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  • Posted By : Andre
  • Posted On : Feb 15, 2021
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  • Category : Education » Teaching
  • Description : This position is generally taken after earning a doctoral degree and generally after several years of holding one or more postdoctoral researcher positions. It is below the position of associate professor at most universities and is equivalent to the rank of lecturer at most Commonwealth universities.

Overview

  • In the United States, the assistant professor is often the first position held in a tenure track, although it can also be a non-tenure track position. Full professorships are assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor in order. After 7 years, if successful, assistant professors can get tenure and also get promoted to associate professor.

    It is very competitive to become a tenure-track assistant professor, especially at top-tier and research universities in the U.S., U.K., and, for example, countries like Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden. Often hundreds of applicants apply for a single position. Due to funding issues, the number of positions for full-time professors (either assistant or associate) has dropped significantly. Colleges are saving money by replacing full-time professors with adjuncts. With these facts, less than 20% of doctoral graduates get tenure-track assistant professor positions after graduation.

    The table presents a broad overview of the traditional main systems, but there are universities that use a combination of those systems or other titles. Some universities in Commonwealth countries have also entirely adopted the North American system in place of the Commonwealth system.