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Working As A Visiting Professor

  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Make Decisions

  • $89,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Visiting Professor 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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How To Become A Visiting Professor

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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Average Yearly Salary
$89,000
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$43,000
Min 10%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$89,000
Median 50%
$182,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Harvard University
Highest Paying City
Sacramento, CA
Highest Paying State
Hawaii
Avg Experience Level
2.3 years
How much does a Visiting Professor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Visiting Professor in the United States is $89,789 per year or $43 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $44,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $183,000.

Real Visiting Professor Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Visiting Professor of Economics Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, MA Oct 01, 2014 $370,004
Visiting Professor The School of The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL Sep 01, 2014 $346,442
Visiting Professor Yale University New Haven, CT Aug 28, 2014 $322,963
Visiting Professor University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Jan 10, 2016 $300,000
Visiting Professor/Professor State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY Jan 01, 2014 $286,000 -
$352,581
Visiting Professor/Professor State University of New York at Stony Brook Berkeley, CA Jan 01, 2014 $286,000 -
$352,581
Visiting Professor/Professor State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY Jul 01, 2013 $286,000 -
$289,026
Visiting Professor/Professor State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY Aug 15, 2013 $286,000 -
$289,026
Visiting Professor Buck Institute for Research On Aging Novato, CA Jan 01, 2016 $280,000
Visiting Professor/Professor Harvard University Boston, MA Jan 01, 2016 $260,000
Visiting Professor Cornell University New York, NY Jan 01, 2013 $250,000
Visiting Professor Brown University Providence, RI Feb 01, 2013 $129,394
Visiting Professor Brown University Providence, RI Sep 02, 2014 $129,394
Visiting Professor University of Connecticut Storrs, CT Aug 23, 2016 $125,000
Visiting Professor University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Jul 01, 2015 $124,230
Visiting Professor University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA Jan 07, 2016 $124,230
Distinguished Visiting Professor The Jackson Laboratory Bar Harbor, ME Feb 01, 2016 $124,010
Visiting Professor Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI Aug 15, 2016 $122,500
Distinguished Visiting Professor The Jackson Laboratory Bar Harbor, ME Sep 01, 2014 $120,420
Visiting Professor University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA Jul 01, 2015 $80,266
Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor Georgetown University Washington, DC Aug 01, 2014 $80,000
Visiting Professor Global Health Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA May 25, 2015 $80,000
Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering The University of Tennessee Chattanooga, TN Jan 08, 2016 $80,000 -
$89,000
Visiting Professor of Economics John Carroll University University Heights, OH Aug 26, 2013 $78,000
Visiting Professor Texas A&M International University Laredo, TX Jun 01, 2014 $76,000
Visiting Professor Texas A&M International University Laredo, TX Aug 12, 2013 $76,000
Adjunt Visiting Professor Prairie View A&M University Prairie View, TX Dec 15, 2013 $75,168

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Top Skills for A Visiting Professor

  1. Undergraduate Courses
  2. Online
  3. Course Materials
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  • Subject Matter expert for development of undergraduate courses in the engineering and computer science program.
  • Facilitate online graduate classes in Human Resources, including Training and Development and Managing Organizational Change.
  • Developed instructional strategies, designed course materials and planned lessons focused on student achievement.
  • Trained and mentored students in basic principles pertaining to Project handling within the quality assurance framework of the college.
  • Instructed General Chemistry lecture/lab, Organic Chemistry lecture/lab, Introductory Chemistry lecture, and Advanced Organic Chemistry.

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Visiting Professor Demographics

Gender

Male

52.9%

Female

35.2%

Unknown

11.9%
Ethnicity

White

57.2%

Hispanic or Latino

13.7%

Asian

12.4%

Black or African American

11.3%

Unknown

5.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

28.8%

French

16.6%

Russian

8.7%

German

6.6%

Chinese

6.1%

Arabic

5.7%

Korean

4.4%

Mandarin

3.9%

Italian

3.5%

Japanese

3.5%

Portuguese

2.6%

Turkish

1.7%

Ukrainian

1.7%

Polish

1.7%

Czech

1.3%

Georgian

0.9%

Armenian

0.9%

Marshallese

0.4%

Estonian

0.4%

Romanian

0.4%
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Visiting Professor Education

Schools

Walden University

9.1%

University of Phoenix

8.2%

Capella University

7.6%

Ohio State University

6.2%

Michigan State University

5.4%

University of Florida

5.4%

Chamberlain College of Nursing

5.4%

University of Chicago

4.8%

George Washington University

4.5%

Harvard University

4.5%

Purdue University

4.5%

Arizona State University

4.2%

Nova Southeastern University

4.0%

University of Kentucky

4.0%

Columbia University

4.0%

University of South Florida

3.7%

Temple University

3.7%

Georgetown University

3.7%

Florida State University

3.7%

National University

3.4%
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Majors

Nursing

14.2%

Business

10.5%

Law

7.3%

Education

6.8%

English

5.8%

Chemistry

5.6%

Fine Arts

5.0%

Physics

4.6%

Educational Leadership

4.1%

Elementary Education

3.7%

Management

3.6%

Psychology

3.5%

History

3.5%

Mathematics

3.5%

Computer Science

3.3%

Economics

3.2%

Political Science

3.2%

Marketing

3.1%

Electrical Engineering

2.9%

Communication

2.8%
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Degrees

Doctorate

43.2%

Masters

33.4%

Other

13.4%

Bachelors

5.9%

Certificate

3.1%

Diploma

0.6%

Associate

0.3%

License

0.1%
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