The postdoc is not a required experience to get a professor position, but we can say it helpful step.
You can understand this in the following points-
- Taking a postdoc position can be very beneficial if you are looking for a faculty position.
- A postdoc position will help you develop your research and help you to gain the experience needed to be a professor.
- The postdoc also earns you more skill and experience, which will also help you to get the faculty position.
- You can also meet other researchers and get a chance to work with them
- You should also know that many faculty members were postdocs themselves and that they started their research careers during their postdoc period