Professional satisfaction commonly termed as job satisfaction or employee satisfaction has been one of the key contents of human resource management, organizational behavior, and industrial psychology. Satisfied employees can be more productive and can have significant contribution to organizational success. High levels of job satisfaction could also be a sign of emotional wellness or mental fitness. Teaching is a noble profession. Instructors perform a noble duty in the country. Rajshahi University is the second largest public university in Bangladesh. More than eleven hundred Instructors are working here. The study was undertaken with an intention of assessing the degree of professional satisfaction of instructors of different disciplines and positions. Primary and secondary data have been used to achieve the objectives of the study. The questionnaires prepared for this purpose are applied to 205 Instructors who are currently working in Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. It was also intended to identify factors having strong influence on professional satisfaction of the respondents. 70.70% of the Instructors expressed satisfaction about their professional issues. Only 5.9% Instructors reported high satisfaction and 23.4% moderate satisfaction about their jobs. Study leave, scope to express ideas and views and pension facilities were identified as the most attractive professional factors by the respondents. No significant differences were observed between the degree of satisfaction and demographic profile of the respondents.
Key words: Public university instructors, professional satisfaction, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.
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