Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

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USMA, Professor of Chemistry
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Instructor, Academic (Physical Science)
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What they do:
Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include providing instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. 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 organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and chemical separation.
  • Establish, teach, and monitor students' compliance with safety rules for handling chemicals, equipment, and other hazardous materials.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory performance, assignments, and papers.

Knowledge

Math and Science

  • chemistry
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Engineering and Technology

  • product and service development

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
  • communicate by writing

Ideas and Logic

  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Memory

  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Independence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software

  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Analytical or scientific software

  • OriginLab Origin
  • PerkinElmer ChemOffice Suite

Computer based training software

  • Learning management system LMS In Demand
  • Moodle

Education

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

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