Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Also called: Instructor, Mathematics Instructor (Math Instructor), Mathematics Professor, Professor

Knowledge:

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

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using math to solve problems
  • 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
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Abilites:

    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    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
  • Independence
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Learning management system LMS
    Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access

Education:

    master's degree
    doctoral degree
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