Teaches courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching/Training pathway.
A person in this career:
- Conducts research in a particular field of knowledge and publishes findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
- Prepares course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
- Evaluates and grades students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
- Writes grant proposals to procure external research funding.
- Supervises undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
- Keeps abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
- Prepares and delivers lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as mechanics, hydraulics, and robotics.
- Initiates, facilitates, and moderates class discussions.
- Supervises students' laboratory work.
- Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.