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

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When to use a doctoral title

Last year, I finished and defended my doctoral thesis in a STEM field, and have continued working as a researcher in academia since. I am proud of my doctoral work, yet I feel somewhat uneasy about ...
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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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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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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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What is the exact meaning of a “Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Dr. med. habil.”?

He is a well-going dentist and plastic surgeon in Germany. As I can decode it, I can see: Prof, meaning that he is a full-time permanent teacher on a University "Dr. med" means he has a Phd in ...
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When is Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow a correct title for a PhD student?

What is the correct term for a PhD student who does entirely research and is paid through third-party funds? One can see that sometimes people doing a PhD call themselves a Research Associate or ...
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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 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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Should I adress myself as a doctor (Ph.D.) when I am only waiting for the diploma to be signed? [duplicate]

I have publicly defended my doctoral thesis over a year ago now, and it is published online. I have also finished all the other doctoral studies that are required for a Ph.D. in my field (I have an ...
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Employment history: job title

I am currently filling out an application for a lecturer position in the UK, which includes a section on employment history. Previously I was employed at a Russian university where my official job ...
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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 the title “Burgerlijk ingenieur” in Belgium mean?

I finished the Master of Science and got my diploma in Belgium. Before obtaining my Masters, I did a Bachelor's in Architecture in Serbia. Altogether I studied six years (4+2). "The holder of this ...
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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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What is the best English equivalent for the Spanish 'Profesor Contratado Doctor'?

This is a question about academic ranks or positions. I am interested in knowing the best equivalence for the Spanish 'Profesor Contratado Doctor' in English language (UK, US, etc.). Description of '...
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What is a “running title”?

I'm about to submit a paper and the format requires a running title in addition to the actual title. What is it for, and is it supposed to be longer or shorter than the actual title? Should I ...
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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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What are assistant professors called in North America?

We've had discussions on this site about the German tradition of Prof. Dr., but I'm unclear on how it maps over to the North American academy. My question, therefore, is whether a North American ...
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Who is an Academic Associate? [closed]

I've recently shifted my career to teaching at University, and I am quite not familiar with the post I am assigned, from the answers what I have read for entry-level Assitant Professor and Associate ...
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What's a proper title when I started a post-doc position but not received my PhD degree yet?

I finished my Ph.D. research in computer science a few months ago and started writing my dissertation. Meanwhile, I applied for a postdoc position before my Ph.D. fund could run out. So, I found and ...
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Is there any benefit of being treated as “professor” by students and admin?

I just joined a faculty as assistant professor, at a university in South America. The admin team and students treat me as "professor". Moreover, because the official language is Spanish, people refer ...
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How should I refer to PIs in a statement of purpose (US)?

I am applying for PhD programs at graduate schools in the US and I am wondering how I should refer to researchers that I name in my statement of purpose? In particular, I am wondering whether to refer ...
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Guest Lecturer title

I am IT Director of a Company and I'm regularly invited by Italian universities to do lectures on Innovation or Information Systems, usually 5/6 lectures per year. Can I claim University Guest ...
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How does someone who holds two doctoral degrees sign their name?

If just received second doctoral degree, how does one sign their name at the end of an email or other correspondence. Would it just stay Dr. So and So or be Dr. Dr. So and So?
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Is it advisable to publish a paper with the same name as your thesis?

I am about to submit my MSc thesis which is written in the shape of a paper manuscript plus introduction, extended conclusions and the appendix. My research group encourages this format to streamline ...
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Is a Bachelor's sufficient to claim being an “engineer” in countries with Engineer's degrees? [closed]

Here in Peru, a Bachelor's degree recipient can do an additional thesis to earn an Engineer's degree to be recognized as an engineer. Some Bachelor's degree holders have been calling themselves ...
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How should one address people with titles Dr. and Professor? [closed]

How should one address people with titles Dr. and Professor from Canada.
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How to address a knighted academic?

How should I address a knighted academic in a letter or in an email? The person in question is a chancellor of a university, so the odds are that he has at least a PhD. He is a CEO of a multinational ...
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Teaching Fellow vs. Postdoc

I would like to continue with my academic path but, the last year, I've been conducting mainly research activity with no teaching assignments. I would like to build up my portfolio to gain some ...
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How should someone with a German PhD be addressed in the UK?

This question has been discussed several times but there doesn't seem to be a clear answer for my particular situation. I have a Dr.rer.nat from Germany but currently I am working for an institute in ...
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Naming of subchapters which deal with same topic in different case

Is there any naming convention or strategy for subchapters, if they are about the same phenomenon but observed within a different case? Let's say my structure looks as follows: 4.1 Usage of Software-...
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Can I call myself an assistant professor without a PhD?

I've recently gotten a job as lecturer and economics course module developer at a new university this fall. The position is intended as permanent. There is opportunity for funded research but that isn'...
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How should an administrative assistant reply to student addressing them as “Professor” or “Doctor”?

As an administrative assistant at a major university, I regularly field questions from prospective applicants and students. Occasionally, in response to my reply the author will address me as "...
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How can one differentiate between Dr. (PhD) and Dr. (MD or DO)?

Reading the question posted here left me with a more general question: Given the professional title and name: Dr. (First Name)(Last Name), is there some way to differentiate between the holder of a ...
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What is the proper designation for someone who has not finished their master's degree?

If a person has completed their course work but has not submitted their dissertation or capstone project. what can you call them if they are teaching a class or course at an academic institution?
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Is there a common standard for the title hierarchy of research positions in English?

Is there a common standard for the title hierarchy of research positions in the English language? Excluding people who do research such as students or professors, but purely researchers. Something ...
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Why is having multiple PhDs frowned upon?

I've often read that having more than one PhD is badly seen. Is there a good reason for this? Good obviously means with some kind of evidence to back it up beyond plain and simple "personal experience"...
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Do details of my undergraduate title matter?

I'm a third-year undergraduate student yet to experience the graduate world. Currently, with the course choices I made, I can choose between two degree titles, namely “BSc Mathematics” or “BSc Applied ...
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Does a full professorship necessarily imply tenure in American Universities?

I'm having some trouble parsing the implications of all the job titles that get thrown around in academia. Does someone whose job title is just "Professor" necessarily have tenure, or are there ...
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How to address an Oxford/Cambridge full-time lecurer who is not a Ph.D.?

I am currently writing an e-mail to a member of Oxbridge staff. He is a "lecturer," full-time staff, who co-ordinates a well-known program, but does not hold a PhD, only an MA. I can't call him "Dr. ...
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How to address a reader and a postdoctoral research assistant?

I want to send an email to two people. One of them is a reader in India and the other is a postdoctoral research assistant in Germany. I do not know how to address each of them at the start of the ...
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How to address a professor in an office setting

I will be working at a private company as an engineer (but in a heavily research oriented team), and I just learned the contact information of my manager. I will be sending an email to introduce ...
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Dr. rer. med Title

The doctorate title "Dr. rer. med" is awarded to non-medical postgraduate researchers from University Hospitals. Is it equivalent to a PhD, or Dr. Eng. etc.? Is it recognisable in other countries ...
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Author title(s) and affiliation(s)

What is the correct format to fill out this field in a form? What if the author has no affiliations? Could you please give some examples? Author title(s) and affiliation(s):
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Is professorship (assistant/associate and full) a title or a position?

Unless I am mistaken, somehow, if you have defended a PhD then you have a Doctorate degree, which means you are a "Doctor". That remains to be the case, even if you leave academia and go work in ...
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How do you address holders of non-Ph.D. doctorates such as an Ed.D. or Sc.D. etc.?

It is customary to call Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) holders by the prefix "Dr.", but I wonder whether the same holds for other doctorates, such as Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) or Doctor of Education (Ed....
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can a poster paper and poster presentation have different title?

I have submitted a poster paper for publication. Now its time to present the poster presentation at the conference. I am presenting my key idea and results after my work rather than the actual results ...
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Is it fine to post a paper to arxiv and later change the title and add authors?

I have paper with very new contributions but it needs at least one month to finish perfectly. I am afraid that someone eat my launch and publish on the area. My advisor suggests adding the paper to ...
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description of papers that have not been submitted to a venue?

I have some published papers and in my CV, I mention them under the heading of "Publications". However, I have some papers that I have not yet submitted to a venue (conference or journal). I think ...
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Use official titles in Acknowledgements

I am writing the Acknowledgements of my thesis and I would like to know if it's necessary to use the official academic titles. For instance "Thanks Dr.X for his invaluable help in ....", but it could ...