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Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Assistant Professor, Chemistry Instructor, Chemistry Professor, Professor

Where in the Army? In the Army: USMA, Professor of Chemistry

What they do:
Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include 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 helping people, teaching, and talking.
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:

Analytical or scientific software
  • OriginLab Origin
  • PerkinElmer ChemOffice ChemDraw
Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Desire2Learn
Word processing software
  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$79,550
$44,970
$158,830
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