English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+6.3% (as fast as the average)


What English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

English Instructor, English Professor, Instructor, Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

English Teacher ,

Wake up, have breakfast, do yoga, prep classes, have lunch, teach classes, have dinner, go out for drinks with friends, go to bed.

English Composition Teacher ,

Berkeley City College

There are no typical work days and that's what I love about my work. I typically teach between two and three classes a week with office hours each day I teach and about two hours of writing at the end of each day. But my schedule bounces around depending on the needs of students outside of class and other non-teaching duties.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Teach writing or communication classes.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.

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