Questions tagged [professorship]

Queries specific to professorship, as distinct from all other academic staff positions. This tag should not be used for queries that could equally apply to researchers or instructors who are not professors.

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Professor posting videos of his lectures online. Allowed? [closed]

Suppose I am a Professor working for a reputed university. Am I allowed (by the university) to make teaching videos of my courses at home and publish them on a platform like YouTube or somewhere else ...
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Impossible to survive academically without being corrupt? [closed]

I am sorry if this question seems offensive, so I begin by reiterating that it derives from my personal perception and lack of information instead of ill intent or the purpose of attacking the ...
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Professors and Postdocs - attending conferences throughout the semester

how do Professors, faculty and postdocs go about attending conferences during the semester/academic year? I understand there are conferences during the summer and winter break, what about conferences ...
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Applying for a maître de conférence position in applied math (section 26) - is there an in person audition?

I am curious about the French academic system, specifically when one is applying for a maître de conférence position in section 26 (applied mathematics). My main question is: after gaining ...
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Is 600 hours of teaching per year a lot in Germany? What does it look like?

As a professor at a university of applied science in Germany, is 600 hours of teaching considered a lot? What does it look like? The job description says: Die Arbeitszeit beträgt grundsätzlich 40 ...
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How do professors advance from 2nd to 1st class in France?

There are three classes of professors in French universities: second, first, and exceptional. I understand that within each class there are several ranks which seem to be based mostly on time since ...
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Canadian Med School Professor looking to work in USA [closed]

Background info I’m a medical school professor at a Canadian medical school and was interested in potentially seeking a job in the US. Currently I make around $160k CAD pre tax ($124k USD) although ...
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Can secretary of a faculty upload letter of recommendation on behalf of the letter author?

I am applying for Ph.D. positions in the USA and for that I have asked the department head of my past institute to write a LOR for me. He agreed to write one for me but the problem is I am applying to ...
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No publication after doing a postdoc

I am currently a postdoc at one of Europe's universities. I have a grant that covers my postdoc position (1.5 years) and it's coming to an end soon. I have been working with one member of the research ...
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Offered to do something for a professor [closed]

I'm in an unpleasant situation since I offered to do an interview with a professor, but unfortunately it has been one month and lack of communication between the professor and me and I'm no longer a ...
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How to seek Professor's "advice on how to proceed"? [duplicate]

Answers to my previous question stated: It may not be a good idea to send the translations upfront; rather try to email them about your interest and seek their advice on how to proceed. Seek their ...
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What should I do when my supervisor refuses to write a recommendation letter for applications to institutions outside my country?

I want to apply for a PhD position in country X. My supervisor lives in country Y and wants me to apply only in Y. He is the corresponding author of my 4-5 publications. He said if I want to apply for ...
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How to respond when a professor compliments you via email?

In a certain STEM graduate course, my professor made a claim and provided an solution without showing any derivations. After doing this, he mentioned that the students should derive the solution at ...
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Professor says, "I am an especially harsh grader". What does that mean?

So I'm taking an architecture class and there was a word limit for the essay of 500 words. I was wondering if I could go over the 500 word limit and in the email tagline/heading I wrote: "How ...
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What are the expectations (if any) for time between students' replies to professors' emails?

I am an undergrad student who has recently taken a course under a professor. I sent him an email last Thursday for confirmation that I will be allowed to register for his course (it has not started ...
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How can I contact a professor after few months?

I have written Professor X (Australia) for a Ph.D. position with my CV (in June) and he asked for 3 reference names in return. I sent it. As I did not write him seeing any advertisement so I waited. ...
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Professor said: "I will encourage you to apply. You can apply for Spring, 2022 or Fall, 2022." I do not know how to comprehend this? [duplicate]

Professor said: "I will encourage you to apply. You can apply for Spring, 2022 or Fall, 2022." I do not know how to comprehend this?
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Do topmost professors have something to read daily (in their locally saturated domain)?

I have this doubt from last year. This doubt arose in me after an academic incident. Incident During last year, I presented my progress before a panel of four experts and it went almost well. The ...
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When to switch from "Hello/Dear Professor X" to "Hi X" in email [duplicate]

I am just starting a PhD, and I have been in contact with the supervisor for about 3 months now, that means before the interview so you can assume I was SUPER polite when emailing him! Since then, I ...
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Why don't poorer countries suffer a complete brain-drain?

My question is about countries such as: EU countries like Bulgaria, Romania or Poland and non-EU countries like Russian Federation, Ukraine or Belarus. A PostDoc fellow might earn at most US$ 2500, ...
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How to deal with too many interfering unnecessary questions from professors about my career plans?

In my department, there is a professor who is not my advisor who constantly asks me about my career plans and how is it going with my research, how far I went in my research, and what did I do in that ...
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Is it bad for professors/supervisors to have their PhD students drop out?

Does it hurt the professor's career in any way if their students drop out? Assume a PhD student gets the professor's funding and publishes an adequate amount of papers. They then decide to quit (maybe ...
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Having lunch with my advisor and his wife after graduation [duplicate]

I have a lovely professor who I've become very close with over the past three years. I am an international student and we are both from the same original culture. I recently finished my master's and ...
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Is the process for firing endowed professors different from that for tenured professors?

Tenured professors can be fired for a variety of reasons, the most common being incompetence, negligence, immoral/personal conduct, and financial exigency. Several questions: Do these four reasons ...
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Is there a distinction in a thesis between a background section and a literature review? [duplicate]

I wounder to know the difference between the background and literature review chapter in the Master Thesis.
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How do university professors earn money beyond their salary?

How do university professors earn money external to their salary from the institutions where they teach? As far as I understand: Obtaining funding from government/companies for doing research. ...
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Can I contact a corresponding professor before I accept a grad studies offer?

A professor/department provided me with an offer for graduate studies in engineering in Canada. The professor and I talked briefly before I applied, but the project(s) I would work on during my ...
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Addressing professors with their first name only [duplicate]

I am going to apply for a postdoc call and I have commenced exchanging emails with a professor. In his first reply to my initial email he addressed me with my first name (Dear (my first name)). In my ...
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How to deal with professor who is ignoring my questions? [duplicate]

I am studying data mining in a college in Nepal. In Nepal, students and teachers communicate using Facebook Messenger. Teachers don't share email, and are instead friends with students on Facebook. I ...
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Is it true that the workload of professors has increased?

In general, a professor teaches basic, intermediate and advanced courses. The content of basic and intermediate courses is generally based on textbooks. Advanced courses may require recent results. ...
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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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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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Sending a follow up email to prof and ask for the data availability

I sent an email to a professor to share the data they published a paper on (and they are obliged to do it). It's been more than 2 weeks, he has not replied yet. Should I send a follow-up email under ...
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Advisor wants to put his name on my paper when I did all the work and found the idea

During my master's work, when I was trying to solve the problem the advisor assigned to me, I solved another problem. I got an idea and it worked, I tried to talk to him about it, he refused. So, I ...
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What is the hardest part of transitioning from a PhD to a full-time career in academia?

Multiple users on this site have stated that only around 1 in 10 (or maybe an even smaller ratio) PhD students are able to successfully continue in academia, beginning with an Assistant Professor ...
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Academic Job Interviews for Asst Prof Positions in Ireland

I have an upcoming interview for an asst prof position in a university in Ireland. I am wondering what questions are asked in such interviews. I am used to the hiring process in the US. It will be my ...
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Is it appropriate to call a research professor by phone or to email one of his postdoctoral assistants if he doesn't reply to emails?

I've just completed the first year of a biological sciences PhD program and I still haven't chosen a lab for my doctoral studies since 3 of the labs I rotated in were not good fits and another had ...
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How does a tenure track professor get money to recruit PhD students? [closed]

Does the university/institution or department give money to their tenured-track professors to hire PhD-students? Do they have to write grants to get funded to recruit PhD students? What are the ...
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Solo publication in a low-rank journal or co-authored with a famous professor in a high/medium-rank journal?

Is it better to have a publication in a high/medium-rank journal co-authored with a very famous professor or would it be better to publish the same paper solo, in a lower-ranked journal? I am asking ...
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How does a Professor contact another professor regarding a PhD student?

I sent my CV to a Professor regarding a PhD position. He asked me to send the name of three referees. I could have sent him the names, but here is an issue. I have worked in Germany for 2 years as a ...
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Can professors generally keep books paid for with university funds?

I'll soon be leaving the faculty position I've held for over 20 years at a private college in the United States. Do departing faculty typically keep books that might have been purchased with ...
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How should I talk to professor if I have been absent from project for weeks due to mental health issues?

I am an undergraduate student. Four weeks earlier my professor asked me to work with him on a literature survey project. He asked me to update him every week about the status of the project. The ...
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On average what is the likelihood that a research fellow will eventually become a lecturer or an assistant professor? [duplicate]

I was trying to determine the probability that someone who is currently a research fellow will become a lecturer or assistant professor within the next five years and I was wondering if someone could ...
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Who exactly is a pseudo professor?

I was recently in a meeting with other university professors and one of them introduced himself as a "pseudo professor". The other, when introducing themselves reiterated that they ...
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How much do you agree with Elon Musk statement that non one is going to read your publications? [closed]

I have seen a public video on youtube where Elon Musk gave his opinion about academic publications: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA_2v0d9Gzs He stated that most academic publications are pretty ...
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How can I appropriately call my professor? [duplicate]

I'm an undergraduate student in a research group. I'm a little bit confused about how can I call my professor appropriately. The graduate students in the group just call him by his name, but I think ...
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What is an affiliate professor?

The answer to this question seems to indicate that an affiliate professor is effectively just a member of the department for administrative purposes. If that is the case, why is George H. Miley both ...
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Does department receive funding for each PhD candidate

The reason I'm asking is because my PhD supervisor "collects" - for lack of a better word - PhD candidates. She has at least 15 PhD candidates. None of them is being hired, except for one - ...
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Waiting for approval from professor to write letter of recommendation

I am applying to a university teaching position, and I would like one of my committee members to write a letter of recommendation for me. During my initial interview with the head of the department at ...
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Can I change the referee once the letter of reference has been submitted? [closed]

I am applying for a PhD position in US universities. I started an application for a specific university and suggested my referee names. My referees have already submitted their LORs. But I did not ...
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