Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Also called: Instructor, Political Science Professor, Professor, Professor of Political Science
What they do:Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. 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 classical political thought, international relations, and democracy and citizenship.
- Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
- Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- history and archeology
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
Safety and Government
- law and government
- talking to others
- figuring out how to use new ideas or things
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- teaching people how to do something
- understanding people's reactions
- 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
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Analytical Thinking
You might use software like this on the job:
Computer based training software
- Blackboard Learn
Analytical or scientific software
- Empirisoft MediaLab
Word processing software
- Collaborative editing software
- Google Docs