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Delayed payment as visiting researcher

I have been in another country as a visiting researcher to participate in a research project of which my university is a partner. It was agreed by word of mouth that I would be paid soon after arrival....
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Does the Newton International Fellowship holder can get an extra salary from the host organization?

The Newton International Fellowship supports the development and training of postdoctoral researchers at an early stage of their career from any country outside the UK, by providing an opportunity to ...
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Are Norwegian advertised salaries net or gross?

Different countries have different ways of giving a salary range, in some countries I have noticed that the job posting explicitly says "estimated net salary". Now I am wondering about ...
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TT summer salary withheld despite prior commitment [closed]

I'm a tenure-track faculty at an R1 university with a standard 9-mo appointment. At the end of July, I have decided to move to another tenure-track position at another R1 university (for personal ...
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Is there any required number of years of experience before getting TVL-14 in Germany?" [duplicate]

After completing my master's degree, I have work experience of 28 months with TVL-13, and I will finish my PhD soon. I got an offer from a new chair. Currently, there are one professor and me(as a ...
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I've graduated, my graduate advisor wants to publish a paper with me. How do I tell my advisor I don't want to do free labor?

So I've recently graduated with a STEM degree, but my advisor still wants us to make a submission to a conference. Right now I am unemployed and I have no source of income. What is the best way going ...
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PhD salary (research assistant) did not increase during summer while working hours doubled, is this normal? (USA)

I'm I PhD student in X engineering in the university X (top ranked program in the US, big university) and I'm finishing my first year with a first author paper in an important journal, 3 conferences (...
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May a non-student person working in a research university lab that hosts PhD students refuse to teach PhD students how to do lab work without more $?

May a person whose job title isn't instructor of labs/instructor of PhD students/lab-assistant and who is working full-time (non-student) in a research university lab under a professor who recruits ...
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Should I accept an unpaid TA position?

I am a fourth-year undergraduate math major. I come from a not-so-big school, where the mathematics department is not funded that well. Recently, a professor asked if I would be interested in becoming ...
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PhD student paid from NSF grant also working side job as independent contractor

I am a PhD student in the US that is currently paid as a grad research asst. from my advisor's NSF grant full time (100% FTE) during the summer and 1/2 time (50% FTE) during the school year, with the ...
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Post-doc salary negotiation in US

I have two post-doc offers from universities in the US. Option A is better for me than option B in terms of my interests, however, option B pays slightly more than option A. I want to negotiate my ...
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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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Can someone work part-time elsewhere and also full-time as PhD student (in Germany and Poland)?

Can a full-time Ph.D. student legally work in a private company, and draw the stipend from the university and the salary from the job at the same time? I am interested to know the regulations of ...
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Being a research intern in a research institute

It's been almost a year now that I've been working as an intern in a research institution. I've worked on several research projects in the institution now and some of them are already published. ...
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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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Do universities generally allow faculty members to teach while getting NSF summer salary?

What is the general practice for universities in USA in deciding if there any conflict between receiving 2 month salary funded by an NSF grant (the maximum) and teaching a Summer course (which ...
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Why do some PhDs programs pay monthly salary, some don't?

I found that some Ph.D. programs pay monthly salaries like real jobs (EUR2300/month for a period of 36 months): Medical University of Vienna, AT many pay minuscule monthly stipends like pocket money ...
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TVöD rank for an engineer in Germany

I am a French citizen currently employed by an Institute part of the Helmholtz association. I had been looking forward to starting this position for a while and was a bit in a rush when signing my ...
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Does fellowship replace PhD salary?

I'm currently applying to PhD positions, and was also advised to apply for a fellowship, but don't I need a PhD supervisor first? Even if I do get it, does that mean it replaces the salary given by ...
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how would you consider an offer of 8000 shekels (2460 USD) in Israel for a postdoc position? [closed]

Hi, how would you consider an offer of around 8000 shekels (ca 2400 Euros or 2460 US Dollars) in Israel for a postdoc position? A bit of context: it would be a 3rd postdoc, applicant's age 36 yo, with ...
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Is postdoc stipend taxable in Germany?

I will have a postdoc fellowship in Germany with a stipend contract, not a working contract. Therefore, I won't have the pension or other social benefits. Health insurance is paid by the organization ...
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UK faculty salaries are much lower than US – is there any upside?

I was looking at faculty jobs, and most of the jobs in UK publish the salary range and band, which (from my understanding) is essentially non-negotiable and adopted by most universities in the UK. It ...
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Once tenured, is a faculty member guaranteed a minimum salary?

Tenure protects a faculty member's job from many threats; however, does it also generally guarantee a minimum salary? I am especially curious about fields, such as engineering, where there may be an ...
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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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How do I go about asking my supervisor how he'll remedy a mistake with my stipend?

I'm a PhD student at a university that is in the process of evaluating updates to stipend policies and one of the students involved in providing feedback on said policy updates. During a meeting a few ...
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Supplementing Postdoc Salary with stipends while on NIH training grant

Is this possible? If you are funded under a T32 and they provide a stipend are you allowed to raise your salary with additional money from a PI or other smaller rewards? I know I wont be rich on 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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Not being paid for work contracted to institution when I am the sole worker

I work in a small, specialised, tech research team in a UK HE institution. I have recently been asked to do some consultancy work involving a separate institution. Although I will be the sole ...
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9 vs 12 months distributed pay options and quiting your job before the end of the school year

What if you opt for the 12-month pay but quit your position before the end of an academic year? (For example, give 30-days notice in December). Do you forfeit your 3 months of distributed pay that ...
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Can an H-1B holder work for a foreign institute? Does this affect the future application for permanent residency? [closed]

I am an H1-B holder working at a university. I was recently invited to join a research project in Europe as an external investigator (I will receive a small amount of salary). I consulted with the ...
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What advantages do professors have over equivalent industry and government researchers?

Tenure track professors at USA R1s, ideally in STEM, help me understand: in 2021 what advantages do professors have over equivalent industry and government researchers? I am tenure track at a top 5 ...
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To which EG (Entgeltgruppe) does a master's graduate belong to in Germany?

I am a Master's student, soon I will be finishing my master's thesis. I am looking for a full-time job and would like to know the exact Entgeltgruppe I belong to. I am studying in Baden-Württemberg, ...
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Are all PhD stipends the same amount?

Controlling for a specific department/university/fellowship do more desirable students get better stipends? For example, is everyone who's offered an RA position at University of Washington (or ...
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Postdoc positions - a new trend?

I have observed a new trend in the academic life. I think it is something worthwhile discussing. Many postdocs choose to leave American and European positions and pursue appointments in Asia, and more ...
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PhD salary for DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Collaborative Research Centre

I've been selected for a PhD position in a medical school at Lower Saxony in a DFG Transregio Collaborative Research Project. Even though I'm yet to receive my contract, I am curious to know if my ...
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"Extra teaching" (compared to the standard contract) for Italian researchers

For researchers (RTDa, RTDb, associate and full professors) in Italian universities is it possible to have some "extra" teaching duties (compared to the standard contract)? How would one ...
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The university gave me a pay check less than my offer letter, what can I do?

I am a grad student at one of the University of California campuses. In my offer letter, it stated: Congratulations! On behalf of the Committee on Admissions and Awards and the Graduate Group in (...
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Do universities benefit from making salary information public?

In the United States, I think it is required by law in several states to make salary information at universities public. In general, in most western universities, it may not be very hard to find ...
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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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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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Difference in business school pay across developed countries

Why is the pay for tenure-track faculty at business schools in developed countries other than the US substantially lower than (and often only a fraction of) their US counterpart (with the exceptions ...
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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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Doing an unpaid Post-Doc in the US with own savings, visa

I was wondering if it is possible to do an unpaid post-doc in the united states (Boston, MIT) for one year, especially in regards to the needed visa (I am german). I am unsure if I would be eligible ...
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How do academic salaries work in Belgium

I'm looking at salary scales published by a Belgian institution. I see figures published for monthly salaries. Is there a reason why annual salaries are not published? Is the annual salary not as ...
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Moving from Switzerland to Germany during my PhD, how do they count working experience I already have?

I am currently doing my PhD in Switzerland. Since my professor recently get a job in Germany and will move the whole lab there, I need to go with her. That brings up to the question of working ...
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What does TVL-E13/2 mean?

I know that the TVL system exists but I am not sure if TVL-E13/2 would mean it is 50% of TVL-E13 or what does the "/2" mean, could someone explain please? I've seen it in multiple PhD ...
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What are the ways a professor in top R1 public universities can increase their salaries (through research)?

I understand that professors can pay themselves +2/9 of the 9-month salary to cover summer. Are there other ways to use research grants (private or public) to increase salaries (working in research)? ...
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Counting PhD years for Tvöd salary in Germany

I know about the calculation for the "Entgeltgruppe" and the following "stufe". My question is: if someone had a contract for, let's say, 3 years then this person needs 2 more ...
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UK Post doc salary and National Insurance scheme for an expat

I've been offered a post doc position in the UK and I'm trying to understand how the whole package works so I can make an informed decision before I accept or reject. Say for example, I've been quoted ...
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