Philosophy & Religion Teachers, Postsecondary

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Assistant Professor, Philosophy Professor, Professor, Religion Professor

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Education And Training; Education And Training Apprentice; Education And Training Craftsman; Education And Training Helper; Education And Training Superintendent; Religious Affairs; Religious Affairs Apprentice; Religious Affairs Helper; Religious Affairs Journeyman; Religious Affairs Manager
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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.


Arts and Humanities

  • philosophy and religion
  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Math and Science

  • sociology and anthropology

Safety and Government

  • law and government


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



  • 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


  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software

  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Computer based training software

  • Learning management system LMS
  • Moodle

Data base user interface and query software

  • InteLext Past Masters
  • Philosopher's Information Center The Philosopher's Index


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

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