Job description University Professor in the Edmonton Region

Find out what work is like for an university professor in Canada. This work description is applicable to all University professors and lecturers (NOC 41200).

University professors and lecturers


University professors and lecturers teach courses to undergraduate and graduate students and conduct research at universities. University professors who are heads of departments are included in this unit group.

Job duties

  • 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.

Job titles

  • English professor - university
  • French language professor - university
  • botany assistant professor - university
  • computer science professor - university
  • engineering instructor - university
  • food sciences department chairperson - university
  • geography department head - university
  • indigenous studies professor – university
  • lecturer - university
  • linguistics associate professor
  • physics department chairperson - university
  • professor of medicine - university
  • university professor

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