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College Professor (Other)

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A College Professor or Instructor teaches students beyond the high school level, including undergraduate and graduate students. Teaches subjects ranging from liberal arts (literature, history, languages) to sciences, mathematics, business, art., music or technology. Conducts research and supervises student research. Teaches at a public or private college, in a two year or four year degree program.

Job Outlook

There were 3308 College Professor (Other) job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 100424 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the College Professor (Other) industry, which includes the College Professor (Other) career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new College Professor (Other) jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $94,805.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $81,480.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for College Professor (Other) postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $70,801.

Education and Experience

Posted College Professor (Other) jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree7.36%
Bachelor's Degree24.55%
Master's Degree40.37%
Doctoral Degree58.19%
Other3.55%

Posted College Professor (Other) jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years40.78%
3 to 5 years49.77%
6 to 8 years5.65%
9+ years3.8%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills College Professor (Other) positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Teaching (75.67%)
  • Research (48.81%)
  • Communication (21.95%)
  • Mentorship (17.53%)
  • Leadership (14.33%)
  • Writing (13.79%)
  • Innovation (12.27%)
  • Advising (12.11%)
  • Management (12.03%)
  • English Language (7.16%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Pedagogy (22.41%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Curriculum Development (32.4%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Syllabus Development (12.27%)
  • Liberal Arts (10.1%)
  • Online Teaching (13.39%)
  • Course Evaluations (7.22%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with College Professor (Other) skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
  • Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science
  • Non-Tenure Track Faculty
  • Assistant Professor of Biology

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most College Professor (Other) jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • University of California (1857)
  • University of Pennsylvania (1817)
  • California State University (1354)
  • The University of Texas System (1205)
  • Indiana University (1037)
  • State University of New York (1003)
  • University of Minnesota (839)
  • Texas A&M University (832)
  • University of Kentucky (828)
  • Rutgers University (797)

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina (625)
  • East Carolina University (224)
  • Western Carolina University (198)
  • North Carolina State University (181)
  • Appalachian State University (165)
  • North Carolina A&T State University (162)
  • Wake Forest University (116)
  • North Carolina Central University (89)
  • High Point University (62)
  • Duke University (55)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!