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Philosophy & Religion Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Assistant Professor, Philosophy Professor, Professor, Religion Professor

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What they do:
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students and the community on topics such as ethics, logic, and contemporary religious thought.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.


Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • philisophy and religion
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • multimedia


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • 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
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it


  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • 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:
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Persistence


You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Learning management system LMS software
Word processing software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Google Docs
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • InteLext Past Masters


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

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