University professors teach in universities, conduct various research activities and publish their research findings.
University professors are recognized in the academic community for their knowledge and expertise. In general, they:
- Conduct research studies and publish their findings and theoretical and professional perspectives, or create or perform works of art
- Plan and teach university courses
- Prepare, administer and mark student assignments and examinations
- Advise students regarding course and academic materials
- Supervise graduate students
- Represent their universities as speakers, guest lecturers, and consultants
- Analyze and evaluate subject information to determine course requirements
- Organize and coordinate curriculum and course schedules
- Advise students regarding academic requirements and options
- Work on curriculum revision, academic planning, degree requirements and faculty matters.
- Publish research in professional journals.
- Provides a solid body of work in their fields of study.
Education and Qualification:
Most university professors have doctoral degree and are highly respected for their knowledge and expertise in their fields of study. They usually hold two or more advanced degrees beyond the undergraduate level, often obtained with distinction, and have made outstanding and innovative contributions in their fields. Thus, excellent academic records throughout high school, undergraduate and graduate programs are strongly required.
Salary and Wages:
Salaries for university professors vary with:
- academic qualifications
- the faculty and university.
University professors in Alberta earn an average starting wage of $41.88 per hour. The overall average wage is $56.92 per hour.