Teaching at a college is a rewarding career, but with a limited number of available positions, becoming a college professor is not easy. If you want to be distinguished from others, getting an advanced degree is a path to successful career. Think very carefully before embarking on a path to become a professor.
The minimum level of education required is a master’s degree, which can qualify an individual to work as a college professor. Some universities typically required doctoral degree to work as a full time university professor. You should be prepared to earn an undergraduate degree in your chosen subject area, go to graduate school, complete a Ph.D. program, conduct independent research, and write and publish articles in scholarly journals.
How to Become a College Professor
The following are steps you can take to become a college professor:
Choose an educational field
College professors can choose from a huge variety of academic fields in which to specialize and teach. You can base the choice of field on various factors including individual preference or the likelihood of obtaining a position in a particular field.
Earn a Bachelor’s Degree
A bachelor’s degree is the first and long lasting step on the educational road to becoming a university professor. Since a bachelor’s degree is a prerequisite for entering graduate school, you should keep in mind what’s required to graduate from a bachelor’s degree program and what’s required to qualify for a graduate degree program.
Enroll in Graduate School
College professor’s jobs need at least a master’s degree, and in many cases, a doctoral degree is required. Prestigious graduate colleges may have stringent entrance requirements and many applicants for relatively very few openings. You need to contact your chosen college and determine what prerequisites you need to complete.
Latest College Professor Job Openings
Saroj Institute of Technology and Management, Aligarh, Lucknow
The college is looking for professors for Electronic Engineering department. An outstanding professor in his own field working in industry and with established reputation and who has made a significant contribution to knowledge, but having a Ph.D. degree, could also be considered for appointment. The candidate should have minimum of 10 years of teaching/research/industry experience of which at least 5 years should be at the level of Associate Professor.
Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad
Teerthanker Mahaveer University has current vacancy for professors. This position is for both freshers and experienced candidates. Interested candidates can apply here. https://www.hirefaculty.com/job-details-440566866-Code-TMU-002-Professor-ARCHITECTURE-Teerthanker-Mahaveer-University
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is currently recruiting professors for various departments. There is no last date for application. This information is listed at HireFaculty.
Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines)
INDIAN SCHOOL OF MINES invites Applications from Indian nationals possessing excellent academic background with self motivation to quality teaching and research for faculty positions for several departments.
Candidates with very good academic record having M.Sc. / M. Tech / Ph. D degree with 1st class and having one year experience. Two papers accepted for publication / published in SCI / SSCI journals or One patent may be based on Ph. D work.
Interested candidates can apply here.