Physics Teachers, Postsecondary


Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Also called: Instructor, Physics Instructor, Physics Professor, Professor

Knowledge:

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

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

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

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

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Gravitation software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
    Development environment software
  • C
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
    Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Desire2Learn

Education:

    doctoral degree
    master's degree
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