- Southwestern Community College
- Location: Sylva, North Carolina
- Category: Faculty-Liberal Arts-History
- Posting Date: 07/08/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Statement of Primary Purpose
Instruction in assigned History classes
Faculty, Exempt, Full Time
Direction received: Receives guidance and direction from the social sciences department chair; receives direct supervision from the dean of arts and sciences.
Direction given: No authority or responsibility for the supervision of others or program administration
- Teach a course load consistent with college workload policy.
- Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize documented student learning.
- Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students.
- Stay current in the subject matter through professional development, professional organizations, and professional meetings, conferences, or workshops.
- Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience.
- Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.
- Facilitate the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments.
- Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives.
- Incorporate relevant general education competencies into assignments and assessments.
- Develop, update, and share course syllabi in a timely manner.
- Establish meaningful student learning outcomes for courses.
- Develop and implement methods that measure student progress toward student learning outcomes.
- Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently, and provide feedback on student work promptly to promote learning.
- Maintain accurate records of student progress, and submit grade records according to established deadlines.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances.
- Teach classes as assigned in a multi-campus, multi-modality environment.
- Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and students.
- Maintain confidentiality of student information.
- Exercise stewardship of college facilities and materials.
- Record and provide attendance data in accordance with College policies and procedures.
- Serve on college, divisional, and program committees as assigned.
- Participate in meetings and events required by the college, division, and program administrators.
- Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from college, division, and program administrators.
- Support and collaborate with both part-time and full-time colleagues.
- Contribute to departmental and divisional curriculum development processes.
- Assist in selection and ordering of equipment, supplies, and textbooks.
- Participate in graduation ceremonies.
- Demonstrate productive interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators.
Contribution to Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs
- Maintain familiarity with college goals, mission, and long-range plans.
- Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels.
- Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the college and its constituents.
- Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, missions, and plans of the college, division, and programs.
- Participate in marketing, recruitment, and retention of students.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Perform other duties as assigned.
Required: Master's degree in History, or Master's degree in a related discipline, with a minimum of 18 graduate-level hours in History. At least one year of teaching experience.
Preferred: Master's degree in History with 18 graduate hours in another social science or humanities discipline. At least one year of community college teaching experience.
Knowledge and Skills
Ability to use computers and software to support instruction, including learning management system, word processing, email, Internet, and student information database. Ability to teach in online and technology-supported modalities.
Walking, ability to teach seat-based courses, typical campus environment
Working Conditions and Environment
Typical teaching schedule will include online courses and daytime courses on the main campus. Evening or off-campus courses may be assigned depending on the needs of the department to meet enrollment demands. Occasional travel outside the service area for professional development may be required.
PC and typical teaching equipment.
This position description covers the essential functions and duties associated with this position. Other duties may be assigned by the President or appropriate supervisory personnel. The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.