Describe what you do in your current work situation. I am an engineering professor in Industrial and Systems engineering, with a focus on Human Factors Engineering. Being a professor means I get to DO some engineering (as a consultant for companies, occasionally); TEACH engineering to both undergraduate and graduate students both in formal classes, and through one-on-one advisement; do RESEARCH on engineering topics (in my field, ways to design better computer systems so that people get the information they need, and understand the information correctly, so that they avoid errors and get their work done efficiently); and work on university issues such as curriculum and university policies. Every day is different, and most days I get to work with very smart, interesting people, and learn something new. I spend alot of my time writing - either to describe the research work I want to do, or to describe what we have learned in reports and papers for other people to read.