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Regarding the appropriate titles or post-nominal letters to use, given an individual's academic status.

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Does taking the title 'reader' have any connotations?

I work at an Australian university, and as such, my colleagues have titles and positions which align with the British system. I've met a number of academics which have chosen the title 'reader' over '...
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How to list an honorary position on a CV?

UK universities offer honorary positions, see e.g. How to get honorary academic position in UK universities? and links therein. How does one list these positions on a CV? For instance, suppose I am a ...
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What's the tangible benefit of titles like FBCS, CEng, FRSE, FIET, FREng in the UK?

I am an associate professor in computer science. I see a lot of academics with titles like FBCS, CEng, FRSE, FIET, FREng. I was wondering, what's the tangible benefit of these titles? I know that ...
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Can you use the Italian "Dr" title in Austria even though it does not refer to the same academic level in both countries?

This was originally posted in a German-language site, but it was recommended to me to post it here as it might be more of a legal question than a language-related one, and similar questions were asked ...
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What is the difference between a magister and a master title in Austria?

After reading this question focusing on Austrian titles themselves, I still have a couple of open points that I would like to understand, especially around the relationship between Austrian titles and ...
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Which date should I print as submission date on the title of my thesis when I send it by post to the deanery?

Tomorrow I will print my thesis. On the title page, I have to write Submitted on: xx.xx.xxxx Typically, that is not an issue if you go to the deanery by foot and submit the thesis. However, I will ...
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How should I present my German medical degree (Staatsexammen, Dr. med) degrees in the US?

I have recently graduated in Germany and will be moving to the US. I have completed my medical degree (Staatsexammen) and my doctoral thesis in medicine (Dr. med), so I will have two degrees. For the ...
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How to avoid verbose titles for re-analysis papers?

There are a couple of studies in which I don't agree with the analysis methods but the authors have graciously made the data available. I'm considering working on some re-analyses of these studies ...
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Is it Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) or MEng given the Swedish "civilingenjör"?

The Swedish "civilingenjör" is translated to "master of science in engineering"; in my case, it's "master of science in computer science and engineering." There isn't a ...
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Use of Prof title for academic moving from US to UK

In the United States, we use the title Professor or Prof. (in writing) for all faculty at the assistant, associate and full professor levels. In the United Kingdom, we use the title only for the most ...
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What is your correct title while working on a PhD?

After finishing a PhD, your title is either Dr or PhD. What is the correct title while still working on it? Is it MSc? This question asks almost the same question, but doesn't specifically ask for ...
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Acknowledging a doctoral student as Dr

I am writing a final year project report and I would like to acknowledge a friend who is a doctoral student. Is it appropriate to write Special recognition is due to Dr. Jane Doe for her support...&...
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What's a ED, EIC, and ADM?

I submitted a journal article for publication and peer-review is taking much much longer than is typical for the journal I submitted to. In the manuscript submission portal there is a link to contact ...
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When can a DPhil student or EU PhD refer to themselves as DPhil/PhD Candidate?

I understand that in US PhD programs, students are often labelled as a "PhD Student" until they pass their qualification exams and begin working on their dissertations, at which point they ...
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Use of the term 'professor' in the UK

I have been an full time appointed research professor most of my career (until 2017) in UK and Australia. I still work in a small business as CEO working exclusively with academic clients. I also ...
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When to use the title "Professor" if employed at different academic positions in different countries

I have a curious question. I am employed as a Chair Professor and a Professor of Practise at a recognised University in India and I am also employed as a Lecturer at a recognised University in the UK. ...
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How to deal with ABD misrepresenting self as Dr [closed]

I supervise an employee who insists on being called Dr. in emails and on social media, but is ABD (all but dissertation) from about a decade ago. How have people handled such situations? I was ...
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How to concisely describe your field when your work is very interdisciplinary?

I am a PhD student struggling to identify myself as belonging to a specific discipline. I am always having to introduce myself but never know what to say or write. Any ideas?? The context is often in ...
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What is the best title of an email that gives news and updates? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student. Since a long time I did not email my supervisor. Thus, I want to text him but I did not know which email that should be written in the title.
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Is it OK to specify your school next to your "Ph.D."?

Is it OK to specify your school next to your "Ph.D.": in your email signature, in the title of your web site, etc. For example, John Smith, PhD (Harvard) Edit: added united-states, because ...
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If I have a German doctorate (“Dr. X”), can I call myself “X, PhD” in Germany?

As far as I understand, In the USA, they use "X, PhD." The rest of the world use "Dr. X." In Germany, they use the latter form. If someone completes an interdisciplinary (...
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Common practice for references to oeuvres with multiple titles

Many historical oeuvres are known by multiple names and/or multiple variations of each name. For example: The title of Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur was originally written as Le morte Darthur, ...
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How to sign a professional email as a retired professor in two departments . .

Wise colleagues, I am in need of your counsel, please. I am a retired professor requiring clarification on how to sign a professional email. Although I am happily retired, there remain certain ...
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Title for a non-PhD researcher?

I do not have a PhD, nor am I pursuing one, in the United Kingdom. What title could I be given, if I worked as a paid researcher at a university, but I was not a PhD student or PhD graduate? The level ...
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How to check if a person is faculty - confusing titles in UK academia

I am a master's student in physics, from outside the UK and I'm not familiar with the academic hierarchy/titles in the UK. I am working (remotely) with an academic from a prominent UK university, and ...
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BSc Hons and MRPHARMS on business cards after names

I am about to have cards of introduction made. Should both Bsc Hons and MRPharms be added after my name or just MRPharms to reflect I have a pharmacy degree and also have a membership of the ...
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What is the equivalent of the Mexican distinction "Titulo de Ingeniero en Sistemas Computacionales" in the U.S. higher education system?

An individual has a degree from a technology institute in Mexico. His diploma says, "El Tecnologico Nacional de Mexico otorga a [name] el titulo de Ingeniero en Sistemas Computacionales." In ...
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Job Titles at German Universities - Proper English Counterparts?

At universities in Germany, there are the following standardized job titles that I find difficult to express in English in a useful manner: Studentische Hilfskraft: a student who does not yet hold a ...
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Is it petty to expect people to use your title in a professional setting?

As a general rule, I'm a laid back person and don't take life too seriously. So while I have a PhD, let's say, I don't wave around. (So much so that my PhD scroll hasn't been framed yet). I work ...
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Can I use Researcher in XXX as a job title instead of formal position?

I plan to apply positions after getting my phd degree. Between graduation and getting a formal job, I am going to use "researcher in xxx" as a job title. Actually, I plan to use it after ...
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How to compare academic ranks between Australia and North American countries?

In Australia, academic ranks for a balanced position is usually broken down into 5 pay-scales (A Associate lecturer, B Lecturer, C Senior Lecturer, D Associate Professor, and E Professor), which ...
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Under which conditions can a person use the title of "Professor"?

Is it enough to hold a contract as professor (be it a major university), to use this title in official communications? What are the rules (also unwritten rules) in your country? I am interested also ...
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I am an assistant professor. In an email, how should I address an associate professor in a different university with no prior contact?

I am an assistant professor outside the US. I want to email an associate professor in another university in the US, who I haven't talked to before. He's American. It's just because I want to discuss ...
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Why do some professors have a company name in front of their title, e.g. Samsung Professor? [duplicate]

For example, Professor Stephen Boyd - Samsung Professor, Professor Paul Newman - BP Professor Does it mean said company pays that professor's salary? Does that professor have any obligations towards ...
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What is the meaning of the academic title "Karsh."?

I have recently started my work at a new institute. One of the employees there is from Iran. Their academic title is "Karsh." and "Karsh.A.". A short Google search revealed that &...
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Order of name and title in references of CV

Since the references in a CV includes a few names of people and their titles, I would like to put them in an alphabet order. Note that in my country, family names are always put first, for example: ...
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Combining two problems/topics in a thesis title

Recently, my PhD supervisor suggested that I should start finishing my PhD. There are several necessary organizational steps, but the most important part is likely that I should summarize the ...
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What is a PhD *in*?

I have been offered a place as a PhD student in an English-speaking university, however, I'm a little concerned that the department may be a bit broad and generic (not the project though; it appeals ...
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Mixed use of titles in dissertation acknowledgment

I would of course use Prof. and Dr. in front of the names of committee members and other professors who I call by Prof. and Dr. in real life. But what about your “peers” who have doctorates? For ...
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How should I style my German doctoral title in English documents?

I hold a Dr. rer. nat. title from the computer science institute at a German university. I am now writing a job application that I will send to a German organization, but since it has many ...
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Change title of the manuscript in arXiv

I have written a paper and posted that in arXiv. The paper is cited once and I have cited roughly 40 manuscripts in my paper. I am now thinking that the title of my paper is not fully representing ...
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PhD Student/Candidate distinction - European/French universities

I read an interesting topic entitled "PhD candidate vs. PhD Student". I understood that the distinction between the use of those terms is strongly linked to the structure of PhD programs in ...
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How serious of a mistake it is to accidentally addressed a grad school admissions director as Miss instead of Ms?

I am applying to a grad school in the US and I am asking application questions through emails. In one of the emails, I accidentally addressed the admissions director as Miss, even though the title of ...
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Confusion over choosing title/role while applying for a position

I am working as a project assistant in a lab in India. My role is similar to that of what a research assistant does in academia. But I'm not familiar with the use of the title 'project assistant' in ...
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Is it wrong to call yourself Dr First_Name Last_Name when you have a Professional Doctorate such as DTech or DBA and not a PhD or MBBS?

Is it wrong to call yourself Dr First_Name Last_Name when you have a Professional Doctorate such as DTech or DBA and not a PhD or MBBS?
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Is MSc the same as MSc (Eng)?

I have a master's degree in the UK, titled MSc Advanced Materials Engineering. I would like to know if it would be correct to put MSc (Eng) as a post-nominal? There is no clear guidance. By using ...
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What does “resident” mean in title like “resident mathematician”?

What does resident mean in title like resident mathematician? And what are the main subjects where resident is attached to a title? For example, does a resident statistician exist? Or a resident ...
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Is a Research Assistant/Associate in UK equivalent to a Post Doctorate elsewhere?

I am at the verge of completing my PhD in South Africa, and I started applying for Post PhD positions around the world. However, I am a little bit disturbed by all the therminology of academic titles ...
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When is an academic a -sensei and when is he/she a -hakase?

I'm not Japanese, and I've been emailed by someone who is Japanese, in the context of potential academic collaboration. He's in industry, not academia. He used the "-sensei" honorific to refer to me, ...
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Synonym for the job title of assistant professor

I often go to meetings and professional events outside academia. I am meeting new people all the time, and most of them are not acquainted with academic ranks and job titles. It happens often that ...
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