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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 Saint John--St. Stephen 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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Currently the chances of qualified University Professors finding employment are considered to be good in the local area.
Employment opportunities for University Professors may vary in different communities across the province. You may want to check for specific opportunities in your community. Also, people who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other areas of NB or in other provinces across the country.
According to the most recent (2006) Census, this is a medium occupational group with a labour force of 170.
According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projections System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is above the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in the Educational Services Industry.
The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is the only university in Saint John, however within an hour from the city there are three other universities: University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, St Thomas in Fredericton and the Universit de Moncton. Also UNB Saint John has expanded and partnered with Dalhousie University and in September 2010, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick campus was open. The program admitted 30 students who all must reside in New Brunswick.
Generally recruiting is done national and international in this occupation and retirements over the next few years are expected to create some demand. As more professors retire, academic positions will continue to become available. Demographic changes in New Brunswick, in particular, the declining youth population is beginning to pose a challenge to the enrolment numbers of some universities in the province. This impacts their budgets, and their ability to
offer tenured track positions and attract high quality candidates. Universities are increasing their marketing efforts to attract both out of province students and foreign students.
Furthermore, as the New Brunswick economy evolves and grows, moving from a resource based to knowledge based economy; a larger percentage of workers will require a post secondary education thus offsetting to some extent the negative impact of the declining youth population.
For more information on University Professors (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings and additional statistics), please click on one of the links below or select another option from the left sidebar. Date Published: 08/08/2011
Local Labour Market News
Week of Nov 19 – Nov 23, 2012
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