CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
 
Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
 
Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as linear algebra, differential equations, and discrete mathematics.
 
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
 
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
 
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
 
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
 
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
 
Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks.
 
Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
 
Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
 
Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
 
Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
 
Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
 
Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
 
Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in books, professional journals, or electronic media.
 
Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
 
Act as advisers to student organizations.
 
Participate in campus and community events.
 
Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
 
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
 
Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mathematics 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.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
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: Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
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.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
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.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
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.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
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).
 
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.
 
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
On-the-Job Training None or short demonstration
 
Required Level of Education Master's Degree
 
Required Level of Education Doctoral Degree
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Actuarial Science Professor
Actuarial Science Teacher
Algebra Teacher
Biometry Teacher
Biostatistics Professor
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Calculus Professor
Calculus Teacher
College Professor
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Computational Sciences Professor
Computer Information Systems Department Chair
Computer Science Professor
Cryptoanalysis Teacher
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Dean
Department of Mathematics Chair
Developmental Mathematics Professor
Geometry Professor
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Instructor
Math Instructor
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Mathematical Sciences Professor
Mathematics Academic Chair
Mathematics Education Professor
Mathematics Faculty Member
Mathematics Instructor
Mathematics Lecturer
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Physics Instructor
Physics Professor
Professor
Sampling Theory Teacher
Science Instructor
Statistical Methods Professor
Statistical Methods Teacher
Statistics Professor
Statistics Teacher
Topology Professor
Topology Teacher
Trigonometry Teacher
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
 
 
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