Senior lecturers at a postsecondary (or higher education) level have many different roles and titles. They serve as educators for postsecondary students, and they may also hold a research position in their institution or a relevant job within their field (lecturing on a part-time basis). Generally, senior lectures have a specific area of expertise on which they lecture.
Senior lectures are responsible for making a class schedule, syllabus, and grades that the students will use during the semester. They also must select the relevant materials that students must read to complete the course and, thus, learn more about the course's subject matter. Additionally, senior lecturers must prepare plans for each individual class session, which may include lectures, class discussions, monitoring exams, and in-class projects.
At a university or college, senior lecturers often must hold office hours to advise and consult with students. They may also be required to attend certain university functions throughout the year, such as departmental staff meetings or mandated training. Grading student assignments and providing other necessary feedback is also a requirement.
Senior lecturers must have the relevant knowledge and certifications in their area of expertise. Often, this includes a Ph.D. or an equivalent post-bachelor's degree (such as a J.D. or M.D.) in their field. However, extensive experience in the field may substitute for education level in certain fields. It is important for lecturers to be detail oriented and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.