Professor Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Professor job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Harvard University January 2018 - Present
Senior Professor
Developed and implemented an innovative curriculum, resulting in a 20% improvement in students' average grades.
Supervised 5 major research projects, leading to numerous publications in esteemed scientific journals.
Managed a department of 10 faculty, increasing efficiency by 30% through the implementation of a new faculty mentoring system.
Successfully published 8 books within the field of Environmental Science, highlighting my proficiency in academic writing.
Orchestrated the International Relations Club, fostering international development and relations among 500+ students.
Resume Worded May 2013 - December 2017
Associate Professor
Led the development of a new course series on Life Sciences yielding a 25% increase in enrollment numbers.
Utilized MATLAB and LaTeX in research, resulting in a 30% reduction in data processing time.
Mentored 20 PhD students with over 80% going on to secure tenured positions.
Contributed to the University's strategic planning committee, resulting in the establishment of 2 new research centers.
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2012
Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Dissertation: Developing Future Leaders in Higher Education
Resume Worded University May 2008
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Thesis: Transformative Learning in Adult Education
Merit Based Scholarship Recipient
Academic Knowledge: Curriculum Development, Pedagogy, Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration, Instructional Design, Educational Technology
Technical Skills: Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced), Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Canvas), Social Media for Professional Use, Google Classroom, Zoom
Research Skills: Qualitative Research, Quantitative Research, Educational Research Methods, Data Analysis, SPSS, Ethnography
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Teacher in History (2020)
Awards: Harvard University Teaching Excellence Award (2020), Resume Worded Innovation in Teaching Award (2015)
Leadership & Volunteering: Chair of Academic Standards Committee (2017-Present), Volunteer Tutor at Cambridge Community Center (2013-2017)
Publications: Authored 20+ academic articles in peer-reviewed journals in Education field
Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Yale University March 2017 - Present
Senior Lecturer
Delivered lectures on Life Sciences and Clinical Research, witnessing a 25% increase in student engagement.
Facilitated multiple workshops and seminars on International Development and Relations, attracting over 300 students annually.
Published 5 research papers in acclaimed journals using innovative data analysis techniques.
Stanford University February 2011 - February 2017
Used Microsoft Access to streamline data management for 10 projects, decreasing project turnaround time by 15%.
Assisted in the creation of an extensive curriculum for Science and Mathematics department which increased student enrollment by 20%.
Resume Worded Institute March 2011
Doctor of Philosophy - Comparative Literature
Focus on Enlightenment and Romantic literature, comprehensive exams passed with distinction
Resume Worded University May 2007
Master of Arts - English Literature
Specialization in Victorian and Modern literature
Teaching & Facilitation: Course planning, Interactive lectures, Student assessment, Grading, Academic advising, Curriculum development
Research & Writing: Critical analysis, Source evaluation, Thesis development, Argument structuring, Peer review, Research proposal writing
Technologies: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, Learning Management System (Canvas, Blackboard), Zoom, Mendeley, Turnitin
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), Latin (Advanced), French (Intermediate)
Publications & Research: 'The Influence of Gender on Narratives of Power in Classic Literature', Published in the 'Journal of Literary Studies', 2016
Awards & Recognition: Recipient of the 'Most Influential Faculty' Award, Yale University, 2019, Stanford Teaching Award, 2013
Conference Presentations: Presented a Keynote on 'The Role of Literature in Shaping Society' at the National Literary Symposium, 2018
Professional Development: Attended 'Pedagogical Strategies in Higher Education' workshop, Yale Center for Teaching and Learning, 2020
Your Name
English Lecturer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Lecturer in English
Managed a team of 5 lecturers, fostering collaborative team spirit synergistically with individual talents, which increased staff development and morale by 30%
Developed and implemented an innovative curriculum based on higher education industry trends, leading to a 45% increase in student enrollment
Using adult education strategies, I improved the English proficiency of 600+ international students, elevating their test scores by 33%
Introduced E-Learning tools to increase accessibility, resulting in a 25% rise in student participation and engagement
Championed a research project on English Literature, garnering national academic recognition and securing a $100k research grant
University of Oxford April 2016 - December 2019
English Lecturer
Launched a successful teacher training program, resulting in an increase of professionally trained staff by 20%
Designed and delivered interactive lectures on English Literature to nearly 2,000 students, achieving a 97% pass rate
Executed advanced academic writing workshops for 200+ students, enhancing their writing skills and boosting overall marks by 15% August 2012 - March 2016
Assistant Lecturer in English
Assisted in the creation of English Language course material leading to a 10% improvement in course completion rates
Undergo extensive research on modern teaching methodologies to update and improve engaging teaching content
Taught English as a foreign language to 500+ non-native speakers, improving their proficiency by 25%
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - English Literature
Specialized in British Romanticism and Shakespearean Drama
Resume Worded University January 2010
Master of Arts (M.A.) - English
Graduated with Distinction
Softwares: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Classroom, Moodle, Turnitin, Grammarly, Windows (Advanced), MacOS (Intermediate)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Teaching Techniques: Online teaching, Blended learning, Active learning, Flipped classroom, Self-paced learning, Collaborative learning
Professional Skills: Academic research, Curriculum development, Public speaking, Lesson planning, Classroom management
Certifications: TESOL Certification (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) - Resume Worded Institute, Professional Certificate in Online Education - Resume Worded University
Publications & Presentations: Presented paper on 'Modern Interpretation of Shakespearean Drama' at Intl. Conference of English Literature, Published article titled 'Exploring British Romanticism’ in Journal of English Literature
Professional Memberships: Member of the Modern Language Association (MLA), Member of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Awards & Honors: Distinguished Teaching Award - University of Oxford, Excellence in Teaching Award -
Your Name
English Instructor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2020 - Present
Principal English Instructor
Directed a collaborative team of 7 instructors, enhancing team efficiency by 40% using effective staff development routines
Revitalized curriculum development process, strategically incorporating elements of Education, leading to a 50% uptick in student engagement
Adapted language teaching techniques to cater to 700+ students, resulting in an average 28% improvement in English proficiency
Elevated e-learning process efficiencies by 35% by incorporating modern teaching software
Secured $120k in funding for a research project on cross-curricular integration of Language Arts
Cambridge University June 2015 - January 2020
Senior English Instructor
Coordinated teacher training programs, enhancing staff proficiency and leading to an overall 20% improvement in instruction quality
Delivered lectures aimed at improving literature awareness, achieving a pass rate of 98% across 1,500 students
Conducted specialized workshops on academic English, thereby enhancing student performance by 22% May 2011 - May 2015
English Instructor
Aided in development and execution of English course modules leading to a 15% improvement in student passing rates
Undertook detailed research to facilitate content enrichment and teaching approach modernization
Teaching Writing as a foreign language to 300+ students, improved their language effectiveness by 20%
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2011
Master of Education - English Language and Literature
Specialization in English Language Teaching Techniques
Resume Worded University June 2009
Bachelor of Arts - English Literature
Ranked in Top 5% of the class
Honored with the 'Francis Bacon Award' for the best essay paper
Instructional Methods: Direct Instruction, Flipped Classrooms, Differentiated Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Inquiry-based Learning
Technology in Classroom: Learning Management Systems (LMS), Interactive Whiteboards, Tablets and E-readers, Document Cameras, 3D Printer
Additional Skills: Assessment and Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Lesson Planning, ELA Common Core Knowledge, Research Writing Instruction
Languages: English (Native), French (Intermediate), Spanish (Basic)
Certifications: TESOL Certification (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Cambridge English Language Teaching Award
Volunteer Experience: Teach for America English Instructor (2011-2013), Volunteered at the local library to help adults improve reading and writing skills
Publications: Published 'Modern Techniques for English Instruction: A Comparative Study' in Education Today Journal
Conference Presentations: Presented 'Challenges of Teaching English in the Digital Age' at the International English Teachers Conference
Your Name
Coordinator of English Language Arts
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2019 - Present
Head Coordinator of English Language Arts
Led a diverse team of 10 to enhance curriculum development, resulting in 60% increased student enrollment
successfully incorporated E-Learning methodologies leading to 35% increase in course completion rate
Conducted extensive research in English literature that garnered international academic recognition and secured a $200k research specific grant
Led Teacher Training initiatives to better equip academic staff, resulting in 15% better student outcomes
Facilitated Adult Education programs, successfully enhancing mature student´s performance by 25%
Harvard University July 2014 - February 2019
Senior Coordinator of English Language Arts
Coordinated lecture content creation resulting in 10% increase in overall student satisfaction
Implemented unique teaching methodologies, increasing student's English language proficiency by 20%
Conducted academic seminars to aid students in developing English academic writing skills, boosting pass rates by 17% April 2010 - June 2014
Coordinator of English Language Arts
Assisted in the development of engaging course content, contributing to an 8% increase in overall student participation
Facilitated training workshops for academic staff, resulting in enhanced teaching capabilities and a 10% increase in team efficiency
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2009
Master of Arts in English Language Teaching
Graduated with Distinction, Thesis on 'Innovative Instruction in English Language Arts'
Resume Worded University May 2007
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
Minors: Secondary Education and Linguistics
Awards: Dean's List 2006 & 2007 (Top 10%)
Instructional Methods: Lesson Plan Development, Differentiated Instruction, Blended Learning, Project-based Learning, Learning Styles Assessment, Cooperative Learning
Digital Tools: Google Classroom, Schoology, Edmodo, Kahoot!, Blackboard, Moodle, PowerSchool
Curriculum Development: Curriculum Design & Implementation, Standards Integration, Learning Objectives Setting, Assessment Strategies, Continuing Education Tracking
Languages: English (Native)
Certifications: TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) - 2009, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Trainer - 2016
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer Tutor at Resume Worded Community Center, Co-lead 'Read To Me' initiative for early literacy
Professional Development: Regular participant in NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) conferences, member of RESUME WORDED Professional Learning Community for English Coordinators
Public Speaking: Speaker at several local and national workshops on the integration of technology in English Language Arts
Your Name
College Instructor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2018 - Present
College Instructor
Spearheaded curriculum development for network security courses, leading to a 35% boost in student performance.
Applied educational technology methodologies, enriching lectures with robust multimedia content and increasing student engagement by 25%.
Managed a team of 4 academic staff and 2 administrative assistants, fostering a collaborative and efficient work environment.
Conducted in-depth research on emerging pedagogical trends, informing the implementation of e-learning initiatives that improved course accessibility.
Coordinated community outreach programs, boosting college visibility and enhancing enrolment rates by 15%.
University of Chicago April 2015 - December 2017
Adjunct Lecturer
Implemented instructional design techniques in crafting lectures, resulting in a 20% improvement in student comprehension.
Managed course-related event planning, optimizing student exposure to industry thought leaders.
Provided adult education on innovative entrepreneurship, enhancing career prospects for non-traditional students.
University of Illinois June 2013 - March 2015
Teaching Assistant
Assisted in teacher training programs, increasing teaching efficiency by 30%.
Facilitated better use of Microsoft Access for administrative purposes, reducing errors by 20%.
Handled editing of course materials, ensuring clarity and accuracy of content.
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2014
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - English Literature
Dissertation: 'Across Boundaries: Engaging Dialogues in Literature and Culture'
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Arts - English
Magna Cum Laude
Coursework: World Literature, Post-Colonial Literature, American Novel, Literary Theory
Digital Teaching Tools: Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Zoom
Assessment Tools: Turnitin, Proctorio, ExamSoft, SpeedGrader
Course Design: Backward Design, Bloom's Taxonomy, Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Online Instructor - Learning House, INC (2022)
Awards & Honors: Distinguished Faculty Award; University of Chicago (2017), Excellence in Teaching Award; University of Illinois (2014)
Professional Memberships: Modern Language Association (MLA), American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
Volunteering: Literacy Tutor, Read Together Program, Chicago Public Library (2016 - Present)
Your Name
Adjunct Faculty
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded October 2018 - Present
Adjunct Faculty
Championed the use of innovative teaching strategies, resulting in an increase in student satisfaction rates by 40%.
Managed research projects correlating subjects of higher education, leading to educational material enhancements.
Strengthened writing and editing skills in students, contributing to a 30% rise in average essay grades.
Utilized Microsoft Access in improving student data management, preventing data inaccuracies.
Oversaw project management of yearly symposiums, involving event planning and community outreach, increasing college brand visibility by 30%.
Kaplan Test Prep July 2016 - September 2018
Introduced innovative learning techniques for complex concepts, leading to an improvement in test scores by 20%.
Enhanced customer service aspects of tutorial sessions, receiving a 95% satisfactory rating from students.
Leveraged educational technology in tutoring sessions to facilitate remote learning.
Provided educational leadership, improving tutoring service efficiency by 15%.
HM Education Solutions January 2015 - June 2016
Curriculum Developer
Revised and updated learning materials, resulting in more engaging and up-to-date content.
Utilized e-learning tools in course development, expanding course accessibility to a wider student base.
Resume Worded Academic Center July 2017
Master's Degree in Education - Curriculum Development
Concentration in Educational Technologies
Recipient of the High Honors Award
Resume Worded University May 2014
Bachelor of Arts - English Education
Specialization in Literature
Dean's List 2013 (Top 10%)
Education Technology: Blackboard, Moodle, Google Classrooms, Canvas, WebCT
Curriculum Development Tools: Curriculum Trak, Common Curriculum, Rubicon, Atlas
Assessment Software: Turnitin, Socrative, Kahoot, ExamSoft
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Certifications: TESOL Certification (2017), Certificate in Online Learning (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: Chair, Read to Lead Program (2018-Present), Committee Member, English Language Arts Curriculum Revision Project (2016-2018)
Projects: Development of Inclusive Curriculum for ESL Students (2016), Tutoring Project for Underpriviledged Students (2017-2018)
Awards & Honors: Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award (2020), Kaplan Tutor Excellence Award (2018)
Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE August 2017 - Present
Led staff development programs, fostering a learning culture and improving staff efficiency by 20%.
Introduced an instructional design methodology to improve curriculum, leading to a 15% rise in graduation rates.
Spearheaded challenging research projects in the field of higher education, resulting in groundbreaking in-house publications.
Served as a faculty representative in community outreach events, enhancing the institution's credibility in local community.
Balanced administrative tasks using Microsoft Access, improving data handling by 30%.
University of Texas March 2014 - July 2017
Research Associate
Carried out numerous higher education research projects, publishing 10 papers in esteemed journals in the educational sector.
Assisted lecturers in curriculum development projects, making courses more relevant and up-to-date.
Handled the event planning for academic symposiums, increasing turnout by 20%.
Texas A&M University December 2011 - February 2014
Program Coordinator
Contributed to program development resulting in a 10% increase in student enrolment.
Ensured a seamless flow of administrative tasks, improving office management efficiency by 15%.
Resume Worded Institute June 2012
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Educational Leadership and Administration
Thesis: 'Role of Learning Ecosystems in Higher Education'
Resume Worded University May 2009
Master of Education (M.Ed) - Curriculum and Instruction
Selected as Graduate Assistant, Curriculum and Instruction Department
Teaching & Course Development: Curriculum Development, Academic Tutoring, Lesson Planning, E-Learning, Moodle, Blackboard
Research: Quantitative Research, Qualitative Research, Data Analysis, SPSS, NVivo, Research Design
Instructional Technologies: Smart Board, Google Classroom, Clickers, Turnitin, Canvas, Zoom for Education
Collaboration & Assessment: Team Teaching, Mentoring, Student Academic Assessment, Strategic Planning, Program Development
Certifications: Certified Higher Education Professional (CHEP), Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI)
Professional Development: Attended Annual Conference on Learning Theory and Practice 2018 & 2019
Awards & Honors: Best Research Paper, University of Texas Educational Leadership Conference 2016
Volunteering: Member, Literacy Volunteers Program, Austin Public Library
Your Name
Professor Of Education
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2018 - Present
Senior Lecturer
Established a new curriculum development process that increased student engagement by 45% through the use of innovative educational technologies.
Led in the designing and implementation of an adult education program that increased student enrollment by 40% within 18 months.
Implemented strategies in Instructional Design that improved learning outcomes by 35%.
Managed a team of 6 junior lecturers, providing teacher training, and resulted in a 30% increased in lecture efficiency.
Streamlined program evaluation methodology to ensure student development needs are met, increasing student satisfaction by 20%.
University of Chicago August 2014 - December 2017
Developed and implemented an e-learning platform which increased students' accessibility and reduced physical classroom needs by 30%.
Conducted qualitative research which informed the improvement of academic advising, resulting in a 25% increase in student performance.
An instrumental figure in developing an educational leadership program that increased student participation by 55%. March 2011 - July 2014
Assistant Lecturer
Established a student affairs department which improved student communications and increased student satisfaction by 25%.
Implemented a community outreach program that grew partnership with local education stakeholders by 50%.
Resume Worded University December 2010
Doctor of Education (Ed.D)
Specialization in Educational Leadership
Resume Worded Institute December 2008
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Major in Curriculum and Instruction
Part-time, while working at
Teaching Methods: Socratic Method, Problem-based Learning, Experiential Learning, Cooperative Learning, Direct Instruction
E-learning Tools: Blackboard, Zoom, Moodle, Canvas, Google Classroom
Assessment Software: ExamSoft, GradeCam, Respondus, MAP Growth, Engrade
Content Management Systems: WordPress, Drupal, SharePoint, Joomla, Prestashop
Certifications: Certified Instructional Designer (CID – ATD), Certified E-Learning Professional (IBSTPI)
Leadership & Volunteering: President, Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
Awards: Best e-Learning Course – eLearning Global Conference 2020
Projects: Developed innovative online education curriculum at Resume Worded, helping increase student engagement by 25%
Your Name
Senior Education Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2018 - Present
Education Specialist
Developed a new framework for staff development programs, ensuring 98% employee retention rate over 2 years.
Oversaw the implementation of high-quality distance learning infrastructure, leading to a 45% increase in remote class enrollment.
Transformed teaching approach through curriculum development, recording 35% more student success.
Championed an organizational initiative for program development, resulting in 3 new implemented courses and 20% more course enrollment.
Secured $500,000 grant funding for promoting educational technology that enhanced learning efficiency by 25%.
Harvard University October 2015 - February 2018
Education Coordinator
Managed the academic advising of over 2000 students across 4 departments, thus reducing student academic issues by 30%.
Launched the first student development program increasing student engagement by 40%.
Conducted significant qualitative research providing solutions for education improvements within the institution. June 2012 - September 2015
Education Assistant
Pioneered a successful Community Outreach strategy, enrolling over 200 new students within the first year.
Assisted in the development and evaluation of university programs, contributing to 10% more student completion rate.
Resume Worded University June 2012
PhD in Education
Focus on Pedagogy and Instructional Design
Resume Worded Institute December 2010
Master of Education
Specialization in Curriculum Development and Learning Theories
Education Technology: Learning Management Systems (Moodle, Blackboard), Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams for Education, Zoom for virtual classes
Instructional Design: ADDIE, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction, Kirkpatrick’s Model of Evaluation, SCM (Successive Approximation Model)
Curriculum Development: Understanding by Design (UbD), Backward Design, Differentiated Instruction, Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Languages: English (Fluent), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Instructional Designer (CID), Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
Leadership & Volunteering: Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT - Board Member) , Volunteer Educator at John Doe Community Center for Adult Learning
Awards: Excellence in Teaching Award - Resume Worded University (2019), Harvard University Distinguished Staff Award (2016)
Projects: Developed and implemented a successful hybrid learning model at Harvard University, Managed 'Achieving Education Success' Project at
Your Name
Director of Academic Programs
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2018 - Present
Academic Program Manager
Directed a team of 12 in the development and implementation of 5 new academic programs, increasing student engagement by 35%.
Orchestrated a more efficient approach to curriculum development, cutting program development cycle time by 20%.
Spearheaded an initiative for educational leadership that increased staff’s teaching efficiency by 60%.
Managed a $1M grant writing campaign that contributed to a 30% budget increase for educational technology.
Streamlined student affairs management leading to a 25% increase in student involvement.
Stanford University January 2015 - April 2018
Senior Academic Advisor
Implemented a comprehensive student development program which improved graduation rates by 15%.
Led a team of 7 academic advisors, recording a 20% decrease in student academic issues.
Facilitated various distance learning programs, reaching over 500 remote students successfully. November 2011 - December 2014
Academic Advisor
Provided consistent support for program evaluation and development, improving curriculum relevancy by 20%.
Coordinated a successful community outreach, fostering partnerships with 20 local organizations and institutions.
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2018
Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership
Focus on Educational Policy and Leadership Administration
Resume Worded University November 2011
Master of Education in Counseling and Student Personnel Services
Emphasis on Academic Advising and Student Development
Advising Tools: DegreeWorks, Starfish, CampusSource, GradesFirst, EAB Navigate, Student Success Collaborative
Educational Software: Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas, D2L Brightspace, Google Classroom
Assessment Tools: Titanium Schedule, CLARA, AEFIS, Nuventive Improve, Coursetune
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Higher Education Professional (CHEP), National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Leadership & Volunteering: National Academic Advising Association (Board Member), College Advising Corps (Volunteer Advisor)
Projects: Spearheaded a collaborative project between Stanford University and Resume Worded aimed at improving online learning experience
Conferences & Workshops: Presented at National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) annual conference, Attended intensive workshop on Advancing Leadership in Online Learning

How do I add skills to a Professor resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Professor posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Statistics, Science and Microsoft Access are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Research and Teaching.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Qualitative Research, Data Analysis and Higher Education - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Research and Development (R&D), MATLAB and Cell Biology - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Professor, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Professor Skills & Keywords

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Top Professor Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Professor Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Professor job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

  • Working with Physicians
  • Soft Skills
  • Team Leadership

Tip: Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills do hiring managers want to see on a Professor resume?

On top Professor resumes, skills like Teaching, Higher Education, Research, Science, Qualitative Research, Statistics, Data Analysis and Microsoft Access appear most often.

Depending on the exact role you're applying to, skills like Management, MATLAB, Cell Biology, Clinical Research and Research and Development (R&D) can also be effective keywords to include on your resume.

What are the differences in resume skills between a Professor Of Nursing and a Professor Of Psychiatry?

If you are writing a Professor Of Nursing resume, try to emphasize skills like Nursing Education, Nursing, Basic Life Support (BLS), Patient Safety, Healthcare, Higher Education, Clinical Research and Hospitals.

Similarly, if you are writing a Professor Of Psychiatry resume, emphasize skills like Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Medical Education, Psychopharmacology, Clinical Supervision, Psychology and Neuroscience.

What are good resume skills to include for different Professor roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Professor Of Sociology: Sociology, Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Research Design and Grant Writing
  • Professor Of Biology: Biology, Science, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
  • Professor Of Business: Leadership Development, Curriculum Development, Adult Education, Student Affairs and Staff Development
  • Professor Of Law: Legal Writing, Legal Research, Litigation, Civil Litigation and Commercial Litigation
  • Clinical Professor: Clinical Research, Medical Education, Medicine, Healthcare and Hospitals

What soft skills are common in Professor roles?

Examples of Professor soft skills include Working with Adolescents, Working with Physicians, Public Speaking, Leadership and Soft Skills.

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