CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Teach courses in computer science. May specialize in a field of computer science, such as the design and function of computers or operations and research analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
 
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
 
Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as programming, data structures, and software design.
 
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.
 
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
 
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
 
Supervise students' laboratory work.
 
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
 
Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
 
Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
 
Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
 
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.
 
Act as advisers to student organizations.
 
Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
 
Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
 
Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
 
Direct research of other teachers or of graduate students working for advanced academic degrees.
 
Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
 
Participate in campus and community events.
 
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
 
Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
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.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Telecommunications Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
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.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Computer Science 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.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
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.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Computer Science 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.
 
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.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
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).
 
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.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
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.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas 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).
 
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: Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
On-the-Job Training None or short demonstration
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
Required Level of Education Master's Degree
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Academic Computing Director
Applied Computer Science Professor
C++ Professor
Clinical Professor
College Professor
College or University Faculty Member
Computer Applications Instructor
Computer Education Professor
Computer Information Science Professor
Computer Information Systems Instructor (CIS Instructor)
Computer Information Systems Professor (CIS Professor)
Computer Instructor
Computer Networking Instructor
Computer Programming Professor
Computer Science Instructor
Computer Science Professor
Computer Science Teacher
Computer Support Specialist Instructor
Computer Technology Instructor
Computer and Information Science Department Chair
Distance Education Director
Faculty Member
IT Professor
Information Systems Professor
Information Systems Technology Professor
Information Technology Instructor (IT Instructor)
Information Technology Professor (IT Professor)
Instructor
Java Programming Professor
Lecturer
Management Information Systems Professor (MIS Professor)
Math Instructor
Mathematics Professor
Network Technology Instructor
Office Technology Professor
Professor
Technology Coordinator
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary
 
 
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