Mature University lecturer giving a lecture in front of projection screen at lecture hall

University Lecturer

University Lecturers lecture students and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.

Overview

University Lecturers lecture students and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.

Day-to-day

  • prepares and delivers lectures, and conducts tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions
  • prepares and marks essays, assignments and examinations
  • advises students on academic and related matters
  • attends departmental and faculty meetings, conferences and seminars
  • supervises work programmes of postgraduate and honours students and tutorial staff
  • participates in setting course and degree requirements, curriculum revision and academic planning
  • serves on council, senate, faculty and other committees and professorial boards
  • conducts research and undertakes consultancies in a particular field of knowledge
  • stimulates and guides class discussions
  • compiles bibliographies of specialised materials for reading assignments.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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To become an University Lecturer

  • You need a formal qualification in your area of expertise to work as a University Lecturer. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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