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Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary - 25-1032.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Professor
  • Instructor
  • Associate Professor
  • Electrical Engineering Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Chemical Engineering Professor
  • Engineering Instructor
  • Mechanical Engineering Professor
  • Engineering Professor
  • Adjunct Professor

SOC Occupation Groups

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Tasks

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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.
  • Advise students on academic or career matters.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
  • Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.
  • Develop instructional materials.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
  • Direct department activities.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Guide class discussions.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
  • Perform student enrollment or registration activities.
  • Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
  • Prepare tests.
  • Promote educational institutions or programs.
  • Research topics in area of expertise.
  • Select educational materials or equipment.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
  • Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
  • Supervise laboratory work.
  • Supervise student research or internship work.
  • Teach physical science or mathematics courses at the college level.
  • Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
  • Write grant proposals.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • CWO - Civil Engineer Corps (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Instructor, Engineering (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • LDO - Civil Engineer Corps (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • SC - Civil Engineer Corps (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • USMA, Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • USMA, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Faculty Member, College or University