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Adjunct Professor Career Path

Are you thinking of becoming an adjunct professor or already started your career and planning the next step? Learn how to become an adjunct professor, what skills you need to succeed, how to advance your career and get promoted, and what levels of pay to expect at each step on your career path. Explore new adjunct professor job openings and options for career transitions into related roles.

Seniority Levels

L3

Senior Professor

Alias: Mid-level Professor
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2 - 4Years of Experience
$150,121Avg. Annual Salary
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L4

Adjunct Professor

Alias: Lead Professor
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No Years of Experience Reports
$24,511Avg. Annual Salary
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L12

Chief Professor

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8+Years of Experience
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Salary Trajectory

Adjunct Professor Career Path

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Important Skill Sets for the Adjunct Professor Career Path

Teaching Experience
Japanese Language
GERMAN Language
Graduate Degree

Adjunct Professor Career Transitions

Your skills as an adjunct professor can prepare you to transition into related roles, such as lecturer or research professor, which could open up different career paths for you. Below are the most common adjunct professor career transitions, along with typical salaries and skill requirements.