Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary


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

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

Abilites:

    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:

Description: 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:

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

Education:

    master's degree
    post-doctoral training
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