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25-1061.00 - Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary


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


Key Facts
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Bright Outlook
Career Details
Green Job
Career Details
Current Employment
7,500
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Forecasted Employment
8,200
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Change in Employment
700.0
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Change in Employment %
+9.3%
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Tasks
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Tasks
The tasks listed below can be performed to prepare you for a career in this field.
Core
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as research methods, urban anthropology, and language and culture.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Supervise students' laboratory or field work.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula, career issues, and laboratory and field research.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and present findings in professional journals, books, electronic media, or at professional conferences.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding and review others' grant proposals.
  • Review manuscripts for publication in books and professional journals.
  • Write letters of recommendation for students.
Supplemental
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Conduct ethnographic field research.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Knowledge
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Knowledge

The items listed below are organized into sections that contain knowledge useful for pursuing a career in this field. Each section also contains a "Percentage of Importance" statistic that shows how relevant an item is to the occupation.
 Sociology and Anthropology
  • 99%
    Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
 English Language
  • 99%
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 History and Archeology
  • 97%
    Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
 Education and Training
  • 89%
    Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 Geography
  • 84%
    Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
 Foreign Language
  • 69%
    Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
 Philosophy and Theology
  • 68%
    Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
 Communications and Media
  • 68%
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 Psychology
  • 67%
    Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 Clerical
  • 66%
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 Mathematics
  • 64%
    Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 Computers and Electronics
  • 64%
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 Customer and Personal Service
  • 60%
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 Biology
  • 59%
    Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
 Administration and Management
  • 54%
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 Therapy and Counseling
  • 52%
    Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
 Medicine and Dentistry
  • 52%
    Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
 Personnel and Human Resources
  • 51%
    Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 Law and Government
  • 51%
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Tools
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Tools
The tools listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Emulsion breakers
  • Flotation tanks
 Power tools
  • Thin section saws
 Laboratory ovens and accessories
  • Laboratory drying ovens
 Viewing and observing instruments and accessories
  • Reflected light microscopes
  • Stereo microscopes
  • Laboratory binocular microscopes
  • Scanning electron microscopes
  • Petrographic microscopes
  • Polarizing light microscope
  • White light confocal imaging profilers
 Land surveying instruments
  • Reflectorless total stations
  • Survey levels
 Spectroscopic equipment
  • Energy dispersive x ray fluorescence EDXRF spectrometers
 Laboratory implements
  • Laboratory scalpels
 Medical magnetic resonance imaging MRI products
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI scanners
 Personal communication devices
  • Multi-line telephone systems
 Computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Handheld data recorders
  • Desktop computers
  • Geographic information system GIS workstations
  • Tablet computers
 Computer data input devices
  • Color scanners
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Student response systems
 Computer displays
  • Interactive whiteboards
 Computer printers
  • Poster printers
  • Computer laser printers
 Duplicating machines
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Laser facsimile machines
 Typing machines and accessories
  • Transcribing equipment
 Projectors and supplies
  • Projector screens
  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Opaque projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
 Cameras
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Digital still cameras
  • Digital video cameras
  • Webcams
 Audio and visual equipment
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Television monitors
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Global positioning system GPS receivers
  • Handheld microphones
  • Wireless microphones
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
 Studio aids
  • Anatomical models
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Technology
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Technology
The technologies listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Content authoring and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Systems Adobe IllustratorHOT
  • Adobe Systems Adobe PhotoshopHOT
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Google DocsHOT
  • Microsoft WordHOT
  • Word processing software
  • Microsoft PowerPointHOT
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Microsoft ExcelHOT
  • Digitizing software
  • Image scanning software
 Content management software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe AcrobatHOT
 Data management and query software
  • Data entry softwareHOT
  • Microsoft AccessHOT
  • DOC Cop
  • iParadigms Turnitin
 Development software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Shockwave Player
 Educational or reference software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Course management system software
  • Desire2Learn
  • Learning management system LMS
  • Sakai CLE
 Industry specific software
  • ESRI ArcView 3D AnalystHOT
  • GibbsCAMHOT
  • ESRI ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst
  • ESRI ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
  • IBM SPSS StatisticsHOT
 Information exchange software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft OutlookHOT
  • ESRI ArcGIS softwareHOT
  • ESRI ArcMap
  • ESRI ArcView
  • Geographic information system GIS softwareHOT
  • Golden Software Surfer
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Certifications
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Certifications
The certifications listed below are useful to pursue if you are interested in a career in this field.
 Specialty
 Core
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Licensing
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Licensing
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All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
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