Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers

Education & Training > Teaching/Training

Projected Growth: Average

Projected Job Openings

Extensive Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Teach courses in forestry and conservation science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Common job titles of Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science 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.

  • 67.62% said they needed a Doctoral Degree.

  • 31.56% 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 books, professional journals, or electronic media.

    Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.

    Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.

    Supervise students' laboratory or field work.

    Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.

    Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.

    Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

    Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.

    Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.

    Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as forest resource policy, forest pathology, and mapping.

    Review papers for colleagues and scientific journals.

    Participate in campus and community events.

    Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.

    Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.

    Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.

    Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.

    Provide information to the public by leading workshops and training programs and by developing educational materials.

    Act as advisers to student organizations.

    Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.

    Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.

    Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.

    Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.

    Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.

    Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.


Woodland sticks

Wireless microphones


Videoconferencing equipment

Universal serial bus USB flash drives

Two-hand saws

Tree scale sticks

All Tools

Tree injectors

Tree height angle gauges

Tree diameter tapes

Tractor-mounted winches

Tractor-mounted processors

Timber carriers

Television monitors

Telescoping power pruners

Tablet computers

Student response systems

Snatch blocks

Skid cones

Safety goggles

Safety gloves

Reel tapes

Pulaski tools

Protective safety glasses

Protective ear plugs

Protective ear muffs

Protection tubes

Projector screens

Power augers

Poster printers

Pole saws

Plot squares

Plot radius ropes

Planting bars

Plant removers

Photocopying equipment


Paint guns

Overhead data projectors

Opaque projectors

Multimedia projection equipment

Multi-line telephone systems

MP3 digital voice recorders

Mini skidders

Microphone podiums

McLeod tools


Loggers’ tapes

Log jacks

Liquid crystal display LCD televisions

Liquid crystal display LCD projectors

Laser facsimile machines

Laptop computers


Interactive whiteboards

Interactive whiteboard controllers

Hypo hatchets



Handheld sprayers

Handheld microphones

Handheld increment borers

Hand tongs

Hand saws

Hand pruners

Hand levels

Garden shovels

Forestry dibbles

Forestry axes

Foliage machetes

Fire extinguishers

Felling wedges

Felling levers

Fall protection chokers

Emergency first aid kits

Drip torches

Directional compasses

Digital video disk DVD players

Digital video cameras

Digital inclinometers

Digital calculators

Diameter calipers

Desktop computers

Conference telephones

Computer laser printers

Computer data input scanners

Compact disk CD players

Compact digital cameras


Carousel slide projectors

Cant hooks

Cable tongs

Brush axes

Broadcast seeders

Backpack spraying equipment

Backpack fire pumps

100-foot measuring tapes


ESRI ArcGIS software

Geographic information system GIS software

Google Docs

Blackboard Learn

Calendar and scheduling software

Collaborative editing software


All Technologies


Image scanning software

iParadigms Turnitin

Learning management system LMS

Leica Geosystems ERDAS IMAGINE software

Sakai CLE


Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral 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

Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression

Speak clearly so others can understand you.

Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Clarity

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

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Occupation Sections


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.

English Language

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.

Computers and Electronics

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Communications and Media

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.


Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.


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.

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.

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