Profession University professor

University professor

University professors teach tertiary students in one or more subject areas and conduct research projects. They may also perform management tasks, e.g. preparing departmental budgets.

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Personality Type

Tasks university professor

  • Plan and prepare university courses (graduate, undergraduate) in collaboration with other staff.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures for university courses (graduate, undergraduate) and supervise other staff in conducting classes.
  • Evaluate and grade graduate and undergraduate students' work and research.
  • Read, review and discuss journal articles, books and papers.
  • Participate in professional conferences, e.g. by delivering lectures, presentations, chairing sessions, etc.
  • Initiate scientific research projects and gather funds.
  • Conduct scientific research in field of specialization, individually or by participating in a research group.
  • Direct research projects of graduate students and staff.
  • Publish research findings in scholarly journals or books.
  • Perform management tasks, e.g. developing policy and preparing departmental budgets.
  • Provide consultative services to external institutions or organizations, e.g. government or industry.

Related professions university teaching

  • University lecturer agriculture, nature, animals, environment sciences
  • University lecturer computer sciences and mathematics
  • University lecturer economics, business and management sciences
  • University lecturer engineering, transport and logistic sciences
  • University lecturer health sciences
  • University lecturer humanities
  • University lecturer journalism, media and communication
  • University lecturer law and public administration
  • University lecturer leisure, hospitality and gastronomy
  • University lecturer natural and life sciences
  • University lecturer psychology, pedagogic subjects
  • University lecturer social work
  • University lecturer, other subjects

Source: Sisyphus ODB