Looking to transition from HR practitioner to HR professor

(This question came to me anonymously from an HR practitioner who is a connection of mine on Linked In. - Steve)

Over the past couple of years, I have put some serious thought into transitioning to teaching HR instead of practicing it. I have been in HR going on 13 years, and while I love what I do, I think I'm ready for a change in pace.

I've done some Google searches and well, you know how the internet likes to overload you with adds and noise. I don't even know where to start - aside from I guess seeking a teaching degree? 

I'd love to hear from others who are already teaching at the collegiate level in HR as well as those who've made this transition.

Thanks for any insights you have.

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  • I would recommend looking into the institution you would like to work for and inquire about their requirements.  For example, I recently became an adjunct prof for our local community college.  I wanted to work with working adults who are following a similar path to the one I took.  I have a passion to give back and share the knowledge I have gained during my journey with others who are on a similar journey.  When I inquired I found out you needed to have a masters degree to teach, which I had so then I was able to proceed and apply.  I believe you need the requirements so you can plan your path.

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