Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+3.7% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree


What Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary Do

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

Other Job Titles Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering Professor, Environmental Sciences Professor, Environmental Studies Professor, Faculty Member, Instructor, Lecturer, Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Field Science Educator ,


I design and teach science curriculum to students aged 10 through 22. I coordinate and organize on-site school arrivals, program experience, and departures for as many as 300 students. Through interviews and observations, I provide recommendations for increasing culturally-relevant teaching methods in the field.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Supervise students' laboratory and field work.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.

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