Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1.3% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree


What Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Adjunct Mathematics Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Instructor, Math Teacher, Mathematical Sciences Professor, Mathematics Instructor (Math Instructor), Mathematics Lecturer, Mathematics Professor, Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Professor of Mathematical Sciences/Director ,

George Mason University/

Two or three days a week, I'm teaching: on a typical teaching day, you might see me preparing for class, finishing some grading, updating a website, entering some information from an Excel chart, finalizing a lecture, then spending a few hours actually teaching a class. Other than that, I'll hold office hours, go to plenty of meetings, network with journalists and help them solve data/statistics-based problems, attend a lot of conferences, research new concepts, and write journalistic articles!

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as linear algebra, differential equations, and discrete mathematics.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

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