College Political Science Teachers
On the Job
College Political Science Teachers teach courses pertaining to political science, such as constitutional law, voting behavior, and comparative political systems. They may do research.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- 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.
- Guide class discussions.
- Teach social science courses at the college level.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Compile specialized bibliographies or lists of materials.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- High levels of competition.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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