If I have a BSc in electrical engineering with power specialization but later have an MSc about mobile communications in electrical engineering. What should I call myself as a profession? And which one is more important?

Another example: If I have BSc in mechanical engineering and have MSc in power electronics, what is my profession? Am I a mechanical or electrical engineer?

I have a visiting assistant professor (VAP) position, and that is how I list myself on academic sites like ResearchGate and LinkedIn. I have on more than one occasion, however, seen that people in VAPs will list themselves only as “assistant professor,” in things like email signatures or on websites.

Is this acceptable? Because of course if that is acceptable or expected to some degree, I would probably do the same to make myself look better at surface level. My first impression is honestly just that it is just upselling for the sake of students and other correspondents though, and my guess is that it would make a bad impression to do so and have search committees seeing that on a website or whatever after they get your CV with the VAP in an application.

Is this a wrong impression or should I update all my online statuses?

[Edit: just to clarify, I was not asking for permission to lie about my status. I have never altered my title nor really planned to, but given what I observed I felt it was still a question that could be clarified. As you might expect, the observations I was talking about come from junior faculty colleagues at my institution, so I was unsure of the typicality of such behavior.]

I have submitted one paper with title is “Hello world” (just assume) to arxiv. After that, I change the title to “Hello all the world” by clicking the replace button. I changed the title in this submission. In the website, it appeared as version 2.

However, when I search by google search and google scholar, the title showing in the result is still the old title “Hello world”. What should I do to show the newest title? Thanks

My preprint has so far been cited once (by me) in a published paper. I tried to get the preprint published but was rejected, and I’ve been working hard to improve the paper. One of the things I’d like to change now is the title.

It seems troublesome because someone reading my previously published paper will have a “bad link”. But now that most journals are electronic, I wonder if I could simply ask the publishing house to update the link. On the other hand, I usually think of published work as being set in stone.

Should I contact the publishing house? (will they laugh at me?)

If the bad link cannot be updated, are there any other ways around this problem? Like, for instance, maybe I could add a footnote in the revised version saying “previously known as …”, so that someone searching for that title will get a hit.

I am currently an adjunct professor.

I’m wondering how to best label this on my CV.

Specifically, should I use “Adjunct Professor”, “instructor”, “instructor of record”, etc. as my job title?

  • I think adjunct (unfortunately) has a negative connotation associated with it, so I’m worried that my experience will be devalued if I include adjunct in my job title/description.

  • Does using just “Professor” imply that I am a full -time tenured professor?

So what is the best way to go about titling my adjunct position at this institution on my CV?

My supervisor is the dean of an engineering department at my university. Should I address him as Dean Smith or Professor Smith? Personally, dean sounds a little clunky for me talking to my faculty supervisor but I’ve been using it so far, and he hasn’t really mentioned anything about it.

Is it normal to address someone as dean or should I start using professor instead?

Also, I don’t know if he’s the type to care about such things.