Lecturer is an academic rank within many universities, though the meaning of the term varies somewhat from country to country. It generally denotes an academic expert who is hired to teach on a full- or part-time basis. They may also conduct research.
What they do.
1. Interviewing course applicants.
2. Lecture planning, preparation and research.
3. Contact and teaching time with the students.
4. Checking and assessing students’ work.
5. Encouraging personal development through tutorial and pastoral work.
6. Invigilating examinations.
You'll need a good degree pass, for example first class or upper second class, relevant to the subject you want to teach.
You'll also need to have completed a postgraduate master's or PhD qualification, or be working towards one. It's common to have had academic work published.
You'll be expected to do a teaching qualification soon after you start. This is usually offered by your university and is done while working.
You may be able to get experience by taking on teaching duties while you're a postgraduate student. Some universities also offer work as a graduate teaching assistant.
You'll need several years' relevant work experience if you want to teach vocational subjects, for example art or engineering.
On average, a lecturer in Kenya makes around Ksh. 100,000 to 300,000 per month depending on the lecturer’s level of education, experience, gender, the institution one works at among other factors. For part time lecturers, they salaries ranges as from Ksh. 25,000 to 40,000.
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