50 Roles for College Faculty

Which Roles Are the Most Challenging for You?

The job of a college instructor is demanding.  A successful faculty member must wear many, many hats.  Here is a list of 50 roles that  college instructor may play.

The list below is provided courtesy of Adjunct Assistance.

What do you think?  Which roles are the most challenging?  Perhaps you can think of a few challenging ones that are not on the list.

The 50 Roles for College Faculty

  1. Academic Counselor
  2. Actor
  3. Career Counselor
  4. Cheerleader
  5. Classroom Manager
  6. College Ambassador
  7. Committee Member
  8. Community Service Worker
  9. Computer Specialist
  10. Conciliator
  11. Crisis/Emergency Responder
  12. Critic
  13. Curator
  14. Curriculum Developer
  15. Department Chair
  16. Educational Psychology Expert
  17. Empathy Provider
  18. Grant Writer
  19. Humorist
  20. Instructional Designer
  21. Investigator
  22. Laboratory Clinician
  23. Leader
  24. Learning Assessment Expert
  25. Learning Facilitator
  26. Lecturer
  27. Mediator
  28. Mentor
  29. Motivational Speaker
  30. Performer
  31. Personal Counselor
  32. Problem Solver
  33. Program Advocate
  34. Public Relations Specialist
  35. Researcher
  36. Role Model
  37. Social Worker
  38. Story Teller
  39. Stress Management Expert
  40. Student
  41. Student Advocate
  42. Student Organization Advisor
  43. Study Skills Instructor
  44. Subject Matter Expert
  45. Teacher
  46. Team Builder
  47. Technician
  48. Tutor
  49. Visionary
  50. Writer

© 2010 Paul A. Hummel, Ed.D.

Posted May 17, 2010




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