Human Sexuality Professor

Teach university students about human sexuality.
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$36,000 – $122,000

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What do Human Sexuality Professors do?

A Human Sexuality Professor teaches one of the most popular courses on a college campus: human sexuality. While high school students find it frightening to talk about “the birds and the bees” with parents or Teachers, college students find it fascinating. That makes the Human Sexuality Professor probably one of the most sought-after figures on campus.

As a Human Sexuality Professor, you’re a type of Sociology Professor or Psychology Professor (you’re a Sociologist if you study sexual behavior, and a Psychologist if you study sexual physiology). Your mission is to help your students understand, from a scientific standpoint, concepts like arousal, attraction, gender, sexual orientation, sexual deviance, human reproduction, and sexual anatomy.

Like other Professors who teach other subjects, your duties as a Human Sexuality Professor include counseling students, developing lesson plans, and writing syllabi. You also deliver lectures, assign and grade homework, and administer tests.

And, like other Professors — especially other Science Professors — your duties include scholarly research as well: When you’re not teaching human sexuality, you’re studying it (à la Alfred Kinsey). You investigate the causes and effects of sexual behavior and identities, which might involve surveys, interviews, and even laboratory experiments that shed light on subjects such as homosexuality and heterosexuality, venereal disease, sexual dysfunction, and sexual frequency, among many others.

Whatever the subject, you examine it, then report your findings via presentations, scholarly articles, and books. In the classroom and the lab alike, you’re a Sexologist whose job is a Salt-n-Pepa lyric: “Let’s talk about sex!”


Should I be a Human Sexuality Professor?

You should have a doctoral degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Human Services Instructor

    How to Become a
    Human Sexuality Professor

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