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Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary - 25-1124.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English. Includes teachers of American Sign Language (ASL). Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Professor
  • Spanish Professor
  • French Professor
  • Spanish Instructor
  • English Professor
  • German Professor
  • Instructor
  • Instructor of Spanish
  • Modern Languages Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Spanish

SOC Occupation Groups

25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations
25-1000 Postsecondary Teachers
25-1120 Arts, Communications, and Humanities Teachers, Postsecondary
25-1124.00 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Related Occupations

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 scholarly journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Develop and maintain web pages for teaching-related purposes.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations and activities.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Organize and direct study abroad programs.
  • 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, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as how to speak and write a foreign language and the cultural aspects of areas where a particular language is used.
  • 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.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate student extracurricular activities.
  • Create technology-based learning 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 student research or internship work.
  • Teach humanities courses at the college level.
  • Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
  • Write grant proposals.

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Faculty Member, College or University