College Engineering Teachers
On the Job
College Engineering Teachers teach courses in topics like chemical, civil, industrial, mechanical, and petroleum engineering. They may also do research.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Guide class discussions.
- Teach physical science or mathematics courses at the college level.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.
- Edit documents.
- Edit written materials.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- High levels of competition.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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