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AREA, ETHNIC, AND CULTURAL STUDIES TEACHERS, POSTSECONDARY
An Occupation in
 
Occupation Description:
 
  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.
 
Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Participate in campus and community events, such as giving public lectures about research.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as race and ethnic relations, gender studies, and cross-cultural perspectives.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • 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..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making..
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
 
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..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • 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..
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins..
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming..
  • History and Archeology - Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures..
  • 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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Education & Training:
 
  Doctor's degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $79,847.00 N/A N/A N/A - N/A
Hartford $85,011.00 N/A N/A N/A - N/A
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2014 2024
State of Connecticut 530 610 1.4% 17
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow much faster than average, and the number of annual openings will offer good or favorable job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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