Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary


Also called : Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Conservation Biology Professor, Extension Professor, Forest Technology Professor, Forestry Professor, Lecturer, Natural Resources Professor, Professor, Resea

What they do


Teach courses in forestry and conservation science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

On the job, one would


  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics, such as forest resource policy, forest pathology, and mapping.

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.

  • Supervise students' laboratory or field work.

  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.

KNOWLEDGE


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

  • 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.

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

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

SKILLS


  • Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something.

  • Learning Strategies
    Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

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

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

  • Active Learning
    Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

ABILITIES


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

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

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

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

  • Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

PERSONALITY

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

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

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

  • Integrity
    Job requires being honest and ethical.

  • 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.

  • Self-Control
    Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

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

  • Persistence
    Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

  • Leadership
    Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

  • Stress Tolerance
    Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

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

TECHNOLOGY

  • Analytical or scientific software

  • Application server software

  • Calendar and scheduling software

  • Computer based training software

  • Customer relationship management CRM software

  • Data base user interface and query software

  • Electronic mail software

  • Enterprise application integration software

  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software

  • Geographic information system

  • Information retrieval or search 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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