Teaches 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.
This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching and Training pathway.
A person in this career:
- Initiates, facilitates, and moderates classroom discussions.
- Evaluates and grades students' class work, assignments, and papers.
- Prepares course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
- Prepares and delivers lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as race and ethnic relations, gender studies, and cross-cultural perspectives.
- Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.
- Keeps abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
- Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
- Conducts research in a particular field of knowledge and publishes findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
- Maintains regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
- Supervises undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.