CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Teach courses in forestry and conservation science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in books, professional journals, or electronic media.
 
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 forest resource policy, forest pathology, and mapping.
 
Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
 
Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
 
Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
 
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
 
Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
 
Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
 
Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
 
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
 
Supervise students' laboratory or field work.
 
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
 
Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
 
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Act as advisers to student organizations.
 
Participate in campus and community events.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
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.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Geography Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
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.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
 
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.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
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).
 
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.
 
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).
 
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.
 
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).
 
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).
 
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.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Doctoral Degree
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
College Professor
College or University Faculty Member
Conservation Biology Professor
Dean
Department Chair
Ecology Professor
Environmental Conservation Professor
Extension Professor
Forest Biometrics Professor
Forest Ecology Professor
Forest Economics Professor
Forest Landscape Ecology Professor
Forest Law and Policy Professor
Forest Management Professor
Forest Management Teacher
Forest Pathology Professor
Forest Pathology Teacher
Forest Products Teacher
Forest Resources Professor
Forest Science Professor
Forest Technology Professor
Forestry Extension Specialist
Forestry Instructor
Forestry Professor
Hydrology Professor
Natural Resources Professor
Professor
Research Professor
Silviculture Professor
Soil Science Professor
Timber Management Professor
Wildlife Conservation Professor
Wildlife Ecology Professor
Wildlife Management Professor
Wildlife Science Professor
Wood Science Professor
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Education
Job Family: Instructor, Post Secondary
Benchmark Title: Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
 
 
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