English/Humanities Instructor

English/Humanities Instructor

Employer

Lenoir Community College
231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: 252-527-6223

Job Location

Lenoir Community College Main Campus, Kinston NC

Salary/Grade

Commesurate with experience

Benefits

State of NC

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Closes: Monday, June 25, 2018

Target Start Date

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Expected Work Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-Th; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. F

Employment Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in English, Literature, or Applied Linguistics from a regionally accredited institution or a related field, or a master's degree and 18 graduate semester hours in English, Literature, or Applied Linguistics (courses designated as graduate-level English courses)
  • Previous teaching experience at a community college or university, experience using instructional technologies, and teaching online courses are preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in English, Literature, or Applied Linguistics from a regionally accredited institution or a related field, or a master's degree and 18 graduate semester hours in English, Literature, or Applied Linguistics (courses designated as graduate-level English courses)
  • Previous teaching experience at a community college or university, experience using instructional technologies, and teaching online courses are preferred

Position Description

Lenoir Community College is a comprehensive institution that places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment at the College: Mastery of Subject Matter, Teaching Performance, Evaluation of Student Learning, Support of College Policies and Procedures, Participation in College, Division, Department, and Program Activities, Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs, and Other Duties

The duties of the English/Humanities Instructor include, but are not limited to:

  1. Mastery of Subject Matter
    • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the teaching discipline
    • Display ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of the field or discipline
    • Connect the subject matter with related fields
    • Stay current in the subject matter through professional development; involvement in professional organizations; and attending professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops
    • Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate
  2. Teaching Performance
    • Teach a course load appropriate to the teaching discipline
    • Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning
    • Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students
    • Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs
    • Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the Internet, interactive technology, etc., when appropriate
    • Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate student assignments
    • Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives
  3. Evaluation of Student Learning
    • Establish and follow meaningful learning objectives
    • Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward course objectives
    • Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning
    • Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grades each semester according to established deadlines
    • Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstance
  4. Support of College Policies and Procedures
    • Teach classes as assigned in a multi-campus environment
    • Teach credit or non-credit courses in the teaching discipline as needed
    • Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation
    • Serve as faculty academic advisor for students
    • Prepare, distribute, and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies
    • Maintain confidentiality of student information
    • Substitute for other instructors in the teaching discipline in case of an absence
    • Exercise stewardship of college facilities, materials, and resources
    • Comply with responsibilities as cited in the Lenoir Community College Catalog, Faculty Handbook, Handbook for Distance Education, Policy Manual, and Procedures Manual
  5. Participation in College, Division, Department, and Program Activities
    • Serve on College committees as assigned
    • Participate in meetings and events as required
    • Respond in a timely manner to requests for information
    • Support both part-time and full-time colleagues
    • Contribute to program, department, and division curriculum development processes
    • Participate in graduation ceremonies
    • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff, and administrators as an individual or as a team member
  6. Contribution to the 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, mission, and plans of the College
    • Participate in the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  7. Other Duties
    • Coordinate and supervise curriculum development by designing, planning, organizing, and evaluating the assigned programof study
    • Supervise and participate in the evaluation of faculty within the program area
    • Teach evening and satellite classes as needed

Job Post Contact

Lenoir Community College

humanresources@lenoircc.edu

Phone:  252-527-6223 Ext. 390

Fax:  252-233-6899