CAREER

Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$72,220

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+1.3% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

Master's degree

Career

What Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Child Development Instructor, Dietetics Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences Professor (FCS Professor), Food and Nutrition Professor, Human Development Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, projects, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as food science, nutrition, and child care.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.

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