Thursday, 17 November 2016

Niko Shefer - How to be a Professor

Niko Shefer has spent a career in academia as a professor, student, and researcher. His primary area of focus is English Literature, but he has also worked with Norwegian Literature and in other fields of study. He is a professor of English Literature at the University of Oslo in Norway, where he teaches students about the many social and cultural signifiers in many important English works like Pride and Prejudice. Shefer became a tenured professor after years of earning his own degrees and working in the field of literature as a critic and writer.


To become a professor of anything, you’ll need at least a Bachelor’s degree in your field. Most professors have Master’s, or in the case of Niko Shefer, a Doctorate, in the field. Earning these degrees in a liberal arts field, like English Literature or English of any kind takes years of study and the ability to clearly state your position on a variety of complex issues. You’ll have to take part in advancing the discussion of many aspects of your field to get an opportunity to teach at a university.

In addition to being a proven expert in a given field, would-be professors have to please their university’s administration to earn tenure and be able to teach there without fear of losing your position.



Niko Shefer has been a professor at the University of Oslo since 2006 after he earned his Doctorate from the University of Paris in English Literature. He has helped his students unpack the words of the greatest British writers.







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