Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC: 25-1053.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
6,700 employed

Projected (2024):
7,300 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate 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 Educator
  • 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 Faculty Member
  • 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


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

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

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Atomic absorption AA spectroscopes
  • Carousel slide projectors
  • CHNS/O Analyzer
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Conference telephones
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital calculators
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Field data collectors
  • Flow meters
  • Global positioning system GPS receivers
  • Hand held portable scales
  • Handheld microphones
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Ion chromatography equipment
  • Laboratory triple beam balances
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Marine collection nets
  • Microphone podiums
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Opaque projectors
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Particle size analyzers
  • pH indicators
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Pocket infrared digital thermometers
  • Poster printers
  • Projector screens
  • Scanning electron telescopes
  • Stream test kits
  • Student response systems
  • Tablet computers
  • Television monitors
  • Total nitrogen analyzers
  • Total organic carbon analyzers
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Water quality test kits
  • Webcams
  • Wireless microphones
  • X ray powder diffractometers
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Course management system software
  • Data entry software
  • Desire2Learn
  • DOC Cop
  • Email software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS systems
  • Google Docs
  • Image scanning software
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • Learning management system LMS software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Sakai CLE
  • Web browser software


  • education training and library


    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000