Here’s the deal: academic ranks are complicated.
For those who are thinking of joining academia through a master’s degree or a doctoral program, professors rankings can be downright confusing.
To help lessen this confusion, we will reveal the different types of professors (and what makes each position unique).
Academic ranks: an overview
The following table ranks the different types of professors and gives an average salary estimates for each position.
|Rank||Academic Rank||Salary Per Hour||Salary Per Year|
Frequently asked questions
In an effort to make each answer readable, I published seperate articles for the most common questions about professor rankings:
- What are the differences between assistant, associate, and full professors?
- What is an endowed professor?
- What makes a professor distinguished?
- What is a professor emeritus?
- Email Etiquette: How should I address my professors?
Read all my articles about professors on this page.