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Working As An Assistant Professor Of English

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $58,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Assistant Professor Of English Do

Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and career and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

Duties

Postsecondary teachers typically do the following:

  • Teach courses in their subject area
  • Work with students who are taking classes to improve their knowledge or career skills
  • Develop an instructional plan (known as a course outline or syllabus) for the course(s) they teach and ensure that it meets college and department standards
  • Plan lessons and assignments
  • Work with colleagues to develop or modify the curriculum for a degree or certificate program involving a series of courses
  • Assess students’ progress by grading assignments, papers, exams, and other work
  • Advise students about which classes to take and how to achieve their goals
  • Stay informed about changes and innovations in their field
  • Conduct research and experiments to advance knowledge in their field
  • Supervise graduate students who are working toward doctoral degrees
  • Publish original research and analysis in books and academic journals
  • Serve on academic and administrative committees that review and recommend policies, make budget decisions, or advise on hiring and promotions within their department

Postsecondary teachers, often referred to as professors or faculty, specialize in a variety of subjects and fields. Some teach academic subjects, such as English or philosophy. Others focus on career-related subjects, such as law, nursing, or culinary arts.

At colleges and universities, professors are organized into departments that specialize in a subject, such as history, science, business, or music. A professor may teach one or more courses within that department. For example, a mathematics professor may teach calculus, statistics, and a graduate seminar in a very specific area of mathematics.

Postsecondary teachers’ duties vary with their positions in a university or college. In large colleges or universities, they may spend their time teaching, conducting research or experiments, applying for grants to fund their research, or supervising graduate teaching assistants who are teaching classes.

Postsecondary teachers who work in small colleges and universities or in community colleges often spend more time teaching classes and working with students. They may spend some time conducting research, but they do not have as much time to devote to it.

Full-time professors, particularly those who have tenure (a professor who cannot be fired without just cause), often are expected to spend more time on their research. They also may be expected to serve on more college and university committees.

Part-time professors, often known as adjunct professors, spend most of their time teaching students.

Professors may teach large classes of several hundred students (often with the help of graduate teaching assistants), smaller classes of about 40 to 50 students, seminars with just a few students, or laboratories where students practice the subject matter. They work with an increasingly varied student population as more part-time, older, and culturally diverse students are going to postsecondary schools.

Professors need to keep up with developments in their field by reading scholarly articles, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. A tenured professor must do original research, such as experiments, document analysis, or critical reviews, and publish their findings.

Some postsecondary teachers work for online universities or teach online classes. They use websites to present lessons and information, to assign and accept students’ work, and to participate in course discussions. Online professors communicate with students by email and by phone and might never meet their students in person.

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Educational requirements vary with the subject taught and the type of educational institution. Most commonly, postsecondary teachers must have a Ph.D. However, a master's degree may be enough for some postsecondary teachers at community colleges. In career and technical schools, work experience may be important for getting a postsecondary teaching job.

Education

Postsecondary teachers who work for 4-year colleges and universities typically need a doctoral degree in their field. Some schools may hire those with a master’s degree or those who are doctoral degree candidates for some specialties, such as fine arts, or for some part-time positions.

Doctoral programs generally take multiple years after the completion of a bachelor’s degree program. They spend time completing a master’s degree and then writing a doctoral dissertation, which is a paper presenting original research in the student’s field of study. Candidates usually specialize in a subfield, such as organic chemistry or European history.

Community colleges or career and technical schools also may hire those with a master’s degree. However, in some fields, there are more applicants than available positions. In these situations, institutions can be more selective, and they frequently choose applicants who have a Ph.D. over those with a master’s degree.

Postsecondary teachers who teach career and technical education courses, such as culinary arts or cosmetology, may not be required to have graduate-level education. At a minimum they must hold the degree of the program in which they are teaching. For example, the teacher must hold an associate’s degree if they teach a program that is at the associate’s degree level. In addition, work experience or certification may be just as important as education for getting a postsecondary teaching job at a career or technical school.

Other Experience

Some institutions may prefer to hire those with teaching or other work experience, but this is not a requirement for all fields or for all employers.

In health specialties, art, or education fields, hands-on work experience in the industry can be important. Postsecondary teachers in these fields often gain experience by working in an occupation related to their field of expertise.

In fields such as biological science, physics, and chemistry, some postsecondary teachers have postdoctoral research experience. These short-term jobs, sometimes called “post-docs,” usually involve working for 2 to 3 years as a research associate or in a similar position, often at a college or university.

Some postsecondary teachers gain teaching experience by working as graduate teaching assistants—students who are enrolled in a graduate program and teach classes in the institution in which they are enrolled.

Some postsecondary teachers, especially adjunct professors, have another job in addition to teaching.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Postsecondary teachers who prepare students for an occupation that requires a license, certification, or registration, may need to have—or they may benefit from having—the same credential. For example, a postsecondary nursing teacher might need a nursing license or a postsecondary education teacher might need a teaching license.

Advancement

A major goal for postsecondary teachers with a doctoral degree is attaining a tenure—a guarantee that a professor cannot be fired without just cause. It can take up to 7 years of moving up the ranks in tenure-track positions. The ranks are assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. Tenure is granted through a review of the candidate’s research, contribution to the institution, and teaching.

Tenure and tenure track positions are declining as institutions are relying more heavily on part-time faculty.

Some tenured professors advance to administrative positions, such as dean or president. For information on deans and other administrative positions, see the profile on postsecondary education administrators. For more information about college and university presidents, see the profile on top executives.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. To challenge established theories and beliefs, conduct original research, and design experiments, postsecondary teachers need good critical-thinking skills.

Interpersonal skills. Most postsecondary teachers need to be able to work well with others and must have good communication skills to serve on committees and give lectures.

Resourcefulness. Postsecondary teachers need to be able to present information in a way that students will understand. They need to adapt to the different learning styles of their students and teach students who have little or no experience with the subject.

Speaking skills. Postsecondary teachers need good communication skills to give lectures.

Writing skills. Most postsecondary teachers need to be skilled writers to publish original research and analysis.

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Assistant Professor Of English
English Instructor Instructor Consultant
Principal
11 Yearsyrs
English Instructor Instructor Lead Teacher
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
English Instructor Instructor Adjunct Professor
Assistant Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Lecturer Adjunct Professor Assistant Principal
School Principal
10 Yearsyrs
Lecturer Adjunct Professor Principal
High School Principal
9 Yearsyrs
Lecturer Assistant Professor Chairperson
Department Chairperson
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Professor Senior Scientist Director
Education Director
7 Yearsyrs
Assistant Professor Project Manager Director
Founder And Director
6 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Owner President
Advisory Board Member
5 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Department Chairperson Assistant Principal
Vice Principal
8 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Instructor Owner Assistant Director
School Director
6 Yearsyrs
English Professor Professor Assistant Principal
Director Of Instruction
7 Yearsyrs
English Professor Professor
Associate Dean
11 Yearsyrs
English Professor Professor Senior Scientist
Study Director
7 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Of English Faculty Associate Dean
Academic Dean
10 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Of English Faculty Instructional Designer
Vocational Training Instructor
5 Yearsyrs
Adjunct Professor Of English Faculty Department Chairperson
Assistant Dean
8 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Research Associate Visiting Assistant Professor
Senior Lecturer
7 Yearsyrs
ESL Instructor Program Coordinator Educational Programs Coordinator
Education Program Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Visiting Assistant Professor Visiting Professor Department Chairperson
Academic Director
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Spanish Professor 4.0 years
English Professor 3.4 years
ESL Professor 2.9 years
English Instructor 2.8 years
Writing Instructor 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Assistant Professor Of English
Teacher 12.5%
Instructor 10.2%
Lecturer 7.3%
Director 3.4%
Faculty 2.7%
Editor 2.7%
Tutor 2.2%
Top Careers After Assistant Professor Of English
Teacher 7.0%
Lecturer 5.7%
Instructor 4.7%
Editor 3.8%
Director 3.2%

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Average Yearly Salary
$58,000
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$37,000
Min 10%
$58,000
Median 50%
$58,000
Median 50%
$58,000
Median 50%
$58,000
Median 50%
$58,000
Median 50%
$58,000
Median 50%
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Median 50%
$91,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
City University of New York
Highest Paying City
Portland, OR
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
4.5 years
How much does an Assistant Professor Of English make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Assistant Professor Of English in the United States is $58,203 per year or $28 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $37,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $91,000.

Real Assistant Professor Of English Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Assistant Professor of English The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford, Jr. Stanford, CA Sep 01, 2013 $84,590
Assistant Professor, English As A Second Language University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA Feb 25, 2016 $84,322
Assistant Professor of English Leland Stanford Jr, University Stanford, CA Sep 08, 2015 $83,000
Assistant Professor of English Leland Stanford Jr, University Stanford, CA Nov 07, 2014 $80,000
Assistant Professor of English Trustees of Amherst College Amherst, MA Jul 01, 2014 $78,000
Assistant Professor of English Fordham University New York, NY Jul 09, 2012 $74,200
Assistant Professor of English Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA Dec 05, 2014 $73,500
Assistant Professor of English The University of Mississippi University, MS Aug 20, 2012 $73,332
Asst Professor and Director, Intensive English LAN Claflin University Orangeburg, SC Aug 01, 2014 $73,125
Asst Professor and Director, Intensive English LAN Claflin University Orangeburg, SC Jul 03, 2014 $73,125
Assistant Professor of English Brown University Providence, RI Mar 08, 2016 $72,000
Assistant Professor of English Mount Holyoke College South Hadley, MA Jul 01, 2015 $71,267
Assistant Professor, English Language & Literature University of Idaho Moscow, ID Aug 10, 2015 $61,006
Assistant Professor of English Literature Roger Williams University Bristol, RI Aug 19, 2013 $61,000
Assistant Professor of English Drew University Madison, NJ Aug 14, 2015 $61,000
Assistant Professor of English Literature Roger Williams University Bristol, RI Jan 14, 2016 $61,000
Assistant Professor of English Drew University Madison, NJ Jun 13, 2012 $61,000
Assistant Professor of English Drew University Madison, NJ Aug 01, 2015 $61,000
Assistant Professor of English The University of Mississippi University, MS Aug 22, 2016 $60,900
Assistant Professor of English University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA Jul 31, 2012 $60,748
Assistant Professor of English and Humanities Maryville University Saint Louis, MO Aug 01, 2013 $55,740
Assistant Professor of English Claflin University Orangeburg, SC Aug 13, 2014 $55,000
Assistant Professor of English University of Portland Portland, OR Aug 15, 2015 $55,000
Assistant Professor of English Randolph-MacOn College Ashland, VA Aug 18, 2011 $55,000
Assistant Professor of English Randolph-MacOn College Ashland, VA Sep 30, 2011 $55,000
Assistant Professor of English Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA Aug 15, 2014 $55,000
Assistant Professor of English Elon University NC Jul 01, 2015 $55,000

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Top Skills for An Assistant Professor Of English

  1. African American Literature
  2. Curriculum Development
  3. Spanish Language
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  • Teach 4/4 course load including: English Composition, Intermediate English, and African American Literature
  • Administered online writing assessment and remedial programs.
  • Served as academic advisor to first and second year students.
  • Review grammar and academic literacy skills such as time-management, organization, research skills, avoiding plagiarism, and library usage.
  • Developed and maintained course materials for over fifteen new literature and composition courses.

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Assistant Professor Of English Demographics

Gender

Female

51.9%

Male

37.2%

Unknown

10.9%
Ethnicity

White

60.7%

Black or African American

12.0%

Hispanic or Latino

11.2%

Asian

11.0%

Unknown

5.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

23.7%

French

15.8%

Chinese

7.9%

German

6.6%

Japanese

6.6%

Mandarin

6.6%

Russian

6.6%

Arabic

5.3%

Korean

3.9%

Hebrew

2.6%

Cantonese

2.6%

Turkish

1.3%

Portuguese

1.3%

Lithuanian

1.3%

Vietnamese

1.3%

Norwegian

1.3%

Basque

1.3%

Catalan

1.3%

Gothic

1.3%

Thai

1.3%
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Schools

Florida State University

7.3%

Vanderbilt University

6.3%

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

6.3%

Pennsylvania State University

6.3%

University of Iowa

6.3%

Ball State University

6.3%

Indiana University Bloomington

5.2%

State University of New York Buffalo

5.2%

West Virginia University

5.2%

University of Florida

4.2%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

4.2%

University of Kentucky

4.2%

Emory University

4.2%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

4.2%

University of Louisville

4.2%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.2%

Oklahoma State University

4.2%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

4.2%

Purdue University

4.2%

Bowling Green State University

4.2%
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Majors

English

45.9%

Writing

11.8%

Linguistics

6.9%

Education

6.1%

General Education, Specific Areas

3.7%

Elementary Education

3.4%

Literature

3.2%

Teaching English As A Second Language

2.7%

Business

2.2%

Fine Arts

2.0%

Communication

1.7%

Law

1.5%

Curriculum And Instruction

1.5%

Educational Leadership

1.5%

Journalism

1.2%

Area Studies

1.0%

Special Education

1.0%

Counseling Psychology

1.0%

Liberal Arts

1.0%

Sociology

0.7%
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Degrees

Doctorate

42.7%

Masters

36.6%

Other

10.1%

Bachelors

6.3%

Certificate

3.6%

Diploma

0.4%

Associate

0.2%
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