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University professors teach courses to undergraduate and graduate students and conduct research at universities and degree-granting colleges. University professors who are heads of departments are included in this unit group.
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- 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.
University professors specialize in a particular subject matter such as biology, chemistry, anatomy, sociology, business administration or law.
Outlook & Prospects for University Professors in Mauricie Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Mauricie region are expected to be good for this occupation.
The employment level is relatively high in this group. It is estimated that there are approximately 450 jobs in this occupational group in the Mauricie region, where the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) is located. The institution offers clinical professors positions, a concept in which instructors are assigned to provide training, such as podiatric or chiropractic training, in a university clinic. The UQTR is also opening more than 120 spaces for research assistants. Moreover, the school has a Université de Montréal health building on campus and offers a Doctor of Medicine program, the first fully delocalized medical program at a Canadian university.
Nevertheless, employment growth will be relatively limited. Opportunities will result largely from the need to fill vacancies left by people retiring. In the Mauricie region, the percentage of workers over the age of 45 in this occupation is markedly higher (almost 80%) than that for all the region's occupations (44%) or for Quebec as whole (60%).
According to the 2006 Census data, women hold approximately 37% of positions in this group. The job requirements are high and very specific to the subject being taught. In general, to obtain a position as a university professor, a doctorate in the specialty being taught is required.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Nov 19 – Nov 23, 2012
- The Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi of Shawinigan hires 8 professionals to co-ordinate the “Pathways to Education” program to fight school dropout (available in French only)
Week of Oct 22 – Oct 26, 2012
- $4.1M was needed to expand the Sainte-Bernadette pavilion at the des Bâtisseurs school in Trois-Rivières (available in French only)
Week of Aug 27 – Aug 31, 2012
- A new elementary school has opened in Trois-Rivières (available in French only)
Week of Jun 25 – Jun 29, 2012
- Shawinigan school board cuts 12 jobs (available in French only)
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