College Philosophy and Religion Teachers
On the Job
College Philosophy and Religion Teachers teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. They may also do research.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Guide class discussions.
- Teach humanities courses at the college level.
- Develop instructional objectives.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
- 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.
- Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
- Evaluate effectiveness of educational programs.
- Evaluate student work.
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.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
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