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Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary Go Back to List
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
 Tools & Technology
 Tools used in this occupation:
 
  • Special purpose telephones
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  • High capacity removable media drives
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  • Notebook computers
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  • Desktop computers
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  • Tablet computers
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  • Computer based training software
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  • Word processing software
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  • Information retrieval or search software
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  • Electronic mail software
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  • Internet browser software
  •  Tasks
     
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
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  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
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  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
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  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
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  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as race and ethnic relations, gender studies, and cross-cultural perspectives.
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  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
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  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
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  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
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  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
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  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  •  Skills
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
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  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
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  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  •  Knowledge
     
  • 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.
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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  • Foreign Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
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  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
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  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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  • History and Archeology - Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
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  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
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  • Geography - Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
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      Education:   Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
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     Wage Information
     
    Region Average Entry Level  Mid-Range 
    Annual  Hourly 
    Statewide $81,420.00 N/A  N/A  N/A - N/A 
     Occupation Outlook ( 2016 - 2026 )
    Average Annual Job Openings:   53
      Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, but the number of annual openings will offer somewhat limited job opportunities.
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