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English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. 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

    • Teach writing or communication classes.
    • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
    • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
    • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
    • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
    • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
    • Assist students who need extra help with their coursework outside of class.
    • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as poetry, novel structure, and translation and adaptation.
    • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
    • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
    • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
    • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
    • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
    • Teach classes using online technology.
    • Schedule courses.
    • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
    • Write letters of recommendation for students.
    • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
    • Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks.
    • 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.
    • Recruit, train, and supervise department personnel, such as faculty and student writing instructors.
    • Participate in campus and community events.
    • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
    • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
    • Participate in cultural and literary activities, such as traveling abroad and attending performing arts events.
    • Provide assistance to students in college writing centers.
    • Conduct staff performance evaluations.
    • Write original literary pieces.
    • Act as advisers to student organizations.
    • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
    • Review manuscripts for publication in professional journals.
    • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.

    Skills

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Writing

      Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Written Comprehension

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

    • Oral Expression

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

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    Knowledge

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • Communications and Media

      Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 64020/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 2,660
    • Yearly Projected Openings 220

    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:
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Self Control
    • Concern for Others

    Tools

    • Televisions
    • Portable data input terminals
    • Multimedia projectors
    • Microphones
    • Digital camcorders or video cameras

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Internet browser software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer based training software

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