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If you are interested in working as a University Professor or Lecturer in Canada, you will be pleased to know that the job outlook for your occupation in Canada is extremely positive.

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Important statistics for this occupation:

  • Over 90% of university professors and lecturers earn more than $50 000 per year
  • 32% of university professors and lecturers are immigrants to Canada
  • Over 62% of university professors and lecturers are men
  • 75% of university professors and lecturers work full-time
  • Over 50% of university professors and lecturers are employed in Montreal

Duties for University Professors and Lecturers

University professors and lecturers teach courses to undergraduate and graduate students and conduct research at universities. University professors who are heads of departments are included in this unit group.

Description of Main Duties

University Professors and Lecturers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • University professors and lecturers perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Teach one or more university subjects to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to students and conduct laboratory sessions or discussion groups
  • Prepare, administer and grade examinations, laboratory assignments and reports
  • Advise students on course and academic matters and career decisions
  • Direct research programs of graduate students and advise on research matters
  • Conduct research in field of specialization and publish findings in scholarly journals or books
  • May serve on faculty committees dealing with such matters as curriculum planning and degree requirements, and perform a variety of administrative duties
  • May represent their universities as speakers and guest lecturers
  • May provide professional consultative services to government, industry and private individuals.

Example job titles for University Professors and Lecturers:

  • Professor
  • Department Head
  • Assistant Professor
  • Department Chairperson
  • Visiting Scholar

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