Find Teaching Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Biological Science Professor

Find Schools Near

All About Biological Science Professors

Job Description & Duties Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Biological Science Professor Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Review papers for publication in journals.

Biological Science Professor Needed Skills

These are the skills Biological Science Professors say are the most useful in their careers:

Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.

Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Science: Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Other Biological Science Professor Job Titles

  • Limnology Teacher
  • Plant Taxonomy Teacher
  • Biological Sciences Professor
  • Professor
  • Herpetology Teacher

Job Opportunities for Biological Science Professors

In the United States, there were 62,300 jobs for Biological Science Professor in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 15.1% which is above the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 9,400 new jobs for Biological Science Professor by 2026. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 6,000 job openings in this field each year.

undefined

The states with the most job growth for Biological Science Professor are Utah, Colorado, and Nevada. Watch out if you plan on working in Alaska, Vermont, or Maine. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Do Biological Science Professors Make A Lot Of Money?

The typical yearly salary for Biological Science Professors is somewhere between $44,550 and $169,290.

undefined

Biological Science Professors who work in District of Columbia, California, or Connecticut, make the highest salaries.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Biological Science Professors in different U.S. states.

State Annual Mean Salary
Alaska $84,750
Arizona $99,960
Arkansas $68,020
California $128,370
Colorado $79,730
Connecticut $104,320
District of Columbia $142,760
Florida $90,750
Georgia $96,830
Idaho $96,440
Illinois $78,400
Indiana $98,590
Iowa $101,810
Kansas $69,310
Kentucky $70,600
Louisiana $82,610
Maine $74,460
Maryland $89,650
Massachusetts $112,390
Michigan $91,770
Minnesota $84,240
Mississippi $75,300
Missouri $102,830
Montana $73,190
Nebraska $87,040
Nevada $71,410
New Hampshire $109,320
New Jersey $104,140
New Mexico $69,310
New York $102,800
North Carolina $76,320
North Dakota $85,720
Ohio $95,800
Oklahoma $77,940
Oregon $96,920
Pennsylvania $94,510
Rhode Island $98,820
South Carolina $69,370
South Dakota $87,390
Tennessee $89,030
Texas $99,940
Utah $117,940
Virginia $81,950
Washington $85,990
West Virginia $64,570
Wisconsin $81,620
Wyoming $79,770

Tools & Technologies Used by Biological Science Professors

Although they’re not necessarily needed for all jobs, the following technologies are used by many Biological Science Professors:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Web browser software
  • Data entry software
  • Email software
  • Word processing software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • SAS
  • Google Docs
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • Geographic information system GIS software
  • National Instruments LabVIEW
  • Blackboard
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Learning management system LMS
  • Blackboard Learn

How do I Become a Biological Science Professor?

Learn what Biological Science Professor education requirements there are.

undefined

What work experience do I need to become a Biological Science Professor?

undefined

Where Biological Science Professors Work

undefined

The table below shows the approximate number of Biological Science Professors employed by various industries.

undefined

Other Jobs You May be Interested In

Career changers with experience as a Biological Science Professor sometimes find work in one of the following fields:

References:

Image Credit: Janderk via public domain

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Teaching Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited education & teaching schools across the U.S.