I am a lecturer having 6years of experience in Bangalore India . I have completed MSc Computer Science and currently pursuing M.Phil in Computer Science. I wanted to know what term is used in Germany for lecturer and the different ranks or designation given and will I get a job as professor or lecturer in Germany.I have knowledge of research. And what is the minimum salary I would get

I have an admission interview tomorrow, and have to know the possibility of having physics lectureship after the completion of MSc in maths.

I am interested in research, but want to know the possibility of having lectureship too.

From this UGC notification (page no. 22):

“…Provided further, the award of degree to candidates registered for the M.Phil/Ph.Dprogramme prior to July 11, 2009, shall be governed by the provisions of the then existing Ordinances/Bylaws/Regulations of the Institutions awarding the degree and the Ph.D candidates shall be exempted from the requirement of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/Colleges/Institutions subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions:- a) Ph.D. degree of the candidate awarded in regular mode only;
b) Evaluation of the Ph.D. thesis by at least two external examiners;
c) Open Ph.D. viva voce of the candidate had been conducted;
d) Candidate haspublished two research papers from his/her Ph.D. work out of which at least one must be in a refereed journal;
e) Candidate has made at least two presentations in conferences/seminars, based on his/her Ph.D work.
(a) to (e) as above are to be certified by the Vice-Chancellor/Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Dean(Academic Affairs)/Dean(University instructions)….”

it seems that PhD candidates in physics are allowed to have physics lectureship, but don’t know on whether it has to be augmented with MSc in physics or not.

Questions:

  1. If I complete MSc in maths, will I be allowed to write NET in physics?

  2. If I complete MSc in maths and qualify NET in maths, and have PhD in physics, will I be eligible for physics lectureship?

I have an admission interview tomorrow, and have to know on the possibility of having Physics lectureship after the completion of MSc in Math.

I am interested in research, but want to know on the possibility of having lectureship too.

From this UGC notification (page no. 22):

“…Provided further, the award of degree to candidates registered for the M.Phil/Ph.Dprogramme prior to July 11, 2009, shall be governed by the provisions of the then existing Ordinances/Bylaws/Regulations of the Institutions awarding the degree and the Ph.D candidates shall be exempted from the requirement of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/Colleges/Institutions subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions:- a) Ph.D. degree of the candidate awarded in regular mode only;
b) Evaluation of the Ph.D. thesis by at least two external examiners;
c) Open Ph.D. viva voce of the candidate had been conducted;
d) Candidate haspublished two research papers from his/her Ph.D. work out of which at least one must be in a refereed journal;
e) Candidate has made at least two presentations in conferences/seminars, based on his/her Ph.D work.
(a) to (e) as above are to be certified by the Vice-Chancellor/Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Dean(Academic Affairs)/Dean(University instructions)….”

, it seems that PhD in physics candidates are allowed to have Physics lectureship, but don’t know on whether it has to be augmented with MSc in Physics or not.

Questions:

  1. If I complete MSc in math, will I be allowed to write NET in physics?

  2. If I complete MSc in math and qualify NET in math, and have Phd in physics, will I be eligible for physics lectureship?

I’m coming off of a 1 year visiting position. I’d like to focus more on teaching than research, but to still keep research active if possible.

Two positions open to me are a 1 year VAP (possible 2 year) at a liberal arts school or a lecturer at a large public school. Both are similarly ranked in their respective categories (~top 40).

The lecturer position is essentially a permanent position, but there is a higher teaching load and not much room for research. I have to admit however that I don’t want to be on the market forever, and given the cost of living there I think I could still be comfortable. Additionally, even without research I imagine it would be helpful for teaching-oriented positions if went back on the market. On the other hand, I have the impression that the nature of the VAP, (2/2 or 2/3 load, with research potential) would be better looking for more blended potential tenure-track positions.

I know the decision is mine based on what’s best for my particular needs (for example, the VAP is much closer to family) but objectively for a career trajectory, does one make more sense than the other? Just trying to get ideas at this stage. Any similar experiences, anecdotes, cautionary tales etc. would be helpful!

In Germany and in the US, usually people apply for multiple positions then start to negotiate with the universities that give them offers. For example, if you’re offered a position from A and B, you can tell A that you have another offer from B, and to choose A you’d need x and y and z because this would help you do the research you wish to do.

Is it the same in the in the UK? I’ve come across this post: How to negotiate the salary for a UK faculty position?
in which one of the responses suggests that it might be insulting to negotiate the salary. But I wonder if it is the same for lab space, travel funding, etc..

So how are things done in the UK after the person has been offered multiple lectureships? I am talking about entry level lectureship (i.e., not senior lecturer, not reader, but rather “lecturer”).

I am a first year CS undergraduate taking a module on differential equations. For part of this module I did a personal project on the motion of simple harmonic systems (damped and undamped) which I recently found out was in fact something we would briefly cover at the end of the module. From my project I have a very nice set of interactive graphs which I made to aide my learning and understanding of the subject. When I found out that the subject of my project was something that would be covered in the module it occurred to me that this might be worth offering to my professor to possibly share with other students or something to that end. However as soon as I thought this I realised that it might come across as arrogant and I’m now unsure of what to do. Would it be worth emailing my professor about this?

I am currently working as a full time lecturer after two years of unemployment post disatorous tenure denial. I have two on campus visits lined up for associate professor positions. The lecturer position I currently have was advertised as an assistant/associate position which I applied for initially. The Dean asked me to apply for the lecturer position because she wanted to offer another candidate (different specialty) the tt position. Turns out the other candidate was abd and the provost insisted on hiring that position as a lecturer until dissertation was completed. Other candidate not only has not completed dissertation but teaching performance was so poor that they have decided not to renew contract. Meanwhile, my concentration has exploded with quadruplethe number of students from previous year. My teaching evaluations were glowing and they have offered another year as a lecturer. I want to reopen the possibility hiring on tt track and promotion to Associate before I get counter offers from campus visits. Pretty sure the Dean wants to keep me as a mule but the Provost might have very different ideas. Any advice on strategy?

addendum

  1. The plan is to rehire next year but the position is open now.
  2. I do not have offers now but I am a finalist for two separate positions, campus visits this week. I would like to give the Dean a letter now requesting negotiation to get the idea on the table. I’m assured work as a lecturer, want to float the possibility of getting more.
  3. There may be a more general question you could ask, such as “What factors determine whether a university will consider its non-TT lecturers for a TT position?” Noted, will consider.

There are multiple lecturer openings in the UK that are very relevant to my work, say posts A and B. I prefer B over A, but B’s application deadline is a about 2 months after A’s.

If I apply for both posts, there is a chance I might be accepted for A while I am still waiting for a response from B. In that case, how should I react and what should I do if I get a positive response from B after I have accepted the offer from A?

My question is particular to the UK. In Germany, for example, I know that people openly apply for multiple positions and leverage this for negotiations. But I am not sure if the process is the same in the UK.

I have been shortlisted for a job interview later this month for a lectureship in a UK university. The interview will consist of a presentation and a panel interview.

As per the HR’s email, the presentation should talk about how I can contribute to the school’s research, teaching and engagement. My question is, what to include in the teaching part? I will specify the school’s existing modules that I can cover. Meanwhile, should I suggest one or two modules that I can develop but are not in the school’s teaching portfolio yet? Or should I not include this in the presentation, but simply wait until the panel interview bring up this?

I’d like to show that I have done some research on the school’s teaching programmes. But I don’t want to sound like I am challenging the school’s existing programmes. The job description does not mention the development of new modules, either.

Any comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.