What's it like to be a Lecturer?
Lecturers are employed by universities and other tertiary education providers to deliver lectures and tutorials to students. A Lecturer is normally expert in one or more academic fields and specialises in the teaching of that field. Lecturers also participate in research projects and may contribute to academic publications.
Tasks and duties
- Planning content of lectures and tutorials.
- Preparing and marking essays, assignments and examinations.
- Preparing and delivering lectures and tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions.
- Providing academic guidance to students.
- Conducting research and contributing to academic publications.
- Developing research agendas and applying for academic grants.
- Stimulating and leading discussion amongst students.
- Attending faculty meetings and conferences.
- Contributing to curriculum revisions and course and degree requirements.
- Providing consultation to academic boards, councils and committees.
Lecturers devise and administer a schedule of lectures and tutorials in accordance with a prescribed course of study. They have strong communication skills which they use to lead lectures and guide discussion amongst class members. They also provide academic guidance to students.
What can I earn as a Lecturer?
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How to become a Lecturer
- Complete a Bachelor degree in your chosen field of study.
- Complete postgraduate study to the masters or doctorate level.
- Consider completing a teaching qualification as part of your postgraduate studies.