College or University Teacher
— Japanese Proverb
Here's what we at mapmytalent know about lecturership or professorship in a college / university.
If you are someone who is inspired by the idea of learning, sharing and imparting knowledge, the moulding of young minds and see education as a gift to be enjoyed by all, then teaching is your calling. Especially teaching at the college and university level could be ideal for you as it is here that you will help multitudes of students who would be stepping into the world to fulfill their lives’ ambitions.
The main role of a professor is to transfer knowledge and practical skills, methods and techniques, on a particular subject which is his/her area of expertise. A college/university professor teaches graduate and post-graduate students.
A professor sets and assess students’ project work and conducts examinations and provides feedback based on the results. He/she may also organize field trips, supervise projects and dissertations and if in the role of a departmental head, he/she will also be responsible for deciding syllabi and course content, referencing course study material and validating student admissions.
A visionary and perpetual seeker of knowledge, a professor remains abreast of the developments in his academic field and constantly strives to expand his/her knowledge of the subject, conducts relevant research, prepares research proposals, publishes or disseminates research findings and seeks accreditation for the same. He/she is a thought leader in his field.
Excellent communication skills, people and team management skills to deal with students, colleagues and staff are some of the important attributes of a good professor. He deals with and supports in the goals of his students, who comprise of a variety of people, coming from different social, religious, economic, cultural backgrounds.