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TVL Stufe in Germany based on previous degree

The best way to enter negotiations with the university would be to find a "Pr├Ązedenzfall", i.e., a case of a person in a similar situation who had their PhD time counted as relevant work ...
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When to reply the email of a job offer?

When I was in this position, I answered the email immediately thanking them for the offer, taking the time to interview me and for the excellent opportunity it would be to work at [university]. I told ...
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TVL Stufe in Germany based on previous degree

With my experience you cannot negotiate with administrative staff directly. You can make them aware of the agreement with the professor, but they won't negotiate directly with you because they are ...
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Seeking Advice on Applying to a Competing University During Tenure Review

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. University employment isn't like citizenship where loyalty is expected. On the other hand, it is impossible to guarantee that any advice you get will be the "...
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Postdoc in the US: should one inform other departments of a received offer?

Generally speaking, postdoc offers are not significantly negotiable. There is no advantage to collecting additional offers. Also, offers are generally comparable to each other in terms of salary and ...
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Is it possible to negotiate the PhD topic?

Yes, it is perfectly acceptable to negotiate a topic for a dissertation. You both have something to offer, making negotiation viable. However, it is possible, also, that either of you can't accept the ...
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TVL Stufe in Germany based on previous degree

Find out how to contact the Betriebsrat, and ask them to intervene on their behalf. If you don't know the German concept, a Betriebsrat is roughly analogous to an organization-internal union which ...
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Negotiating the number of articles during PhD

Unless you have some evidence that this professor treats others differently, you probably have no basis for complaint. In those fields in which a "dissertation" is a set of published papers, ...
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Logistics of job offer negotiation

I would suggest having everything in writing (which would suggest email) and to be specific (which would suggest providing concrete numbers or ranges for the items you would like to negotiate). Being ...
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TVL Stufe in Germany based on previous degree

Some thoughts in addition to the other answers: In my experience, your professor telling administration in no uncertain manner that you have relevant work experience of x years or equivalent to x ...
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Postdoc in the US: should one inform other departments of a received offer?

This carries some risk unless you word any such letter carefully. Don't make it sound like you aren't interested and don't make it sound like extortion. Personally, I would wait until you need to make ...
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Different strategies to mentioning the need for negotiating a faculty position in the US

I would thank them for the offer, say that you are extremely excited about the prospect of joining their department, but would like to have a bit more time to consider. I would not bring up any ...
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TVL Stufe in Germany based on previous degree

This does not really answer your question "how can I negotiate with the administration", which was addressed in the other answers (though maybe it does, because knowing the official rules ...
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Negotiating the number of articles during PhD

Is it commonplace and advisable to negotiate the number of publications to e.g. 2 good journal papers? If so, do you have any tips on how to achieve this? I've never heard of anyone negotiating ...
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