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Lecturers/ Professors

Descriptions & Duties

  • Lecturers/ Professors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in a wide variety of professional, academic and technical subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university or higher education institutions. They conduct research, and prepare scholarly papers and books.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Trade Specific Competencies

Professional knowledge and skills in teaching and research

Lecturers/ Professors must be able to write essays, give lectures, set specific topics in the research area and coordinate qualitative and/or quantitative research work.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • usually have a master's degree or a PhD for specific subject


  • Work experience may be needed for teaching posts in technical and vocational institutions

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$70,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$90,000

Monthly Salary $70,000-$110,000

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Work Environment

  • Lecturers/ Professors generally work during daytime, although some offer classes in the evenings and weekends to accommodate students who have jobs or family obligations. They usually need to be on campus to teach classes. They are always free to set their schedule to prepare for classes and grade assignments.


  • USB flash drives
  • Liquid crystal display projector
  • Microphones
  • Multimedia projectors
  • Portable data input terminals
  • Projection screens or displays
  • Teleconference equipment
  • Touch screen monitors
  • Videoconferencing equipment

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