Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, & Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Also called: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Geology Professor, Professor

Knowledge:

    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • 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
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Independence
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Tecplot software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Computer based training software
  • Desire2Learn
  • Learning management system LMS
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • ACD Systems Canvas
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop

Education:

    master's degree
    doctoral degree
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