Also known as Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Faculty Member, Government Professor, Instructor, Political Science Instructor, Political Science Professor, Professor, Public Administration Professor
Also known as Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
Political Science Professors teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations.
In addition, Political Science Professors includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Political Science Professors are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Political Science Professors. More generally, Political Science Professors are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Political Science Professor is $85,760, and the average salary is $100,970. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Political Science Professor salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Political Science Professors earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Political Science Professors earn less than $43,460 per year, 25% earn less than $62,020, 75% earn less than $122,000, and 90% earn less than $179,450.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Political Science Professors is expected to change by 8.7%, and there should be roughly 1,900 open positions for Political Science Professors every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Political Science Professor are usually higher in their Social, Enterprising, and Artistic interests.
Political Science Professors typically have very strong Social interests. Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Also, Political Science Professors typically have moderate Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Lastly, Political Science Professors typically have moderate Artistic interests. Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Political Science Professor tend to value Working Conditions, Independence, and Recognition.
Most importantly, Political Science Professors very strongly value Working Conditions. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Second, Political Science Professors strongly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Lastly, Political Science Professors strongly value Recognition. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Political Science Professors must consistently demonstrate qualities such as independence, analytical thinking, and achievement/effort.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Political Science Professors, ranked by importance:
Many Political Science Professors have earned a graduate degree. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a doctoral degree, such as a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D..
Political Science Professors may need some on-the-job training, but most candidates will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Political Science Professors may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as law and government, education and training, or history and archeology knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Political Science Professors might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Political Science Professors must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Political Science Professors need abilities such as written comprehension, oral comprehension, and oral expression in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Political Science Professors, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Political Science Professors frequently use skills like speaking, reading comprehension, and instructing to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Political Science Professors, ranked by their relative importance.
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