Why Would You Choose a Career as a University Teacher? Is It An Emerging Profession for Scopes, Opportunities and Facilities for Career Advancement? A Case Study on Private Universities in Bangladesh.

Md. Zainal Abedin, Mohammod Naymur Rahman, Md. Mohiuddin


Teaching profession in a private university is the most prestigious profession, where knowledge production and knowledge distribution is primary focus and through which national human resource development is possible. The scope and opportunities provided by the authority of Universities shape career advancement of faculty members in Bangladesh. Now the total number of private Universities in Bangladesh is 96 and approximately 11500 faculty members are in engaged in this profession. The higher education industry is expanding rapidly and its many businesses are eager for new talent, including experienced professionals and enthusiastic individuals just entering the workforce. The study is aimed at gaining an understanding of what the faculties of different privet universities think about their career development and what facilities, scopes and opportunities different university provides and what obstacles they face in the advancement of their career. The study also has the objective to find out whether these facilities are good enough or not to improve their career paths. Actually the study investigates, measures, and evaluates the scopes and opportunities of any Private University from the reflection light of faculty’s perceptions that might be congenial towards the advancement of their career. To do this Five-Point Likert Scale has been used to survey faculties to reveal the actual scopes, facilities and opportunities that are existed in this profession to attract new employees in the University teaching profession.

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