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Professor Job Overview

Professors, whether they are full-time or part-time professors, work at universities, colleges or vocational schools. They use their expertise and experience to train individuals and equip them for rewarding careers. Some of the normal duties of professors include:

  • Presenting lectures and planning lessons
  • Conducting research and writing academic papers
  • Working with students to help them grasp material and make progress
  • Advising students on which classes they should take
  • Assessing student assignments and tests
  • Participating in school functions and working on committees responsible for managing a school’s budget and policies

Professors need to cultivate positive work relationships with others, especially the associate professors and assistant professors who share their area of expertise.

Professor Job Education Requirements

Most universities require that professors hold a Ph.D. in their area of specialty, although the requirements vary between schools and subjects. In some cases, a school may hire a professor who only has a master’s degree or who is a doctoral candidate.

In smaller schools and community colleges, the educational requirements are often not as stringent. These institutions may regularly hire candidates who have a master’s degree and do not plan to pursue a Ph.D. If there are a lot of candidates for a job opening, schools give preference to those with the most education or those who have teaching experience.

Professor Job Market

Postsecondary education is becoming increasingly important for young job seekers, and scholarships to universities and colleges are more plentiful than ever. These factors are leading to growing enrollment rates in educational institutions, which is in turn leading to a need for more professors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects above average job growth for postsecondary educators in upcoming years.

Of course, the availability of professor positions depends on schools’ budgets. Schools without ample funding are more likely to hire part-time professors than they are to hire full-time ones.

Professor Job Salary Information

The median annual wage for postsecondary teachers is roughly $69,000, although professors who hold a Ph.D. are likely to make significantly more. Law professors tend to make more than any other type of postsecondary teacher; their median annual wage is around $100,000. Private universities tend to offer the highest rates of pay, while community colleges and vocational schools usually pay much less. Many professors have a job in addition to what they do at the school; they may hold a research position in their area of expertise.

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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Nursing is ACEN and CCNE accredited and is a NLN Center of Excellence in Faculty Development. The University has over 18,000 students and is classified by Carnegie as a research university with high research activity. The School of Nursing has over 1,300 students enrolled in BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, MSN/MBA, DNP and PhD programs. The School of Nur...
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Design Practice, Non-Tenure Track Full Time The Roski School of Art and Design at the University of Southern California invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track appointment in Design, open rank. The ideal candidate will hold an MFA in Design or a related field, or the equivalent in professional experience, and a minimum of thr...
Posting Details Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice. Advertising Copy University of Vermont Sustainability Studies and Global Environmental Equity faculty positions and Environmental Program Director The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Environmental Program of the University of Vermont invite ap...
Duties and Responsibilities The University of Hawai‘i Shidler College of Business seeks a dynamic leader, researcher, scholar and teacher to fill the Chair of the K.J. Luke Distinguished Professor of International Banking and Finance. The Chairholder will serve as a leader and catalyst for research and practical application of the latest developments and trends in international banking and finan...
The University of Virginia School of Nursing is pleased to announce its search for the Thomas A. Saunders III Family Endowed Professor of Nursing. The professorship, established through a generous gift from a distinguished alumna, will support the work of an eminent nurse scientist interested in working with students and faculty to develop research in a specialty area. The applicant's focus areas ...
The Department of Public Health Sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a tenure eligible Associate Professor or for a tenured Full Professor. This search is a joint recruitment effort with the UVA Cancer Center and was created as a component of a larger effort to expand research programs on cancer control and population sciences. Public Health Scienc...
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Design Practice, Non-Tenure Track Full Time The Roski School of Art and Design at the University of Southern California invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track appointment in Design, open rank. The ideal candidate will hold an MFA in Design or a related field, or the equivalent in professional experience, and a minimum of thr...
The Department of Technology Systems within the College of Engineering and Technology at East Carolina University (ECU) seeks applicants for a nine-month full-time tenure track faculty appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. This position will meet critical teaching, research and service needs. Successful candidates must hold an earned PhD or equivalent doctoral degree(s) in indust...
Posting Details Position will be posted for a minimum of one week, after which it is subject to removal without notice. Advertising Copy University of Vermont Sustainability Studies and Global Environmental Equity faculty positions and Environmental Program Director The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Environmental Program of the University of Vermont invite ap...
Salary : Commensurate with Qualifications Pay Basis : Annually Job/NOV Number : 0801124 Security Sensitive Position : No Primary Duties: Primarily responsible for the teaching/learning process and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution. Occasional Duties: Required Education and Experience: The position requires a Ph.D., D.V.M or equivalent degree in an...
The USC Mrs. T. H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time tenured position in the philosophy of sport at the rank of associate or full professor. We are looking for a candidate who has a superb teaching record and is an accomplished scholar with a strong record of publications. The Division offer...
Responsibilities* Develop an independent research program (acquire external funding, publish and present results) and provide clinical and didactic instruction for medical students and house officers and provide patient care. NOTE: This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/ Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend on qualifications. Required Qualificatio...
Work among the best during a time of healthcare growth, change and opportunity. The University of Virginia School of Nursing has several positions open for developing researchers and tenure track faculty members who want to join one of the nation's top nursing programs. Open faculty positions: We seek nurse researchers from areas including (but not limited to) geriatrics, women's health, pediatr...
The Department of Neurology at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a tenure-eligible, tenure-ineligible, or tenured faculty position in the Movement Disorders Program. Responsibilities include participation in clinical and associated teaching activities in the Movement Disorders Clinic. The incumbent is expected to devote effort to contributing to and expanding this active clinical pro...
The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Virginia invites applications for two tenure-ineligible medical physics faculty positions. Clinical responsibilities entail the full suite of clinical medical physics activities including linac and brachytherapy quality assurance, treatment plan checks, chart checks, patient quality assurance, and dosimetry consults. The faculty members wil...
The Department of Neurology at the University of Virginia seeks candidates for a Pediatric Neuropsychologist (tenure eligible, tenure ineligible or tenured). Responsibilities will include neuropsychological assessment of children with a variety of neurological and other conditions, clinical research and involvement of training of postdoctoral fellows and other health-related students. Salary, rank...
How to Apply Please address inquiries to H. Kaz Soong, MD, Search Chair, at ***** or 734-763-5506 and cc Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at *****. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials. Job Summary The Kellogg Eye Center of the University of Michigan School of Medicine is dedicated to enhancing quality of...
The University of Virginia School of Law is seeking candidates for a small number of permanent or visiting faculty positions beginning in August 2015. J.D. degree required. Rank and compensation subject to individual qualifications and experience. Distinguished academic and professional background and superior scholarly promise expected. Curriculum needs varied. To apply, go to http://jobs.virgin...
Applications are invited for a faculty position in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University starting in July 2015. The appointment will be at the level of tenured or tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor based on the candidate's qualifications. A candidate with experience may be asked to serve as the Director of the Statistical Consulting Service wi...
Old Dominion University (ODU) invites applications for a 10-month faculty position. in our Health Services Research PhD program beginning Fall 2015. The position servs as the Health Services Research Ph.D. Program Director. The position is at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and will be a tenured appointment. The position is housed in the School of Community and Environmental Health in the ...

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