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    Default How to become a University Lecturer?

    I'm an upper six student this year. Next year, I would apply for Pure Mathematics course.

    I wonder if I'm picking the right path to be a lecturer in university?
    Can anyone please enlighten me?

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    lecturer in what field? Usually lecturers have a degree or masters in a field that they lecture in, but i have no idea of a specific pathway to become a lecturer. Most lecturers in universities are actually doing research and only lecture as an obligation to the university.
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    You want to become a lecturer?
    That's interesting!!

    Normally If you want to do research, and you don't have financial backup.
    Therefore, you can do your research in Universities, lecturing will be like your part time.

    This is what I have been told.

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    normally, to become a lecturer you must have at least a master's degree. and you're expected to proceed to PhD in your lecturing career.

    you can still enter the uni's academic staff list by only having a bachelor degree, but you'd be relegated only as a tutor, rather than lecturing to a whole bunch of undergrads.

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    Thank you all for your replies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroth
    lecturer in what field?
    Maybe a lecturer in Mathematics. However it depends on the demand of what kind of lecturer, then I'll make decision to take what course in master degree for that field.

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuatj
    You want to become a lecturer?
    That's interesting!!
    Yup, my friends also think that it's interesting. All of my friends plan to work soon after they get their bachelor degree but I'm not, so it seems that I've become one of the 'rare species'.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroth
    Most lecturers in universities are actually doing research and only lecture as an obligation to the university.
    Quote Originally Posted by joshuatj
    Normally If you want to do research, and you don't have financial backup.
    Therefore, you can do your research in Universities, lecturing will be like your part time.
    Nevermind since I love to do research too.

    Quote Originally Posted by kintaro_kun
    normally, to become a lecturer you must have at least a master's degree. and you're expected to proceed to PhD in your lecturing career.
    I plan to further my study until master degree and even PhD if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroth
    lecturer in what field? Usually lecturers have a degree or masters in a field that they lecture in, but i have no idea of a specific pathway to become a lecturer. Most lecturers in universities are actually doing research and only lecture as an obligation to the university.
    research is an important part of ur life if u become a lecturer. in some (malaysian)unis, preference will be given to those who do research on top of their teaching load when it comes to promotion.

    and yes, u'll need at least a masters in whatever field u're doing. although its ok to not have a phd, u'll be considered like a 'second class citizen' amongst the teaching staff.. however, there are ppl who've taught in universities for years and yet only have a masters degree...

    another thing.. i think u're supposed to graduate with at least a second upper, if u want to do ur masters degree directly after that.. if u get second lower, u'll need to work for several years before u can enter the programme(the length of time depends on individual univ)

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    you said mathematics field, what kinds of research are available at the moment? Are people willing to fund or support such research?
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    It depends if you are in a public university research is of high importance not that teaching isn't vital but it is part of the job.

    In the private college sector teaching is more important and less time and money is spent on research if any of course.

    When I was teaching at private colleges they normally ask you to teach more than 30 hours a week more like 35 to 36 hours. As far as I know public unis ask you to teach around 7 to 8 hours a week depending on the size of the class you are given of course. All this could be subjective.

    Generally, private colleges or universities are more in it to make more money than examining their field in terms of research. If you like research try to teach at a good public university and if you like to teach, a private college should do you fine.

    Finally, the bachelor and masters must be in the same subject. A PhD would be an icing on the cake but not necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeroth
    you said mathematics field, what kinds of research are available at the moment? Are people willing to fund or support such research?
    I got no idea for I haven't reached that stage/level yet, do you have anything to share?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Tay
    Finally, the bachelor and masters must be in the same subject.
    I didn't quite understand about the meaning of 'same subject', do you mind to clarify further? By the way, can Pure Mathematics and Statistics be considered as the same subject? Thank you.

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    You guys overlooked the fact that one needs to have that talent to teach.

    A brilliant researcher may not be a charismatic teacher.

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