assistant lecturer




Assistant lecturers share university or college lecturers' academic workload, specifically the provision of lectures to students. They prepare and teach classes, and meet with students privately regarding evaluation. They also combine their lecturing and other academic duties with conducting their own research in their field of study. Assistant lecturers occupy an autonomous, full-time position, despite what the subservience element in the occupation title may suggest.

Alternative label

  • assistant lecturer in university

  • university assistant instructor

  • junior lecturer

  • lecturer’s assistant

  • assistant docent

  • adjunct assistant professor

  • research assistant lecturer

  • assistant lecturer in higher education

  • higher education assistant lecturer

  • lector’s assistant

  • university assistant lecturer

  • assistant lector

  • assistant teacher

  • college assistant lecturer

  • research assistant professor

  • assistant professor

  • assistant lecturer at a college

  • college assistant instructor

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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