Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary


Also called : Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Biochemistry Professor, Chemistry Faculty Member, Chemistry Instructor, Chemistry Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Organic Chemistry Professor, Professor

What they do


Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include providing 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.

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • Chemistry
      Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

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

    • Mathematics
      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • 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.

    SKILLS


    • Service Orientation
      Actively looking for ways to help people.

    • Time Management
      Managing one's own time and the time of others.

    • Reading Comprehension
      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Speaking
      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Writing
      Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    ABILITIES


    • Oral Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Expression
      The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

    • Deductive Reasoning
      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

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

    • Written Comprehension
      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Analytical Thinking
      Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Adaptability/Flexibility
      Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

    • Independence
      Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

    • Innovation
      Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Persistence
      Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

    • Achievement/Effort
      Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Analytical or scientific software

    • Calendar and scheduling software

    • Computer based training software

    • Electronic mail software

    • Information retrieval or search software

    • Internet browser software

    • Office suite software

    • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software

    • Presentation software

    • Spreadsheet software

    • Word processing software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Extensive Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Graduate Degree or higher.

    • Experience

      Extensive skills, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations.

    • Jobtraining

      Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

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