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The process of two or more parties attempting to find a mutually agreeable arrangement, usually with respect to salary, job requirements, benefits, and related aspects of a new job offer or promotion.

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Faculty job negotiation - dual career and salary [closed]

I received a phone call from the department chair informing me that they are willing to give me an offer. Then, he sent me the startup sheet and asked me to send them my comments. This sheet contains ...
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US Assistant Prof salary negotiation with counter offer before going up for tenure

I'm an assistant prof. in a public US university. I have to go up for tenure this year. The department I'm in is somewhat mismanaged, with lots of politics and favoritism. Many have left the ...
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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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Should I "threaten" my advisor in order to get funding?

I've been working hard on research with my advisor, and he seems to be happy with my progress. I would like to get an RA position next semester. Should I tell my advisor that I'm going to cut back a ...
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Postdoc in the UK, still in probation period. Can I still ask for a salary increase?

Basically the title says everything. I came from a very low ranked university outside the UK (Africa). During my PHD, I worked as a part time lecturer at another University in my home country for 1 ...
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Can I negotiate for a more senior position than the one specified in the job advertisement in the UK?

I am applying for a job in a public university in the United Kingdom. The job advertisement is for a Lecturer position. I already received an interview appointment. However, I am considering ...
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How to negotiate salary raise after promotion to associate or full professor?

Several posts on this website discussed the negotiation process and tips for new faculty in US. However, I wonder if there are any possibilities or tips to negotiate the salary after being tenured and ...
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Can I back out a tenure track faculty offer?

Summary: Signed a contract with school A while waiting for decisions from school B. Now got offer from B, and want to back out of the signed contract with A What is the best strategy to back out a ...
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I couldn't negotiate my postdoc salary during HR meeting, should I try days later? (I haven't received the formal offer yet)

I had a meeting with HR last week. During the meeting, the recruitment officer talked about a lot of things very quickly in the first 5 meetings: "you will receive a formal offer in the next few ...
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Invited to a meeting where I will receive a postdoc offer, what should I discuss/prepare the meeting?

I had a postdoc (field is computer science) interview 2 weeks ago. The HR team told me that the panel is willing to offer me the position and want to discuss the details in a 30mins Zoom meeting. This ...
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When do I say I can only start PhD late

I am applying for a PhD position in computer science in Europe. They specify a start date but say that it can be negotiated. Due to other circumstances, it is not possible for me to start until a ...
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Writing a large part of a grant as a postdoc

Background: I defended my PhD in 2018 and took a postdoc job with my same lab as a matter of convenience. The job had a 3 year contract, funded via an R01 grant, for whom my dissertation advisor was ...
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I have been shortlisted for a professor position in Germany (ranked 3 out of 4). What chances do I have to be offered the position? [closed]

I recently got to know that I am third in a shortlist of four candidates for a full professor position in a German university. I am not that experienced about German academia, since I worked in other ...
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Split paper into two, one was accepted, is it fine to negotiate the rejected paper to be accepted?

I had a paper ready for journal publication, but decided to break it into 2 conference papers and submitted them to a conference. Now, one of them is accepted but the other one is rejected! The thing ...
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How to negotiate a tenure-track assistant professor job offer in a very short time window?

I was just offered a tenure-track (60% teaching, 40% research) assistant professor job offer at a R1 University in the Southern U.S., but asked to make a decision in only three days. And he also ...
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What are the mechanics of negotiating a faculty job offer?

I would like to know the following. This is for the US. Is the deadline in the offer letter a deadline to come to a finished negotiation, or a deadline to say you'd like the job and then to enter ...
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How much time should I allow for math postdoc candidates to accept or decline my offer?

For the first time in my life, I received a research grant that allows me to hire postdocs. The hiring procedure is very flexible, and I have complete control over the process, without any involvement ...
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Possibility of negotiating a better contract if I am offered an asst prof position?

I attended an interview last week for an asst prof position in math in a university in the UK that is much lower ranked than the universities where I did my PhD and postdocs, for instance, my PhD ...
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How do I go about negotiating an academic job offer?

There are many questions on this site that deal with what can be negotiated once one has received an academic job offer. However, I cannot find anything addressing the mechanics of when and how to ...
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Commercial company wants me to list all prior "inventions", give up everything not listed [closed]

I'm a post-doctoral researcher in computer science, but my next position will be in industry. I've been negotiating a contract with this commercial company to do R&D work (not while I'm employed ...
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How do I handle a Program Officer who simply will not execute an awarded contract?

I have been awarded a US DoD contract, which is stuck on the desk of the Program Officer. I have spoken to this individual, and indeed had positive conversations. However, for the last 15 (!) months ...
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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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Negotiations after winning a grant

I am a fairly new lecturer (within the last year) in the UK. When I started my position, I did some negotiations and the uni was already happy to give me teaching relief for the probation period of ...
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Spousal hire for girlfriend in US university

I got a tenure-track academic offer in the US. I am wondering how common/likely is to get the University to do a non-academic spousal hire for my girlfriend. All the documents provided by my ...
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Typical start date for lectureship (UK context)

I received an offer for lectureship at a UK university. Their academic year starts in September. Usually (as far as I've seen), new faculty members start ~ 1 month prior to the start of the academic ...
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Negotiating for higher compensation TT position

Let's say you have a TT position at a good university A. Year 2 in the position, you receive an offer with higher salary from another university B with considerably higher salary. You want to stay ...
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Negotiating 1-year delay to my Assistant Professor Offer

Recently I was offered an assistant professor position at a major R1 university. My problem is that I need to stay one more year in my home country due to Fulbright 2-year home residency requirement. ...
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Negotiating for a higher hourly rate for RA position?

I am a Ph.D student. A professor from another university is interested in hiring me part-time for a project that he just received funding for. I am interested in the work (to hone my own skills) but I ...
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Handling PhD funding offers that come before hearing back from all schools I applied to

So I applied to several PhD programs at different schools of probably different levels of selectivity and prestige. From a few of these schools I have been admitted and in contact with certain ...
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Have I 'spent' my negotiating power on higher salary, or can I further negotiate the TT startup offer?

I have an R1 offer in Engineering. The department and Dean, per my request, have offered me a very good salary competitive with my competing industry offers, as well as excellent lab space. However, ...
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Negotiating salary before in-person interview for an administrative position

I had an interview for an administrative (IT) position at a very prestigious US university. I had a second phone interview with an HR representative who asked for my salary expectation. I gave my ...
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Chasing up response to PhD offer

I'm asking this from the perspective of the future supervisor. After a round of interviews I approached the highest ranked candidate. My error was not including a deadline in the initial email. Now ...
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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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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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What is a customary startup package for a USA Engineering TT position at an R1?

My colleague and I, both postdocs, are going to TT positions at separate R1 public universities. For various reasons, our advisers have little idea what present startup packages look like. I am in ...
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Assistant Professor at my state university, Research Scientist at my Ivy League, or both?

I am a Research Scientist at an Ivy League. I have been offered an Assistant Professorship at the state school. The Ivy League has suggested that if I take the professorship, I could stay on in a 20% ...
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How to approach negotiating the start date of a tenure-track position?

A few days ago I got an offer (yay!) from a US school. I have about another week before they want a decision. Over the last few days I have been tallying up costs for start up. When should I start ...
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How to negotiate a salary in Norway/Scandinavian countries?

So, my application looks like its going very well. I've got a feedback from the Norwegian institute that I am the most suitable candidate for the job among 13 ones. In a few weeks, I will be in the ...
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Is it possible to negotiate the position rank in an UK academic job offer?

I received a job offer from a UK university. The post was for a senior lecturer/reader position. When the Head of School called me, he hinted that they would offer me a reader position. But two days ...
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Are Assistant professorships with no starting packages/benefits and high teaching load considered normal?

I am asking this question because I simply do not know. The story is that some department (northern continental Europe for what is worth) is (unofficially for the moment) negotiating an Assistant ...
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Accepted a job with a year-long deferral to do a prestigious postdoc. Now a better job came along [closed]

Last year I got one tenure-track job offer and accepted it, even though I wasn't thrilled about the position. The institution allowed me to defer my start date by a year, so that I can complete a ...
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What's useful/important to put in a contract for a research-oriented industry position (in the US)?

I'm (probably) going back from Academia to Industry after a post-doc. Unlike last time, where I signed a company-standard contract which did not have room for much maneuvering, this time it's a small ...
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Is it realistic for a postdoc to negotiate for a private office? [closed]

If a postdoc requests a private office when negotiating an employment contract, is there a possibility the request would be granted?
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Negotiation of a faculty position

I've just started to apply for faculty positions and received an invitation for a phone interview scheduled for next week. I am not in rush at the moment to accept a faculty position. Earlier this ...
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I've received interview for faculty position at one school but am interested in another school

I've just sent out job applications last week and only a few days later received a phone call for a phone interview at one school. I am interested in another school that the chair of that school is on ...
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Can I ask for an extension on the time to accept a job offer?

I was recently offered a term position (VAP) from a good school, and was given one week to respond. I am still waiting to hear about a tenure-track position from another school – I already emailed ...
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Startup package, for assistant professor in USA: should I ask for a an extra PhD or an extra post-doc?

I got an offer for a tenure-track assistant professor position in USA, Department of Engineering. The university national ranking is between 35th and 65th at the US News website. I was offered a ...
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Improving conditions of a tenure-track job offer

I have recently been offered a tenure-track position in a very prestigious northern European university. I am currently a lecturer in a smaller UK university but I have six years of experience between ...
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No startup funds for new tenure-track hire?

I am an internal candidate for a tenure-track position at a major university in northern Europe. I think I have an excellent chance, however I am slightly worried about negotiating a startup packages. ...
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Negotiating PhD stipend

I have been admitted to a PhD at an american university. The practice there is that the university provides the fellowship for the first year and thereafter the group you are working with gives you ...
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