A Professor is an academic employed by a university or tertiary education institution. This is generally a tenured (permanent) position and involves lecturing and tutoring students, supervising research and developing one's own research profile.

If you want to become a university professor, will you need to be highly dedicated to your chosen field in academia, as this competitive and lucrative field is reserved for those who can demonstrate academic achievement at all levels.

You will need to complete an undergraduate degree in a chosen field, followed by a research degree. Most students will choose to do an honours year before applying to do a higher research degree.