Explore Careers - Job Market Report
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 Southern 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 fair in the local area. Employment potential is fair locally because Université Sainte-Anne, in Digby County, occasionally advertises opportunities for certain positions as program direction changes and enrolment increases at the facility. However, in some cases assignments just change to accommodate the new direction. In spite of a challenging economy, the French-language university has seen enrolment increase for five consecutive years to 495 students, its highest number on record. Most opportunities for professors require a masters level or Ph.D., as well as be fluent in French for the French-language university, this can hamper search efforts.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for University Professors in Nova Scotia is expected to be good over the next 5 years.
Additional information on University Professors (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jan 28 – Feb 01, 2013
- McKenzie College, a Sydney-based college offering training in truck driving and other programs, will open a new campus in Bridgewater in March 2013
Week of Oct 22 – Oct 26, 2012
Week of Jul 16 – Jul 20, 2012
- South Shore Regional School Board (SSRSB) is being cut in size and its electoral boundaries are being redistributed
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