Profession 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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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.
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