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Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary

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Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary Description

Teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary Related Job Titles

Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences Professor, College or University Faculty Member, College Professor, Conservation Science Teacher, Department Chair, Earth Sciences Professor, Environmental Educator, Environmental Engineering Professor, Environmental Issues Instructor, Environmental Science Professor, Environmental Science Program Director, Environmental Science Research Center Director, Environmental Science, Management and Policy Professor, Environmental Sciences Professor, Environmental Studies Department Chair, Environmental Studies Professor, Environmental Studies Program Director, Environmental Technology Professor, Faculty Member, Geology Instructor, Geosciences Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Natural Resources Professor, Professor, Professor of Biology, Professor of Environmental Science, Professor of Environmental Studies, Professor of Geology, Research Professor,


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Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Supervise students' laboratory and field work.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as hazardous waste management, industrial safety, and environmental toxicology.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Review papers or serve on editorial boards for scientific journals, and review grant proposals for various agencies.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.

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