Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as urbanization, environmental systems, and cultural geography. Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers. Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Write grant proposals to procure external research funding. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Supervise students' laboratory and field work. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.