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Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. 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

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

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    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.

    • Oral Comprehension

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

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    Knowledge

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • 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.

    • English Language

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

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    Pay

    • US Annual Salary 90340/yr
    • US Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

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    Personality

    Social: 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
    • Leadership
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Achievement/Effort

    Tools

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

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer based training software

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