Teaches courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. 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:
- Evaluates and grades students' class work, laboratory performance, assignments, and papers.
- Supervises students' laboratory work.
- Prepares course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
- Prepares and delivers lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and chemical separation.
- Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.
- Establishes, teaches, and monitors students' compliance with safety rules for handling chemicals, equipment, and other hazardous materials.
- Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
- Supervises undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
- Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
- Initiates, facilitates, and moderates classroom discussions.