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Old 06-06-2012, 08:15 PM
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I think should be more. i already earn almost 100k annually. And i'm teaching at poly.
How many years did it take for you to hit 100k at poly?

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I think should be more. i already earn almost 100k annually. And i'm teaching at poly.
Three more references:

Career Opportunities for PhDs in Singapore - Science Careers - Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Faculty, Postdoc jobs on Science Careers

Career Opportunities for PhDs in Singapore - Science Careers - Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Faculty, Postdoc jobs on Science Careers

Lee Kuan Yew Postdoctoral Fellowship::National University Health System

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Fyi, the appointment is pegged to Asst Prof terms and gross salary ranges from S$72,000 S$144,000 per year (figure is inclusive of a $28,800/annum stipend funded from the LKY Endowment Fund).

Take alway the stipend, see the other sources quoted, make your own judgement.

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Old 07-06-2012, 01:19 AM
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Second link should be:
http://freestudiesabroad.blogspot.co...r-science.html

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Finance and business profs should make much more, eg those in SMU.
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Just a couple of things to add to the mix. Am in the social sciences, just several steps ahead of you (about to start a PhD). Observations are of working in a local U.

1. Becoming an academic is a lifestyle choice. As someone mentioned earlier, you don't go into it to get rich. Some academics do become rich, but don't bank on it. What you do get is a significant amount of flexibility in managing your time, and the chance to ostensibly do something you love (though you may end up hating it as you plod through the PhD).

2. Every faculty has different hiring practices and terms. There's a general range, but there are numerous other factors which determine your pay.

3. IMO, you will be "underpaid" for the first 6 years of your career. Pay for postdoc, research fellows etc. is very low, compared to what you might be getting had you invested your intellect, time and effort in a job outside instead of spending 3-7 years pursuing your PhD.

4. To get tenure, you need to be on a tenure-track position. Many academic positions are not.

5. 6 years is how long the "tenure" clock is. You need to secure tenure within this time frame. The requirements vary from faculty to faculty. If you don't, there's a good chance you'll be let go by the university, unless you're really quite close to successfully submitting your portfolio for review.

6. During those 6 years, you'll be on a 3 year contracts (so 1 renewal).

7. Once you've got tenured, you're set for life. That's the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If you don't, well you'll have immense job security. Problematic if you've got commitments (family, financial, aging parents etc).
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7. Once you've got tenured, you're set for life. That's the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If you don't, well you'll have immense job security. Problematic if you've got commitments (family, financial, aging parents etc).
Not quite. You may be tenured at the Assoc. Prof level, but many have remained stuck because they were (1) unable to navigate the politics of the department or (2) had difficulty publishing. Once condemned, you hardly see any pay increase and they stick you with a huge teaching load, while your more published colleagues have it easy. Lastly, tenure in Singapore still means at 55 you retire automatically unless they choose to keep you. So, its certainly not for life....
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Not quite. You may be tenured at the Assoc. Prof level, but many have remained stuck because they were (1) unable to navigate the politics of the department or (2) had difficulty publishing. Once condemned, you hardly see any pay increase and they stick you with a huge teaching load, while your more published colleagues have it easy. Lastly, tenure in Singapore still means at 55 you retire automatically unless they choose to keep you. So, its certainly not for life....
If you are good, you should always strive to be a prof in the top US universities.
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The salary is looking solid, this puts me at ease knowing that I wouldn't get paid peanuts after years toiling to finish my dissertation.
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whoa! first, you must get IN. maybe you should concentrate more on your field of research, instead of worry about pay!
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If you are good, you should always strive to be a prof in the top US universities.
Don't dream too much. If you are only good, you will never make it. You are competing against the best of the best in the academic world when it comes to the best US universities. And you don't really apply to these places in general, what usually happens is you already know the people because they've also known that you are very good, and acceptance is just a procedure.
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you may want to know CMU, MIT, Stanford are not Ivies (they are better than most of the latter though).
Just wanted to add that the OP certainly did his research. I'm graduated from a USNews top 10 college in the States so I'm familiar with the nomenclature.

I feel somewhat disturbed at people who, while trying to comment regarding the different grades of schools in the States, so freely and wrongly throw the word "Ivy" around.
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