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Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary - 25-1052.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Chemistry Professor
  • Professor
  • Chemistry Instructor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Instructor
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Professor of Chemistry
  • Chemistry Faculty Member
  • Adjunct Instructor

SOC Occupation Groups

25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations
25-1000 Postsecondary Teachers
25-1050 Physical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
25-1052.00 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary

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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.
  • Establish, teach, and monitor students' compliance with safety rules for handling chemicals, equipment, and other hazardous materials.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory performance, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom 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 a 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 organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and chemical separation.
  • Prepare and submit required reports related to instruction.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Select, order, and maintain materials and supplies for teaching and research, such as textbooks, chemicals, and laboratory equipment.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Serve on committees or in professional societies.
  • 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.
  • Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Guide class discussions.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Monitor student performance.
  • Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
  • Perform student enrollment or registration activities.
  • Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
  • Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance.
  • 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 others to use technology or equipment.
  • 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

  • USMA, Professor of Chemistry (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Faculty Member, College or University