Anthropology and archaeology teachers (postsecondary) teach courses in anthropology or archaeology. This includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
As an anthropology professor, one has to perform tasks including conducting research in a particular field of knowledge and presenting findings, evaluating and grading students’ classwork, assignments and papers, preparing course materials, such as homework assignments and worksheets, compiling, administering and grading examinations, maintaining regularly scheduled officers to advise and assist students, writing letters of recommendation for students, performing administrative obligations such as serving as the head of the department and initiating, facilitating and regulating classroom discussions.
In the archaeological carriers, professors have to have a vast knowledge of various subjects such as arts and humanities, math, science, education and training and communications. To qualify for the archaeology careers as an archaeological and anthropology professor, one must have a doctoral degree.
Some key personality traits of an archaeology and anthropology professor are that they are analytical thinkers, persistent, have integrity, self-control, can be relied on and like helping people.
To excel as an anthropology professor, one must possess skills including, communication, problem-solving, coordination, time management, judgement and decision-making power, social perceptiveness, negotiating, persuading power, monitoring and instructing, critical thinking, complex problem solving and good memory power.
Every career requires an element of study and academic qualification, and there can be several study routes and pathways you can take. In following any academic pathway you will study subjects that contribute to the specialised knowledge required to achieve your career goals. These qualifications provide a future employer with the evidence that you have the desired knowledge, understanding and experience of their industry, so it’s important to consider the various types of qualifications available to you and to understand how they can boost your career and create opportunities for you.
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