Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+8.6% (as fast as the average)


What Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Assistant Professor, Philosophy Professor, Professor, Religion Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Dean's Endowed Professor of Biblical Studies

Some days I work from home, and some days I go to the university. When I work from home I start early and spend most of the morning reading and writing. In the afternoons I run errands, including exercise. By 2:00 after eating my last meal of the day, I tend to various office chores. When on campus I teach my courses, attend meetings, and usually visit the library on my way out.

Philosophy Professor ,

Morgan State University

Due to the pandemic, a typical day at work looks a lot different than it normally does. Instead of teaching in a classroom, my classes are asynchronous. I assign work to my students to do at their own pace and don't meet with them virtually. Although starting next semester I am going to have a virtual class. A typical day involves me grading papers, creating assignments, lesson planning, and having one on ones with students who have questions or need help.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students and the community on topics such as ethics, logic, and contemporary religious thought.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

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