higher education lecturer




Higher education lecturers instruct students who have obtained an upper secondary education diploma in their own specialised field of study, which is predominantly academic in nature. They may have job titles such as senior lecturer or professor. They work with their teaching and research assistants for the preparation of lectures and exams, for grading papers and exams, for leading laboratory practices, and for leading review and feedback sessions for the students. They also conduct academic research in their respective field, publish their findings and liaise with their academic colleagues.

Alternative label

  • university lecturer

  • professor

  • higher education instructor

  • reader

  • university reader

  • principal lecturer

  • HE lecturer

  • university professor

  • research lecturer

  • higher education senior lecturer

  • teaching fellow

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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