Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC: 25-1126.00

Description:

Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. 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):
30,700 employed

Projected (2024):
34,200 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 Philosophy Faculty
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy
  • Assistant Professor of Religion
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
  • Associate Professor of Church Music
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy
  • Associate Professor of Religious Studies
  • Associate Professor of Theology
  • Biblical Studies Professor
  • Chaplain
  • Christian Ministries Professor
  • Church History Professor
  • Church History Teacher
  • College or University Faculty Member
  • College Professor
  • Department Chair
  • Divinity Professor
  • Divinity Teacher
  • Eastern Philosophy Professor
  • Faculty Member
  • Humanities Professor
  • Instructor
  • Jewish Thought Professor
  • Metaphysics Teacher
  • Old Testament Professor
  • Pastoral Ministries Professor
  • Philosopher
  • Philosophy and Religion Instructor
  • Philosophy Faculty Member
  • Philosophy Instructor
  • Philosophy Lecturer
  • Philosophy Professor
  • Practical Ministries Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor of Apologetics
  • Professor of Historical Theology
  • Professor of Philosophy
  • Professor of Religion
  • Professor of Theology
  • Religion and Philosophy Department Chair
  • Religion Department Chair
  • Religion Instructor
  • Religion Professor
  • Religious Educator
  • Religious Studies Professor
  • Systematic Theology Professor
  • Theology Professor
  • Theology Teacher
  • Western Philosophy Professor


  • 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
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • 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
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • 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:

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

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • 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
  • Logos Bible Software Lexham Bible Dictionary
  • 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
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Course management system software
  • Data entry software
  • Desire2Learn
  • DOC Cop
  • Email software
  • Gateway to Logic
  • Google Docs
  • Image scanning software
  • InteLext Past Masters
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • Learning management system LMS software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Moodle
  • Philosopher's Information Center The Philosopher's Index
  • Sakai CLE
  • University of California Thesaurus Linguae Graecae TLG
  • Web browser software


  • education training and library


    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000