University professors

University professors

NOC
4011

- University professors and lecturers

Teach undergraduate and graduate students and conduct research at universities.

Quick facts

3-Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3-Year Job Openings

92
 

Median Hourly Wage

$48.08
$24.55
Low
$73.72
High

Median Salary

$98,822
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

1,581
 

% Working Full Time

90%
 

% Working Full Year

70%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

Main Duties

University professors and lecturers perform some or all of the following 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.

University professors and lecturers specialize in a particular subject matter such as biology, chemistry, anatomy, sociology, business administration or law.

Also Known As

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

Employment Requirements

  • A doctoral degree in the field of specialization is required for university professors.
  • A master's degree in the field of specialization is required for university lecturers.
  • Licences or professional certification may be required for professors teaching future practitioners in certain professionally regulated fields, such as medicine, engineering, architecture, psychology or law.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

44.7%
Female
55.3%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

1.5%
15-24
7.6%
25-34
27.5%
35-44
30.8%
45-54
23.9%
55-64
8.7%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
0.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
100.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

99.3%
Educational services
0.7%
Public administration
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

1.80%
Northeast
39.10%
Southeast
15.00%
Southwest
39.10%
Central
5.10%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

N/A
Northeast
$101,118
Southeast
$100,814
Southwest
$119,603
Central
$94,443
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available

Southeast

$52.40
$30.22
Low
$74.52
High

Southwest

$43.27
$21.63
Low
$63.75
High

Central

$48.08
$24.00
Low
$73.72
High
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$98,822

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$116,898

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$98,822

Newfoundland

$101,477

Prince Edward Island

$112,057

Nova Scotia

$96,512

Canada

$94,228
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3-Year

92
 

New Jobs: 3-Year

-85
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3-Year

177
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10-Year

350
 

New Jobs: 10-Year

-249
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10-Year

598