CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
 
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.
 
Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as crop production, plant genetics, and soil chemistry.
 
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
 
Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
 
Supervise laboratory sessions and field work and coordinate laboratory operations.
 
Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
 
Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
 
Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
 
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
 
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
 
Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
 
Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
 
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
 
Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
 
Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
 
Act as advisers to student organizations.
 
Participate in campus and community events.
 
Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
 
Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
 
Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
 
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
 
Mathematics 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Chemistry 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.
 
Food Production Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Doctoral Degree
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Agribusiness Professor
Agricultural Economics Professor
Agricultural Education Professor
Agricultural Engineering Technology Instructor
Agricultural Science Professor
Agricultural Soil Conservation Professor
Agriculture Department Chair
Agriculture Instructor
Agriculture Professor
Agriculture Teacher
Agronomy Instructor
Agronomy Professor
Agronomy Teacher
Animal Anatomy Teacher
Animal Husbandry Professor
Animal Husbandry Teacher
Animal Nutrition Teacher
Animal Pathology Teacher
Animal Physiology Teacher
Animal Science Instructor
Animal Science Professor
Aquaculture and Fisheries Professor
College Professor
Dairy Husbandry Teacher
Dairy Science Teacher
Entomology Professor
Extension Specialist
Faculty Member
Farm Crops Teacher
Farm Management Professor
Farm Management Teacher
Farm Manager
Floriculture Professor
Floriculture Teacher
Horticulture Instructor
Horticulture Professor
Horticulture Teacher
Instructor
Irrigation Teacher
Livestock Judging Coach
Meat Cutting Teacher
Olericulture Professor
Olericulture Teacher
Plant Biology Professor
Plant Pathology Teacher
Plant Sciences Professor
Pomology Teacher
Poultry Husbandry Teacher
Professor
Research Scientist
Sericulture Teacher
Silviculture Teacher
Soil Biology Teacher
Soil Conservation Teacher
Soil Science Professor
Soil Science Teacher
Teacher
Viticulture Teacher
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
 
 
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