Teaches courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. 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 and delivers lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as crop production, plant genetics, and soil chemistry.
- Evaluates and grades students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
- Supervises undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
- Prepares course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
- Writes grant proposals to procure external research funding.
- Keeps abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
- Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
- Initiates, facilitates, and moderates classroom discussions.
- Advises students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.