Questions tagged [lecturer]

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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Advice on choosing recommenders

Currently applying for master programs in US and UK, in the track of media and communications / marketing. I don’t have many connections with Professors and here and my options: The project ...
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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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Part time Phd- Does it count negative in the path to becoming a Professor?

If some do a part-time PhD in Germany and work as full time in a research institute? Will it count as negative to become a professor.
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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 ...
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A lecturer wants to grade me based on 'creativity' in a task, how do I succeed?

TLDR: In a course where students are required to do exercises, a programming project and write a report in small groups, the lecturer announced that grading will be based on 'creativity' and how funny ...
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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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What are good tips/ways to improve my writing on chalkboards? [duplicate]

Recently, I have started to regularly write on chalkboards. I have also found out that I am quite terrible at it, although my handwriting is quite good. Any tips or strategies for a beginner are ...
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The lecturer supposed to grade my presentation fell asleep while I held it. Should I complain?

TLDR: I am attenting a seminar where the grade is based entirely on a talk I hold. The responsible lecturer fell asleep during the talk multiple times, and I am worried about my grade, feel insulted ...
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If PhD programmes prepare the candidate for research, why do teaching positions require it?

Example, example. From the first example: The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Teaching (Lecturer with Potential ...
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Professor answers a question wrong, how significant? [closed]

I have a university professor in an operating systems class who point blank told me in writing that in the linux operating system, kernel race conditions cant/dont happen. After pressing him he ...
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In Australia, possibility of transfer from a fixed-term Lecturer to a continuing appointment [closed]

Recently I got a position as a 3-year fixed-term lecturer at an Australia university. I wonder if there is any possibility to transfer to permanent position? Or I would have a better chance if I apply ...
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How write in CV about lecturing experience while being a PhD student

I am currently PhD student, and giving lectures to undergrad students (4 semesters). Is it legit to write about this activity in the CV separately. If yes, then how (i.e. lecturer)?
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Reasonable sanction [closed]

A lecturer with more than 10 years of experience and proven record of excellence in both teaching and academic service failed to complete his teaching self-assessment. In general, the teaching ...
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Can I call myself an assistant professor without a PhD?

I've recently gotten a job as lecturer and economics course module developer at a new university this fall. The position is intended as permanent. There is opportunity for funded research but that isn'...
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What do teaching faculty do during semester breaks?

I'm specifically asking about full-time teaching staff (unlike part-time teaching staff such as professors, who as I understand it can just spend more time on research during semester breaks). I ...
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Semi-academic job: techniques to apply

I am soon to complete a PhD and am quite interested in teaching roles. I have been doing some ad hoc teaching as a lecturer in my university, and quite enjoyed it. I apparently have done a pretty ...
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Negotiating Part-Time Lecturer in Germany

I am interviewing for a part-time (50%) program-lead/lecturer position at a university in Germany. The position is to set up and lecture on a new master's degree program. I will be finding more out at ...
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Is it always OK to ask for a copy of the lecturer's slides?

Weeks ago I attended a lecture/seminar in NYU Shanghai, and I am not a student nor an alumnus of it. After the lecture I attempted to ask if I can have a copy of the slides because the content is so ...
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Would it be a waste of time to apply to a lecturer position in my school at a different department after PhD?

I would like to apply to some lecturer positions after my graduation which is in August. My school happened to open a new position as lecturer in another department that I am not familiar with ...
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Interview for lecturer in UK but no grants, how do I compete?

I have a Skype interview for a highly competivite lecturer position at a UK university (100 applicants). I don't have large sums of money from external grants nor a fellowship but plenty of other ...
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What should I recommend for a foreign student with problems on the country language?

Later this week one of my undergrad classes have their first written test and one of the students is not from my country, and he said he's been having some problems both understanding my lectures and ...
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What are the standards/expectations from a teaching postdoc contract?

Recently, I talked with a CS Professor regarding working in his lab as a postdoc. He said that he is interested in my CV/profile, but he can only give me a contract as a teaching staff until he gets ...
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Is it typical for adjuncts to have a higher salary than postdocs?

I've been noticing that sometimes adjunct lecturer salaries are higher than those of postdocs, in math. I was wondering if that is typical and why that is the case.
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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?