Higher Education Teaching Professionals

Higher education teaching professionals deliver lectures and teach students to at least first degree level, undertake research and write journal articles and books in their chosen field of study.


New workers

New workers start around £11,043. Normal pay is £41,909 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £67,641.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 217,277 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Undertakes research, writes articles and books and attends conferences and other meetings.

  • Directs the work of postgraduate students.

  • Participates in decision making processes regarding curricula, budgetary, departmental and other matters.

  • Provides pastoral care or guidance to students.

  • Advises students on academic matters and encourages independent research.

  • Prepares, administers and marks examinations, essays and other assignments.

  • Prepares, delivers and directs lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Curriculum Development

  • Psychology

  • Business Studies

  • Marketing

  • Economics

  • Sociology

  • Social Sciences

  • Lecturing

  • Computer Science

  • Lesson Planning

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Communication

  • English Language

  • Management

  • Leadership

  • Innovation

  • Mathematics

  • Planning

  • Enthusiasm

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.