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Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences Professor

What they do:
Teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
On the job, you would:
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

Knowledge

Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • geography
  • biology
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Desire2Learn
Word processing software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Google Docs
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
doctoral degree or
post-doctoral training
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$77,320
per year, on average
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