What does a Lecturer do?

Lecturers provide instruction on a specific topic to students, typically at the post-secondary level. They often provide this instruction in a college or university setting, but in the United States they are commonly not full-time tenured professors. They frequently work part-time, and may only be teaching a single course. They review material in the chosen curriculum, explain concepts and theories, and may demonstrate techniques for practical skills using equipment or technologies that are standard for that field.

Lecturers typically have a master’s degree in the subject area in which they are teaching, although in some cases a bachelor’s degree combined with significant professional experience may be acceptable. They must have extensive knowledge of the subject area in which they are teaching, and proficiency using any tools or technology programs that students would need to use as part of the course.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
10%
2 - 4
48%
5 - 7
15%
8+
27%

Common Skill Sets

Teaching Experience
Graduate Level
English
Excellent Communication
IN Spanish
Writing
PHD
Statistics

Lecturer Seniority Levels

Professor
46% made the transition
Instructor
11% made the transition
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Lecturer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£39,398 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£29K
Median: £39K
£54K
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