Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+9.3% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree


What Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Anatomy Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences Professor, Biology Instructor, Biology Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Physiology Instructor, Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Special Projects Coordinator & Lecturer ,

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Interacting with students and colleagues.

Neuroscientist & Opera Singer

My career is a portfolio in which I do a bunch of different projects rather than one long career path. As creative director of Pasadena Opera, I spend my time directing operas and occasionally singing. As a professor, my schedule follows the academic year. I teach different courses throughout each semester. I also spend time researching and writing papers or books. To avoid spreading myself too thin, I'll devote all of my time to one project until it's done before moving onto the next.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as molecular biology, marine biology, and botany.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Prepare materials for laboratory activities and course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.

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