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Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.   (O'Net 25-1062.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Adjunct Instructor of Women's Studies, African Studies Professor, Africana Studies Professor, American Studies Professor, Asian Studies Professor, Asian Studies Program Chair   (view all job titles)
 
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    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Educational services; state, local, and private 99.7%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
     
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
     
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
     
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as race and ethnic relations, gender studies, and cross-cultural perspectives.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
     
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
     
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
     
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Knowledge
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  • 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.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Foreign Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
     
  • History and Archeology - Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
     
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
     
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
     
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Skills
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
     
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Abilities
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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • 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.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Work Activities
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  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
     
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others - Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
  • Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
     
  • Thinking Creatively - Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Interests
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  • Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
     
  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
     
  • Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


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    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
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  • Training: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
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  • Experience: Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Schools
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • African Studies.
     
    • African-American/Black Studies.
     
    • American Indian/Native American Studies.
     
    • American/United States Studies/Civilization.
     
    • Area Studies, Other.
     
    • Asian Studies/Civilization.
     
    • Asian-American Studies.
     
    • Balkans Studies.
     
    • Baltic Studies.
     
    • Canadian Studies.
     
    • Caribbean Studies.
     
    • Chinese Studies.
     
    • Commonwealth Studies.
     
    • Deaf Studies. (NEW)
     
    • Disability Studies. (NEW)
     
    • East Asian Studies.
     
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
     
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies.
     
    • European Studies/Civilization.
     
    • Folklore Studies. (NEW)
     
    • French Studies.
     
    • Gay/Lesbian Studies.
     
    • German Studies.
     
    • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
     
    • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies.
     
    • Irish Studies. (NEW)
     
    • Islamic Studies.
     
    • Italian Studies.
     
    • Japanese Studies.
     
    • Jewish/Judaic Studies.
     
    • Korean Studies.
     
    • Latin American and Caribbean Studies. (NEW)
     
    • Latin American Studies.
     
    • Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
     
    • Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies.
     
    • Polish Studies.
     
    • Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
     
    • Russian Studies.
     
    • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
     
    • Scandinavian Studies.
     
    • Slavic Studies.
     
    • Social Studies Teacher Education.
     
    • South Asian Studies.
     
    • Southeast Asian Studies.
     
    • Spanish and Iberian Studies.
     
    • Tibetan Studies.
     
    • Ukraine Studies.
     
    • Ural-Altaic and Central Asian Studies.
     
    • Western European Studies.
     
    • Women's Studies.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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