Whats the difference between a professor and an instructor?

Question:what makes a professor and what makes an instructor different. I go to community college and the "teachers" are not called professors but instructors? whats the diff?

Answers:
Often, a professor is someone who has completed at least a Master's degree, and possibly a PhD as well; they may also have tenure. An "instructor" can be anyone who has at least a Bachelor's degree (as a rule) or who is otherwise qualified to teach the subject in question. In my experience, most instructors in four-year schools are grad students who are teaching assistants/fellows; professors are people who are actually on the faculty of a college or university.
I think professors usually have PhD's and tenure, while instructors are Master's level, and on a more temporary or new contract.
pay
Pay and benefits. Professors are often full-time, instructors part-time. Both may have Masters or PhDs. Where I teach, we are all called professors.
a professor has his/her master's degree where as an instructor doesn't necessarily need a degree.

This article contents is post by this website user, EduQnA.com doesn't promise its accuracy.



More Questions & Answers...
  • What is a gloid?
  • Extra curicculum classes?
  • How many times a day do you worship & pray to your Toilet?
  • Should I take Honor Environmental Science?
  • Where can i go to ask adult questions since it is not allowed here?
  • What was Douglas Wilders child hood like and where did grow up?
  • Dante's Inferno Character Map/Web?
  • Are all smart people considered nerds?
  • Iz $30,000-$40,500 a year good?
  • Is anyone in highschool right this minute?
  • Copyright 2006-2012 EduQnA.com All Rights Reserved.