Mathematics Instructor, full-time

Mathematics Instructor, full-time


Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Phone: 828-327-7000

Job Location

Hickory, NC


Minimum base salary: $4,506 per month


Full-time benefits; see job posting for details.

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Closes: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Target Start Date

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Expected Work Hours

Typically M - F; hours may vary

Employment Type

Full-time, 9-month

Minimum Qualifications

Degree Requirements:
Masters degree in Mathematics or closely-related field required. If Masters is in a closely-related field, the applicant must have at least 18 graduate hours in Mathematics. Course work in analysis, differential equations, quantitative literacy, and statistics is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching quantitative literacy, statistics, differential equations, and the calculus sequence is highly preferred. Experience with using instructional technology is highly preferred.  Experience teaching in both high school and college environments is a plus.

Knowledge of:

  • Classroom instructional techniques and proce¬dures.
  • Principles and procedures of academic and instructional program development and administration in the area of assignment.
  • Current trends, research, and development in the area of assignment.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
  • Principles and techniques involved in curriculum and course development.
  • Principles and techniques involved in test development.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regu¬lations, as appropriate.

Ability to:

  • Participate in instructional programs suited to the community.
  • Prepare lesson plans and schedule classroom activities.
  • Participate in curriculum development.
  • Interpret and apply college goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, proce¬dures, laws, and regulations.
  • Maintain mental capacity which allows for effective interaction and communication with others.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Other personal traits
Must be a good team member and be willing to update skills as needed.  Must be able to work effectively with diverse student populations.  Educational philosophy must be compatible with the role of the community college and with best practices in mathematics education.


Supplemental Information

Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Oral communication skills will be assessed in the interview.
  • Written communication skills will be assessed in the letter of application and all application materials submitted.

Finalists who interview will be asked to teach a 10-12 minute lesson on a topic supplied in advance of the interview.

All advertised positions are contingent upon funding.
All employees are paid by direct deposit.

Copies of all unofficial degree transcripts, including coursework completed and degree conferred, must be provided during the on-line application process.  Official transcripts are required to be forwarded to the CVCC Personnel Office upon hire.

Position Description

Essential duties and responsibilities
Provide classroom instruction to students. Prepare for each learning experience; prepare, maintain, and update lesson plan; develop and prepare methods to evaluate student performance; order supplemental materials to enhance textbook lessons as appropriate.
Develop and prepare tests to evaluate student performance; proctor tests; grade and record individual scores.
Provide individual assistance to students outside of the classroom as appropriate.
Participate in development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and/or courses.
Attend faculty meetings, staff meetings, and graduation ceremonies as required.
Maintain accurate records of student attendance and performance; maintain various records and databases according to program needs or accreditation require¬ments, and submit reports according to policy.
Maintain current knowledge in the appropriate academic fields; participate in staff develop¬ment programs, workshops, seminars, and other continuing education programs as appropriate.
Assist with and carry out, as required, the implementation of policies and procedures related to required instruction¬al area.
Communicate clearly, conscientiously, and in a caring manner with students.
Participate on standing, ad hoc, or other institutional committees and activities as required.
Participate as required in the development and operation of program advisory committees.
Assess the relevancy and impact of various lessons; revise and improve lesson format; evaluate a variety of textbooks, films, and videos; select books and other materials to be used for assigned instructional classes.
Participate in the orientation of new part-time and full-time faculty as needed.
Maintain required office hours according to established policies.
Other important duties and responsibilities
Perform back-up instructional activities for other instructors as appropriate.
Participate in the recruitment of students and/or promotion of college programs as appropriate in the teaching area.
Interact with colleagues and students in a collegial and professional manner.
Participate in a variety of student related administrative activities including reviewing admission requirements, program evaluation, student progress, and qualifications for graduation.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Post Contact

Roger Irvin
Human Resources Director
Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602-8302
Phone:  (828) 327-7000 Ext. 4277
Fax:  (828) 624-5246