Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+8.5% (as fast as the average)


What Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary Do

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.

Other Job Titles Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Women's Studies Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Associate Professor ,

University of Illinois at Chicago

As a professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, I attend classes and prepare lectures twice a week. I spend the majority of my time volunteering and working within the communities I hope to influence in order to better tell their studies. I also write and do a lot of research.

Professor, History of Science, African and African American Studies ,

Harvard University

My daily work revolves around my study of race and gender in regards to science and their impacts on each other. Currently, I focus most of my day to day work and teaching around figuring out why we don't have more women and minorities in scientific professions. I teach classes, develop curriculums, grade papers, etc. I also read a lot of research and literature on this subject.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as race and ethnic relations, gender studies, and cross-cultural perspectives.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.

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