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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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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Who will be more suitable as recommender?

I want to apply for Ph.D. positions next year. I have research experience of more than five years, so I am considering applying for research-based universities mostly. Now I am confused about who I ...
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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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How do I ask for an advanced topic to a Prof? [duplicate]

I asked a prof for a project and he gave me a book to read. However, I am already familiar with its content(I did an online course). I want to request him to change my topic. Is it okay to ask for a ...
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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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Two-thirds of the class received an extra 10 minutes on an exam. Should I bring this up with the professor?

One of my graduate-level classes had our midterm exam worth 30% of our class grade. Since our class is too big for proper distancing in our usual room, the professor split the class. Two-thirds of the ...
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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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Faculty members: How open are you with your recommendation letters? [closed]

If a student asks to see their recommendation letter would you show them? Assuming you're done writing their letter and haven't sent it in, what would you think of a student if they asked to see the ...
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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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Contacting a professor of an ancient language I translated poems to

I am a high school sophomore and have been studying Sanskrit for 6 years. Recently I started studying Pali (similar to Sanskrit) and translated some classical English poems. I am in India, and luckily ...
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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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Whom should I take recommendation letter from?

I am applying for a Ph.D. position in US universities. I am confused about whom should I use as one of my recommenders? One of them is from the school from which I graduated and he is the department ...
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What I can do to get a PhD position in the USA when my GPA is below 3.0?

I am looking for a Ph.D. position in the USA. My GPA is less than 3 which is the minimum for most universities. So I write to program coordinators with my CV before I apply. Till now only 1/2 have ...
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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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Recommendation letter for a professional program and choosing a professor

I am applying to a professional program for a Master of Social Work. The only requirements for the program are that the person have a degree from a related discipline (not necessarily a bachelor of ...
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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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How to ask professor to work on domain we decided on

I am doing a undergrad thesis under a professor. We decided to work on some domain say "X" however now he is giving me work related to some other domain say "Y". Both "X" ...
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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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Professor not replying after agreeing for internship

A professor had agreed for an internship and asked me to remind her again before august starts. But she has not responded to the reminder email I sent 10 days ago . Should I mail her again? Is it ...
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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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Determination of College Grades

Suppose a professor liked a student because he was "nice" and was hard working but objectively received bad grades. Is it against the rules to inflate the grade of the student in a US ...
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Is it advisable to work on something your thesis advisor *isn't* an expert of?

Context: I'm looking for an advisor for my master thesis in holography, and I've received some interesting proposals that include "the necessity to be able to use numerical methods to solve ...
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Can I share my recent published article to my prospective supervisor?

I am applying for Ph.D. in US universities and for that I already wrote a professor with my CV, asking if he has any vacancy in this lab or not. His reply was positive and encouraged me to apply. So I ...
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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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Is it appropriate to ask for both potential PhD and reference letter?

I'll be applying for PhD positions in the UK in the coming fall, and have only a small pool (5-6 professors) whom I can sensibly ask for reference letters from. Some of these professors are in a field ...
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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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My supervisor does not have time to read my thesis, what do I do?

I am a master's student, I started my degree in 2018. I wrote my thesis and sent it to both my main supervisor and co-supervisor a month ago and ask them to read but my main prof did not have time to ...
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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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It is appropriate to call the professor for this situation?

I have a great relationship with one of my professors(at least I think), and a few weeks ago we discussed the possibility of doing a research project together this summer. However, he never replies to ...
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Is it rude to visit a professors office during the summer if they have not responded to my email?

I understand that a somewhat similar question has been asked before, but my parameters here are slightly different. Essentially, I have been emailing a professor since early April about joining their ...
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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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Can a PhD student write recommendation letter for me under whom I worked?

A few years ago I did a month lab rotation in a lab. At that time I was doing my masters and I was directly supervised by the Ph.D. student (X) of that lab. He taught me all the techniques and ...
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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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