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Logistics of job offer negotiation

My question about the logistics of negotiating academic job offers (in particular salary) is two-folded. Is it best: to simply point which items of an offer can the department improve on (e.g. salary,...
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How to tell my advisor that I would probably search for a job?

A bit of background: I'm a non-european phd student in europe doing a phd in a computational field. Recently I've applied and obtained a grant. The grant came with a unfortunate pay cut of 15% and I ...
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What would be the difference between Lecturer and Assistant Professor in the UK in terms of salary?

Out of curiosity I did a search of average salary of a Lecturer and Assistant Professor in the UK on indeed. There was a significant difference in the average salary for the two positions. What I do ...
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The registrar's office requested me to raise the cap of my courses

I work for a small private college and today I received an e-mail from the registrar's office requesting me to raise the cap of two courses that I will be teaching in the spring since there are a few ...
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Salary Disparities Between Fields

Have professors just come to accept that there are significantly higher salaries in certain academic fields (generally engineering, some business, law, etc.)? Does it ever cause tension within a ...
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TVL Stufe in Germany based on previous degree

I hold two bachelors degree and after that went straight to finish a PhD degree. I have recently landed as a postdoc in a German university in the region Rhineland-Palatinate. During the hiring ...
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Are part-time postdocs in Austria expected to work full time?

I am considering applying for a post-doc in the humanities at an Austrian university. The position is advertised as a "Postdoc University Assistant position (50%, 20 hrs., "...
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Postdoc Salary in Italy compared to Germany?

I am applying for my first postdoc position. How do postdoc salaries in Italy compare with those in Germany? What about the average cost of living for both the countries? Particularly if I compare ...
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Salary scales in Germany and experience outside

How is the work experience outside Germany counted in public salary decisions? What if someone got their PhD outside Germany, for instance? Some context for my own case: I am hired as a scientist at a ...
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What's a reasonable STEM postdoc salary at Paris-Saclay university?

The year is 2023 and I'm applying for a postdoc at Paris Saclay university, and I wonder how should I adjust my expectations. I don't want to appear overpriced, but also I don't want to just scrape by....
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Should a TA position which requires teaching a class offer more money than one that doesn't?

I am currently a PhD student (international) at a University in the US (TX). I was offered a TA position, however the position requires me to work as an instructor of the course. I worked before as ...
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How to reject a postdoc offer from ex-co-author?

I have been on the postdoc treadmill for 5 years now. My current employer has been clear from the start that unless I meet certain metrics with publications, I would not be able to stay past my ...
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Marie Curie IF Global fellowship low salary not covering living costs

I started a Marie Curie fellowship, and the salary is lower than I expected (I did not realize employer costs were included in the advertised amounts). Since moving to the (southern) USA I am ...
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Are TAs supposed to get paid for hours it takes to grade?

I help students in a lab for 10 hours a week then have to grade their labs every other week. Does anyone know what the norm is? Are they supposed to assign grading hours for you as well?
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PI cutting 2/3 of stipend without notice. Any recommendation?

I am asking on behalf of a friend who is in their second year of their PhD in the US. This month, without any notice or warning, their stipend is reduced by two-third (normal stipend is $2300, now is $...
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what is the salary of a postdoc without PhD degree yet in netherlands

My PhD contract is about to end soon. I got a postdoc position in the Netherlands after that but I don't have the PhD degree yet. Which salary step will I get in scale 10?
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Difference Between Unit Cost and Salary (MSC Fellowship)

I am trying to understand the difference between Unit Cost and Salary. I receive a MSC Fellowship and the different types of allowance on the surface appear like a good salary. All numbers combined ...
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What happens if a PI has already reached the NSF two-month summer salary cap and a new proposal is being recommended for funding?

National Science Foundation (NSF) has two-month salary cap known as the two-ninths-rule: ``Summer salary for faculty members on academic-year appointments is limited to no more than two-ninths of ...
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Is Salary Considered a direct/indirect funding?

I went to the US on a J-1 visa (Research Scholar) as an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor at a US University. I was only on the salary I was getting from the university without any external funding ...
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Summer funding for math postdocs in the US

I will be starting a math postdoc position with salary x for 10 months. Nothing is mentioned about summer funding in my contract. How do math postdocs generally draw a salary during the summer? If ...
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My department asks to pay back to them the compensation I have received for being a member in a grant proposal assessment committee

Basically, it is as the title says. I have received an invitation to be a member of a grant proposal committee. They have offered a compensation for each working day (which includes interview sessions)...
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Academic pay post-doc in Germany (TVL13, 75%) [closed]

I am wondering if the salary of a postdoc in Germany is sufficient. I am applying to a position which offers TVL13, but is reduced to 75% of the hours. With the cost of living in Germany being ...
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Been offered a post doctorate position in Germany but now pay has changed

I was wondering if anyone could help me with my current predicament. I have been offered a postdoc position in Germany at TV-L 13. I completed my PhD in Australia last year but have not done a master’...
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Retaliation after grade dispute (story shortened) [closed]

After submitting my grade dispute request to my department (STEM field), my advisor started to become abusive towards me. Originally I speculated that the department may have let him know the fact ...
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MA vs. MSc vs. MEd

In the United States university system, what is the difference (besides subject matter) between a Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), and Master of Education (MEd) degree? For pay-scale ...
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Is there any room for negotiation on my PhD program stipend offers?

I am excited to have been accepted to a few PhD programs in public health. The two top contenders have both offered me full tuition remission, a stipend, and health insurance, but there is a ...
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How do UK universities retain academic staff?

I was born and educated in the UK but have spent the entirety of my career working in the US in government and higher education. I'm not, and never have been, a faculty member but rather part of the '...
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Altenative academic income streams (or how much can an academic really earn)

My question is about alternative salary streams for academics in fields with strong industry collaboration/interest. What is a typical "bonus" that a tenured academic can expect on top of ...
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What happens if another PI puts me on their payroll?

I’m fairly new to the research world and currently working with a university research institute. My PI put me on a project for a lab he is collaborating with from another research institute. The work ...
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Postdoc salary in France

I am currently considering a postdoc position in France which would be funded by an ERC grant. Since it is the hosting institution to determine the salary I was wondering whether there are some fixed ...
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What is the socio-economic argument or historical basis for university professors and staff being paid by the state?

In ancient Greece, it was generally accepted that philosophers and teachers like Socrates did their work out of love of wisdom. If they were paid at all, it was by private parties and not by the state....
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Marie-Curie Fellowship PhD salary

I have received a Marie curie Ph.D. fellowship in Spain. The salary written in my contract is much lower than what I expected. Although the website has some information regarding the salary (pdf from ...
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Does following a PhD cost money or earn money?

According to academicpositions.be, which quotes the New York Times, PhD students earn 15000 and 30000 dollars per year. But according to Educationdata: In 2012, the average cost of a full year in a ...
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Why doesn't your stipend increase after your courses are complete?

A big argument I hear for why stipends are actually a great deal is because tuition is covered(often). This makes sense for the first year or two but once courses are complete it's no longer a valid ...
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Should I Serve as an Undergraduate Thesis Advisor?

I was asked by a former student if I would supervise their honors thesis. The research paper that they want to develop pertains to a paper they submitted for a class last year on a topic I specialize ...
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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 get salary?

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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