Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+7.6% (as fast as the average)


What Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary Do

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

Other Job Titles Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Assistant Professor, Professor, Sociology Instructor, Sociology Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Graduate Student ,

George Mason University and the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program

I work on my dissertation and community organizing. I spend time working on applications for grants and funding opportunities for the community or academic work I do. I take time to email or communicate with others on shared projects or community efforts. I grade papers or work on syllabi for future courses, and I spend a significant amount of time reading materials for my dissertation and community organizing work.

Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology ,

Temple University

There is no "typical" day in my life. Every single day is different and I travel constantly. Here's an example of 3 recent day: Monday: Write research memos, conduct an experiment for a new study, do recruitment for a new survey Tuesday: Teach, travel to NYC to speak at a conference while taking calls with policymakers, speak, write on the return home Wednesday: Attend community event, attend department & faculty mttgs, deliver keynote lecture, research meeting, support a student, work dinner

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as race and ethnic relations, measurement and data collection, and workplace social relations.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

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