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

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To include only academic titles in business cards of researchers with many positions?

Assume you have many academic titles, but you have also many positions. I am thinking to exclude all positions, and just having your academic titles because I do not want to carry a pile of different ...
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Research assistant, associate, fellow?

I completed my PhD and post-PhD. Since last year I am working as a researcher in my country, at the lowest level of hierarchy (first out of five) It usually takes no less than 4 years of steady ...
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Pros and cons of having your doctoral degree on our ID

In Germany and Austria¹, it is possible to have your doctoral degree noted on your passport, official ID (Personalausweis) and similar documents of identification. Whether allowing this is a good ...
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What is a professor called who teaches only one class and who works in the industry during the day-a visiting professor still?

She teaches a class at night and she works in the industry during the day. She has a PhD though. Is this still called a "Visiting professor" (which I thought meant you were permanently employed at ...
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When to use academic titles in presentations in Europe?

I have M.Sc. (tech.) in physics. I am doing second degree in MD. I normally just present my work without academic titles in MD studies. I am thinking the benefits of using academic titles in ...
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When exactly are you “promoviert” in Germany?

In Germany, acquiring your doctoral degree usually involves the following steps (in that order): You hand in your thesis. The examiners review your thesis. You defend your thesis and possibly take an ...
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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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I have a UK DClinPsy. Can I use a plain 'Dr.' title in Germany? [duplicate]

A resposible german executive body (Kultusministerkonferenz) decided that certain doctorates from the EU grant the right to use the title 'Dr.': Inhaber von in einem wissenschaftlichen ...
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What does “author title” mean in a manuscript submission system?

What does the author title mean in a manuscript application form? Does it mean {professor- assistant professor- lecturer} and if he/she isn't a university's staff what would the title be? Presuming he/...
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Ph.D.-ed philosophers vs Doctors of philosophy vs philosophy Ph.D.'s?

Basically, I'm asking how to refer to a group of individuals who all have the same degree. I'm referring to them in the third person, as in, "I work with a group of (x)". let's just assume for ...
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Is there a standard English translation of ausserordentlicher Professor?

Of course the exact status of the title has changed in different places and times. I mean it most specifically in the sense of Emmy Noether's title at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in 1923: ...
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Is it correct for a PhD holder to sign as “Dr. J. Doe, PhD”?

I have seen some of the PhD holders sign as "Dr. [First Name] [Surname], PhD". Is it academically correct to write "Dr. Frank Amoani Arthur, PhD"?
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What is a suitable job title for someone responsible for data and software in a research project?

My PI has just asked me what she should call me when introducing me to visiting researchers. I couldn't give her a definite answer. I work in a research project where I supervise its research data in ...
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How should I respond to being addressed as “Dr. [MyName]” when I don't have a PhD? [duplicate]

I am a researcher without a PhD. Because most people in my field do have PhDs, I sometimes get emails addressed to "Dr. [MyName]." How should I address this, if at all? I don't want to complain ...
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How should I display scientific and non-scientific functions at the university on my email signature?

I am an Associate Professor at a British University who also has a function as Coordinator for a research team. Should my signature and business card be: Assoc. Prof. Dr. T. Koznin (? Assoc. Prof. ...
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How to get Chartered Engineer in the UK? Should I pay some fees (every year) to keep this title?

I have completed PhD in Computing in UK. Can I apply for a CEng title as I have a Computing degree (not exactly engineering)? If I get one, should I pay some subscriptions (every year/month) to keep ...
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How should a new professor sign their name in emails to students?

I just finished my PhD and am starting an adjunct position at a local community college. I was responding to my first email from a student when I came across a problem I've never had before: I don't ...
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Can a poster and publication have the same title?

Can a poster and its related publication have the same title or do they have to be different?
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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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If I receive an “honorary doctorate” from a reputable university, would it be wrong to refer to myself as “doctor”?

If I receive an honorary doctorate, would it be appropriate for me to refer to myself as though I had received a standard doctorate? For example: Dr. Horse Hair, Horse Hair, PhD, etc? Would I select ...
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Title for Ph.D. student after thesis submission [duplicate]

What is the correct title for a student that has submitted his thesis, and is waiting for the defence?
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International differences between “adjunct professor” and “visiting professor”?

I am interested in the differences between levels of professorships in the countries: USA UK China Germany I read the Wikipedia Article about Professorship in United States but as far as I can tell -...
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Is it insulting to call a full professor Dr. Firstname Lastname in a non-academic event program?

I'm in charge of putting together an event program, for a non-academic (business) event. We have several academics presenting, from mainland Europe and the UK. In the agenda is it appropriate to ...
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Correct abbreviation for current PhD student

Several questions address the PhD. student/candidate issue. However, I stumbled upon the question of the correct abbreviation for a PhD. student. Indeed, one of my co-authors (technically an MSc., she ...
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What is the proper way for an abbreviation of assistant professor?

I am looking for the formally correct abbreviation of assistant professor. How do I refer to someone in that position in a letter or on a webpage? Is Asst. Prof. Dr. the right title?
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How should one describe a future academic appointment

I am currently a grad student, and will have an appointment as an assistant professor in a few months. For various conferences I am attending, I am to provide my title. I would prefer to mention my ...
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Should you state multiple degree titles in your CV next to your name?

If I hold a MSc and a BSc should and I want to show that next to my name in my CV, should I use: Sosi, MSc, BSc or simply the highest one: Sosi, MSc
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Why are there some really young professors and other much older lecturers without professor status?

I was just wondering how this is possible, there are some 50+ year old people who are 'Dr. X Y', and others who are maybe "only" 40 years old , but they are 'Professor Dr. X Y'.
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Prefix Dr. or Mr./Ms. if I have an MD but not a Ph.D. in medicine?

I am sending in an article to a ScholarOne journal: should I mark my prefix Dr. or Mr./Ms. if I have an M.D. but not a Ph.D.?
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When to use the word “Prof.” in an SOP?

When should I call a professor in my SOP as Prof. X, or just leaving their name as X? All I want is not to be disrespectful, but also not to make unnecessary repetition. I think the natural way to ...
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Correct abbrevation of academic titles, e.g., “B.Sc.” vs “BS”

I am interested to know which of the following abbrevations of academic titles are correct: B.Sc. or BS M.Sc or MS Ph.D or PhD
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Term for someone with a doctorate in nursing

What would you call someone who had a doctoral degree in nursing? I wouldn’t think you’d be able to call them doctor as this would be confusing in the hospital setting. Is there a title used for a ...
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When I call a person doctor

If I call a person doctor, instead of Doctor XXX, will this person assumes that I forget his name? When I talk with another person, I said:" I wish to study in doctor's lab." At that time, the doctor ...
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The title postgraduate researcher

I have seen the title postgraduate researcher in a couple of peoples Linkedin profiles for roles in the UK. The people listed only had masters degree before showing. What is this position formally, is ...
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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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I'm RAing for a friend who's a professor at my school. How should I address him in conversations about the research?

I returned to school a few years ago to earn the grades I needed to get into medical school; consequently, I'm the same age as some new professors. One of my acquaintances from a sports club I belong ...
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What is a good etiquette to correct a person using wrong title for me?

I currently have a masters degree in an engineering field and I don't currently have any PhD degrees (I may study for a doctorate degree in future). It happens that when I go to conferences or ...
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What to call paragraph in relevant work chapter that explains relation to own thesis/research?

My second supervisor suggested that I add a final paragraph in my Relevant Work chapter which essentially explains why the discussed work is related to my own. I wrote the paragraph which explains ...
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What is the difference between a “I” or “II” after a job title?

There are several job titles such as "Research Associate II" or "Research Scientist I" or "Research Scientist II" in the research institute located near my school. Is there a difference between the ...
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Formal Title for Someone with a Masters Degree? [duplicate]

We all know that someone with a doctorate is called a Doctor (or abbreviated as Dr.), is there a formal title for someone with a Masters degree? I've never heard someone refer to a person with a ...
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How to address title-field inconsistency?

I have recently defended my thesis in Sweden and started to look for positions, pretty much anywhere. As a part of the process I am currently trying to update and freshen my CV, linked-in profile etc. ...
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Who has the right to bestow a professor title? (government or university) [closed]

In my country (Vietnam), the professor title is bestowed by a national council. In Korean or USA, it is bestowed by the university. What about other countries (e.g. Japan, France, Germany, Australia, ...
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Can someone call themselves Dr. so and so (ABD)? [duplicate]

Someone in my profession is referring to themselves as Dr. so and so (ABD). It is my understanding that they are not a Dr. since they have not completed the dissertation process. Doesn't it seem ...
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What is the difference (if any) between a postdoctoral fellow and a postdoctoral intern?

Are "fellowship" and "internship" synonyms? Is there a different meaning in this language, between North America and English-speaking Europe?
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Are scientifically detached professors referred to as ‘clinical’?

I have come across this term fairly often, where full/associate/assistant professors are referred to by the term ‘clinical’. Given that their departments had nothing to do with medicine, I thought the ...
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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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Why are lawyers not called “doctor”?

I don't quite understand the education process for lawyers, but I do understand there are a number of different degrees, and one of them is 'JD', the juris doctor. My Latin is quite rusty, but I ...
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Listing professors' titles/ranks in CV

In my CV's Education section, in particular, in its Ph.D. part, I listed, along with the full title of my dissertation and the date I defended it, titles and names of my dissertation committee members....
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What is the correct way of writing two MSc degrees on a business card?

If someone would have obtained two MSc degrees, how do you put that on a business card? I myself have two MSc degrees from a Dutch university. The degrees are Computer Science which gives me the ...
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Is the title Ph.D. or Dr. meaningless in the sense that anyone can use it?

I know a businessman who has received a LOT of mileage off of using "Dr." and "Ph.D." with his name - in fact he puts it front and center. However, it turns out that he never had more than two years ...