Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

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Computer Information Systems Instructor (CIS Instructor), Computer Science Professor, Instructor, Professor

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What they do:
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. 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.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations or assign this work to others.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as programming, data structures, and software design.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Business

  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills

  • reading work related information
  • talking to others

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

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

Math

  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Persistence
  • Independence
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Development environment software

  • C Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Visual Basic Hot Technology

Computer based training software

  • Learning management system LMS In Demand
  • Moodle

Object or component oriented development software

  • C# Hot Technology
  • Oracle Java Hot Technology In Demand

Education

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

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Job Outlook

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