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Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary Print

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.

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

      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • 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.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Comprehension

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

    Knowledge
    • 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.

    • Biology

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

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $89,730/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage
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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:
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Independence
    • Initiative
    • Innovation
    • Attention to Detail
    Tools
    • Televisions
    • Special purpose telephones
    • Portable data input terminals
    • Multimedia projectors
    • Microphones
    Technology
    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer based training software