Environmental Science Professors


Salary Median (2017)


Projected Job Growth (2016-2026)

+9.6% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral Degree


What Environmental Science Professors Do

Teach courses in environmental science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Environmental Science Professors May Have

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Environmental Sciences Professor, Environmental Studies Professor, Faculty Member, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor, Professor of Environmental Science

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Field Science Educator ,


I design and teach science curriculum to students aged 10 through 22. I coordinate and organize on-site school arrivals, program experience, and departures for as many as 300 students. Through interviews and observations, I provide recommendations for increasing culturally-relevant teaching methods in the field.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.

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