Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+8.8% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree


What Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Adjunct Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology Professor, Faculty Member, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor, Psychology Instructor, Psychology Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Doctoral Coordinator, Health Psychology ,

Walden University

All of my work is done on the computer and telephone, where I interact with other faculty and students. I spend a lot of time in committee meetings and work on my research through online surveys and analyzing statistics.

Faculty Onboarding and Engagement Coordinator ,

Walden University

My day involves online and phone interactions with graduate level psychology students. I interact with a range of faculty members about a diversity of issues.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as abnormal psychology, cognitive processes, and work motivation.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.

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