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Anthropology & Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Anthropology Professor, Assistant Professor, Professor, Professor of Anthropology

What they do:
Teach courses in anthropology or archeology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as research methods, urban anthropology, and language and culture.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • history and archeology
Math and Science
  • sociology and anthropology
  • geography
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • reading work related information
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative


You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Desire2Learn
Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • ESRI ArcMap
Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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