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Philosophy & Religion Teachers, Postsecondary

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

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:
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students and the community on topics such as ethics, logic, and contemporary religious thought.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • philisophy and religion
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • sociology and anthropology
Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
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

Abilities

Verbal
  • 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
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality

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

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

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

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$71,890
$38,860
$135,170
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