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[Homework]SENEWS-2010-09-02

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This is the VOA special English, education report.
Not everyone who teaches in a college or university is a professor. Many are instructors or lecturers. In fact, not even all professors are full professors. Many of them are assistants or associate professors or adjunct professors. So what do all of these different academic titles mean at America colleges and universities. Get ready for a short lecture especially if you are thinking of a career in higher education. Professors usually need a doctoral degree. But sometimes a school will offer positions to people who have not yet receive their doctoral. This person will be called an instructor until their degree has been completed. After that, the instructor could become an assistant professor. Assistant professors do not have tenure. Tenure means a permanent appointment. This goal of greater job security is harder to reach these days. Fewer teaching positions offer the chance for tenure. Teachers and researchers who are hired into positions that do offer it are said to be on the tenure track. Assistant professor is the first job on this path. Assistant professors generally have 5-7 to gain tenure. During this time, other faculty members study the person`s work. If tenure is denied, than the assistant professor usually has a year to find another job. Candidate for tenure may feel great pressure to get research published. Publish or parish is the traditional saying. An assistant professor who receives tenure becomes an associate professor. An associate professor may later be appointed a full professor. Assistant , associate and full professors perform many duties. They teach classes, they advise students and they carry out research. They also serve on committees and take part in other activities. Other faculty members are not expected to do all these jobs. They are not on a tenure track. Instead, they might be in adjunct or visiting positions. A visiting professor has a job at one school but works at another for a period of time. An adjunct professor is also a limited or part time position to do research or teach class. Adjunct professors have a doctorate. Another position is that of lector. Lectors teach classes but they may or may not have a doctorate.
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