Geography Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Associate Professor, Geography Instructor, Geography Professor, Professor,



What they do:
Teach courses in geography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
On the job, you would:
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as urbanization, environmental systems, and cultural geography.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • history and archeology
Math and Science
  • geography
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • writing things for co-workers or customers
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
Analytical or scientific software
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Desire2Learn

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
  • doctoral degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$80,520
$43,740
$137,690

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What they do:
Teach courses in geography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

On the job, you would:
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as urbanization, environmental systems, and cultural geography.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.

KNOWLEDGE

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • history and archeology
Math and Science
  • geography
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • writing things for co-workers or customers
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Achievement/Effort

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
Analytical or scientific software
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Desire2Learn

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 5 of 5)
  • doctoral degree
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$80,520
$43,740
$137,690

EXPLORE MORE