In this article, you will be able to know the skills needed to become a professor in Kenya, expected salary, the education background of this career, and job related information.
Who is a Professor?
A professor is person in an academic rank who teaches at universities and other post-secondary education and research institutions. They conduct original research, publish findings in academic journals and books, prepare curricula, give lectures and evaluate students.
To be a professor in Kenya you have a PhD.
Professor Salary in Kenya
Professors in Kenya are Paid from Kenya Shillings 99,9950 to 1,000,000. The earnings vary depending on their responsibility.
Key Responsibilities of a professor
Some of the roles of a professor include teaching, Developing a curriculum for their course and ensure that it meets college and department standards, Publishing original research and analysis in books and academic journals, Serve on academic and administrative committees that review and recommend policies, Assess students’ progress by grading papers and tests, supervise graduate students who are working toward doctoral degrees, Advise students about which classes to take and how to achieve their goals among other responsibilities.
Steps of becoming a Professor
You should have a minimum of a doctorate (Ph.D.) from a reputable university in your educational field. This usually requires a minimum of eight years of higher education.
- Subject area expertise
They must also have three years teaching experience as Associate Professors or equivalent and research experience. A professor should also have a minimum of 60 publications since attaining Associate Professorship or equivalent, of which at least 40 should be from refereed scholarly journals.
The professor must also have supervised a minimum of five post-graduate students to completion and at least two students at doctoral level. The scholar at this level must have attracted research or development funds as an Associate Professor or equivalent.
- Work experience
Colleges and universities prefer to hire professors with some teaching experience at the university level. Graduate students may acquire teaching experience by working as graduate teaching assistants to undergraduate students while enrolled in doctoral degree programs or helping in tutoring sessions.