Projected Growth: Average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
Your job is to Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Common job titles of Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers include:
Experience and Education
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
35.27% said they needed a Master's Degree.
31.37% said they needed a Post-Doctoral Training.
Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
Establish, teach, and monitor students' compliance with safety rules for handling chemicals, equipment, and other hazardous materials.
Perform administrative duties, such as serving as a department head.
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory performance, assignments, and papers.
Supervise students' laboratory work.
Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and chemical separation.
Clean laboratory facilities.
Serve on committees or in professional societies.
Participate in campus and community events.
Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
Write letters of recommendation for students.
Select, order, and maintain materials and supplies for teaching and research, such as textbooks, chemicals, and laboratory equipment.
Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
Prepare and submit required reports related to instruction.
Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
Act as advisers to student organizations.
X ray fluorescence XRF analyzers
X ray diffractometers
Ultrasonic cleanersAll Tools
Total sulfur analyzers
Student response systems
Solvent purification systems
Solvent extraction systems
Polymerase chain reaction PCR thermocyclers
Polarized light microscopes
Overhead data projectors
Nuclear magnetic resonance NMR spectrometers
Multimedia projection equipment
Multi-line telephone systems
MP3 digital voice recorders
Microarray spotting systems
Magnetic particle processors
Luminometer plate readers
Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
Laser facsimile machines
Laboratory glove boxes
Laboratory benchtop centrifuges
Interactive whiteboard controllers
High pressure liquid chromatograph HPLC equipment
Gel drying systems
Gas chromatograph mass spectrometers GC-MS
Fourier transform infrared FTIR spectrometers
Flame ionization detectors
Electron capture detectors ECD
Digital video disk DVD players
Digital video cameras
Digital storage oscilloscopes
Differential scanning calorimeters
Deoxyribonucleic acid DNA synthesizers
Computer laser printers
Computer data input scanners
Compact disk CD players
Compact digital cameras
Carousel slide projectors
Capillary electrophoresis systems
Benchtop orbital shakers
Benchtop muffle furnaces
Atomic emission spectroscopes
Atomic absorption AA spectrophotometers
Calendar and scheduling software
Collaborative editing software
DOC CopAll Technologies
Image scanning software
Learning management system LMS
PerkinElmer ChemOffice Chem3D
PerkinElmer ChemOffice ChemDraw
PerkinElmer ChemOffice Suite
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Recognition
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Clarity
Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Computers and Electronics
Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Public Safety and Security
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.