Professors are employed by higher education institutions and divide their time between research, teaching, and academic services. As professors gain experience, they will devote more time to research and offer fewer lectures to students. Professors typically fill supervisory roles, attend conferences, publish articles, and assist colleagues.
Professor Job Description Template
We are looking for a well-organized, resourceful Professor to join our excellent faculty. The Professor's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching a requisite number of graduate classes, assisting with the development of course material, supervising postgraduate students, regularly publishing journal articles, serving on committees, attending conferences, writing proposals for grants, delivering presentations, and handling other administrative duties.
To be successful as a Professor, you should be able to balance teaching and research responsibilities. Outstanding Professors are able to conduct independent research, accurately allocate resources, and provide subject-related and management advice to the faculty.
- Developing curricula and delivering course material.
- Conducting research, fieldwork, and investigations, and writing up reports.
- Publishing research, attending conferences, delivering presentations, and networking with others in the field.
- Traveling to other universities or academic settings to participate in learning opportunities and gain experience.
- Participating in committee, departmental, and faculty meetings.
- Providing training and mentoring to teaching assistants and junior lecturers.
- Reviewing methods and teaching materials and making recommendations for improvement.
- Assisting with student recruitment, interviews, and academic counseling sessions.
- Contributing to the creation of an environment that promotes growth, equality, and freedom of speech.
- A Ph.D. in the relevant field.
- 3-10 years of experience teaching in an academic setting.
- Published articles and proven experience as an academic.
- Strong teaching and mentoring skills.
- Excellent presentation, and written and verbal communication skills.
- A sound understanding of and passion for subject matter.
- Willingness to work long hours, and travel frequently.
- A growth mindset and excellent networking abilities.
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