reinhard Posted July 8, 2014 Share Posted July 8, 2014 (edited) What do Ph.D holders who work in the academia call themselves? A research or a professor? One does the other, but when someone say "I am a prof", people immediately ignore the whole research aspect (at least the people I've talked with) and thinks you only teach at the university. This is of course not true. In the future, I am going to be put in the same position and I rather refer myself as "a researcher" rather than a "professor" because "prof" gives the people the idea that I am old... The same is true when I used to TA in my undergrad. I was in second year and people thought I was a grad student in my 30s...somewhat insulting considering outside of school, everyone thought I was still in high school. It would seem that certain titles adds numbers to your age. Edited July 8, 2014 by reinhard Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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