What does a Lecturer do?

Lecturers provide instruction on a specific topic to students, typically at the post-secondary level. They often provide this instruction in a college or university setting, but in the United States they are commonly not full-time tenured professors. They frequently work part-time, and may only be teaching a single course. They review material in the chosen curriculum, explain concepts and theories, and may demonstrate techniques for practical skills using equipment or technologies that are standard for that field.

Lecturers typically have a master’s degree in the subject area in which they are teaching, although in some cases a bachelor’s degree combined with significant professional experience may be acceptable. They must have extensive knowledge of the subject area in which they are teaching, and proficiency using any tools or technology programs that students would need to use as part of the course.

Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Lecturer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$60,244 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $60K
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Lecturer Career Path

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Apparel Training & Design CentreApparel Training & Design Centre
Jan 11, 2021

“no efficient work load all are cons i am just adding because it doesn't let me submit”

Fanshawe CollegeFanshawe College
Sessíonal Lecturer
Apr 16, 2021

“Great collaborative environment to work; the best of the several colleges I have instructed at in the province.”

University of JohannesburgUniversity of Johannesburg
Junior Lecturer
Aug 19, 2021

“But that salary was quite low for what often equated to an eighty hour week.”

New OrientalNew Oriental
Korean VIP Course Lecturer
Apr 1, 2021

“More career opportunities and good for none work experience student”

Panimalar Institute of Technology
Aug 9, 2019

“Good college and nice to work”

Cornell UniversityCornell University
Nov 1, 2020

“Professional development and mentoring available but not encouraged or supported.”

SEGi UniversitySEGi University
Senior Lecturer
Dec 9, 2019

“CEO is good and understanding.”

Jayawant Shikshan Prasarak MandalJayawant Shikshan Prasarak Mandal
May 8, 2020

“Good Campus and greenery.”

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