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Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

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

    Skills

    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Learning Strategies

      Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Pay

    • US Annual Salary 103600/yr
    • US Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,490
    • Yearly Projected Openings 130

    Typical Education

    Personality

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

    Tools

    • Televisions
    • Portable data input terminals
    • Multimedia projectors
    • Microphones
    • Compact disk players or recorders

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Object or component oriented development software
    • Computer based training software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Analytical or scientific software

    Tags

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