CAREER

Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$85,760

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4.9% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree

Career

What Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Faculty Member, Government Professor, Instructor, Political Science Instructor, Political Science Professor, Professor, Public Administration Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Retired Professor ,

Would go to class and teach and whenever there was time would write.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as classical political thought, international relations, and democracy and citizenship.
  • 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, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.

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