Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC: 25-1032.00

Description:

Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
46,000 employed

Projected (2024):
52,000 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Aeronautical Engineering Professor
  • Aeronautical Engineering Teacher
  • Aeronautics Teacher
  • Agricultural Engineering Teacher
  • Architectural Engineering Teacher
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Engineering
  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering Teacher
  • Biomedical Engineering Professor
  • Ceramic Engineering Professor
  • Chemical Engineering Professor
  • Chemical Engineering Teacher
  • Civil Engineering Professor
  • Civil Engineering Teacher
  • College or University Faculty Member
  • College Professor
  • Computer Engineering Professor
  • Computer Science Professor
  • Dean
  • Department Chair
  • Design Teacher
  • Drafting Teacher
  • Drawing Instructor
  • Electrical Engineering Professor
  • Electrical Engineering Teacher
  • Electronic Science Teacher
  • Electronics Engineering Professor
  • Electronics Teacher
  • Engineering Faculty Member
  • Engineering Instructor
  • Engineering Professor
  • Environmental Engineering Professor
  • General Engineering Teacher
  • Geological Engineering Teacher
  • Heat Engineering Teacher
  • Highway Engineering Teacher
  • Hydraulics Teacher
  • Industrial Engineering Professor
  • Instructor
  • Machine Design Teacher
  • Manufacturing Engineering Professor
  • Marine Engineering Professor
  • Marine Engineering Teacher
  • Mathematics Professor
  • Mechanical Drawing Teacher
  • Mechanical Engineering Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering Teacher
  • Metallography Teacher
  • Metallurgical Engineering Teacher
  • Metallurgy Teacher
  • Mining Teacher
  • Motion and Time Study Teacher
  • Petroleum Engineering Professor
  • Petroleum Engineering Teacher
  • Physics Professor
  • Plastics Engineering Teacher
  • Professor
  • Professor of Engineering
  • Professor of Environmental Engineering
  • Radar Engineering Teacher
  • Radio Engineering Teacher
  • Refrigeration Engineering Teacher
  • Research Professor
  • Sanitary Engineering Teacher
  • Ship Construction Teacher
  • Ship Design Teacher
  • Surveying Teacher
  • Television Engineering Teacher
  • Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Teacher
  • Vocational Instructor


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    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.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as mechanics, hydraulics, and robotics.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Supervise students' laboratory work.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate class discussions.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Participate in campus and community events.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Computer numerical control CNC lathes
  • Computer numerical control CNC mills
  • Computer projectors
  • Conference telephones
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital calculators
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Handheld microphones
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Microphone podiums
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Opaque projectors
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Poster printers
  • Projector screens
  • Student response systems
  • Tablet computers
  • Television monitors
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Webcams
  • Wireless microphones
  • Autodesk AutoCAD software
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Computer aided manufacturing CAM software
  • Course management system software
  • Dassault Systemes CATIA software
  • Dassault Systemes SolidWorks software
  • Data entry software
  • Desire2Learn
  • DOC Cop
  • Email software
  • Finite element analysis software
  • Google Docs
  • Image scanning software
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • Learning management system LMS software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • PTC Creo Parametric
  • Sakai CLE
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • Web browser software


  • education training and library


    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000