) and financed tranining sessions to enhance my instructing abilities. University B now asked me to offer the same ...
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MSc in education for an assistnat professor in computer science

What are your thoughts about getting an MSc in education while being an assistant professor? my UK university requires assistant professors to go through a number of courses, and upon completing them ...
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What am I expected to say about teaching plans in an interview (UK)?

I got short-listed for an interview. I will have to give a 15 minutes presentation and I need to address 1) past and present research; 2) future research; 3) teaching plans. About the position: I ...
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One line thank-you emails to lecturers/professors - yes or no? [duplicate]

I have always wanted to know the answer to this question (sorry if it's silly): If a professor or lecturer answers a question or gives advice when replying to an email I sent them, in general, do ...
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Cover letter clarification for a lecturer position

I want to apply for a lecturer job and in the section of the cover letter it says this: Please attach your covering letter describing how you meet the criteria on the Person Specification. You should ...
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Is it appropriate for a lecturer to invite the course to dinner before grading?

This semester, I attended a seminar where the grade will be based on work turned in by attendees in about a month. The lecturer has set up a 'get-together' of all students in his home, where he will ...
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Is it reasonable for a guest lecturer/class speaker to ask for a stipend?

I'm not in academia currently, but a former professor from grad school has asked me a few times if I would give a talk to his classes based on my professional experience. I have said yes the past two ...
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Is it common to end a Marie Curie IF fellowship early?

Is it common for Marie Curie Individual Fellowships to end early? For example, if the scholar were to take up a permanent lecturing position after 1 year of a 2 year Marie Curie. Would this be ...
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How to handle a lecture course remotely? [closed]

I tried to contact my classmates to ask for their notes, I email 5 of them and none of them have replied back. I have a high GPA and this course is my last course at the university, I really want to ...
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Tenure possibilities for junior professorship

I have read whatever I could find online about W1 (junior) professorship in Germany, and to me it seems it is somewhat close to a full time lecturer and the tenure possibilities are slim if none, all ...
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Wireless microphone system for giving lectures [closed]

I'm asking this here as opposed to a more technical stack exchange as I'm looking for a ... well... less technical type of answer. I'm fed up with being passed from pillar to post by my institution'...
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How bad is making mistakes in the lecture slides?

I am giving a lecture in IT (for the first time) to more than 100 students. I refused to use the slides of the previous lecturer and I wanted to make my owns. They take me a lot of effort and I ...
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How do HR departments generally decide how many of your hours are for teaching?

I know how many hours I am paid for each week but have recently been asked to do a bit more teaching and told that, based upon what I was already doing, they were allowed to ask me to do a bit more. ...
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Guest Lecturer title

I am IT Director of a Company and I'm regularly invited by Italian universities to do lectures on Innovation or Information Systems, usually 5/6 lectures per year. Can I claim University Guest ...
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Lecturer yelled at me after class and refused to answer my question [closed]

During one of my lectures today, I had a question with something he did and raised my hand to ask the question. The lecturer didn’t see me, so my classmate asked me what my question was so I whispered ...
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