The standard and compulsory duties of a lecturer:
Prepare all reports and paperwork for government accreditation processes, ISO processes; type them out in the given templates; submit hard and soft copies; stick to the DEADlines
After cracking your brains over exam questions setting, TYPE all the questions + marking scheme out neatly in the given template and submit soft copies to the Exam Center (their job is to store and print only)
3. Telephone Operator / Receptionist
Eh, 10-12 lecturers to ONE extension number - somehow the person who is sitting nearest to the phone, or who happens to be the only one around the vicinity of the phone will have to do ALL the answering!
4. General Enquiries
"Where is this room located?" "Where is that office?" "What time does the photocopy shop opens?" "My bag is locked in the classroom. What do I do?" etc etc.
Revise course syllabus! Revise lab syllabus! Revise texts and references! Revise course syllabus! Revise lab syllabus! Revise texts and references! Revise course syllabus! Revise lab syllabus! Revise texts and references! (this is an infinite loop)
Monitor and counsel students who are weak, and who have failed a particular course for more than 1 time (this is very reasonable of course, provided they attend classes often enough to accept your monitoring and counselling, which they usually DON'T)
Watch over and baby-sit the final-year students as they work on / plagiarise their project. You can give guidance and suggestions, but they are not obliged to listen to you.
Prepare notes, examples, exercises to lecture, tutor, guide, spoonfeed the fee-paying customers.
9. Speed Reader/Evaluator
If you have 20 exam scripts, mark them within 72 hours. If you have 100 exam scripts, mark them within 72 hours. If you have 500 exam scripts mark them within 72 hours. Feel free to adjust marking speed accordingly. [P/S: 72 hours (24 per day x 3 days) includes all public holidays and weekends]
Everything else not mentioned above, that your Dean deems appropriate for you.
Extra duties a lecturer can choose to undertake, which normally can lead him/her to a fast route to promotion.
1. Getting a DBA
"Doctorate" degree that can be obtained by full distance-learning (see your thesis supervisor? not necessary!), hassle-free and brain-matter-free.
2. Polishing shoes
Extremely effective if you're a male staff (being handsome or not is an irrelevant factor) and you have a lady boss
3. Publishing "research" papers
By definition, "research" means go into the library, borrow a few books on the subject of interest, read some chapters on a similar topic, then do a summary.
Also known as back-stabbing, back-poking and two-headed snaking.
Now, anyone interested in the position?