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Adding or Editing Your Affiliation

Last Updated: May 26, 2017 06:20PM PDT


Your affiliation is a key part of your profile and should be as accurate and as comprehensive as you feel comfortable making. Your primary (main) affiliation will always appear at the top of your profile page. If you aren't on your profile page to look at this information, here's how to get there.


Any subsequent affiliations will appear when the first affiliation is hovered over.  



There are numerous reasons to have a thorough explanation of your affiliations on your profile. First, complete affiliations give any other academics who view your profile a full and comprehensive understanding of the background and current history you wish to display. Additionally, adding your affiliations to your profile makes your profile appear in the department listings your university's affiliation page.

To add your affiliation, hover over the Edit button, then select "Affiliation". From here, you have two options: 


1. Add a new affiliation to more comprehensively show your education and/or work history.

2. Edit a current affiliation to keep information accurate. 


If you would like to add a new affiliation, click "Add new affiliation." If you would like to edit an affiliation, please click the affiliation you would like to modify. If you would like to delete an affiliation, you can read more about that by clicking here




To find your affiliation:

Start typing the name of your university or institution. If the institution does not appear, please see below for more information on how to get your affiliation added. Please be aware that your affiliation may exist in a different form than you're accustomed to, so you might want to try some different versions of the name of your affiliation. (For example, if you belong to an Italian university, try typing both the Italian name and the English name.)




Then, start typing the name of your department. If the name of your department does not appear, select "Add New Department" and write the name of your department. 



Select your position in the drop-down menu. If you do not see your position in our list of default options, select "Other" and write in your position. 

Select whether this is your primary affiliation or not. Your primary affiliation differs from any secondary affiliations in two ways: first, that your primary affiliation will show up on your profile at all times, directly under your name and next to your profile image, and second, your primary affiliation is associated with your profile URL, and your primary URL changes your profile URL. For example, if your previous primary affiliation was Yale, your profile would appear as yale.academia.edu/YourName. However, if you were to change your primary affiliation to Stanford, your profile URL would change to standford.academia.edu/YourName. 

Lastly, click save. Your affiliation should now show correctly. 


Troubleshooting

Q. I'm getting a "Something went wrong!" message. 

A: Try using a different browser, or deactivating any addons or browser extensions, or restarting your computer. If this doesn't work, please contact us.


Q. When I typed in my university name, nothing appeared in the drop down.

A. If you're unable to find your affiliation on Academia.edu, if your affiliation is missing, or if editing your affiliation does not work, just shoot us an email at support@academia.edu with the subject line "Change Affiliation". Please send us the following info:
  • The full name of your affiliation
  • ‚ÄčThe URL of your affiliation
  • Your department (mandatory)
  • Your position in your department
  • Your current Academia.edu profile URL (for ex: https://oxford.academia.edu/RichardPrice)

Q. The name of my affiliation appears correct when I type it, but my profile URL doesn't match the name of my affiliation.

A. Please contact us by clicking here. Please include your profile URL and the name of your affiliation. 



Q. There's a spelling, usage, or grammar error in the name of my affiliation. 

A. Please contact us by clicking here. Please include your profile URL and the name of your affiliation. 

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