Doctoral Degree PhD:

College Professor (Teaching Focus)


Although independent clinical or basic researchers frequently hold faculty positions at universities or academic institutions, research is their main focus. In contrast, professors at small or liberal arts institutions often focus heavily on teaching. Like their researcher counterparts, they have completed a PhD and usually a postdoctoral fellowship as well. Teaching focused professors may also conduct research in how students learn scientific content.

myIDP career category: Teaching-intensive career in higher education

ASHG Career Spotlight: Louise Paquin

Additional Resources:

National Association of Biology Teachers
Society for College Science Teachers