Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360
- Instructional (Faculty)
Closes: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
Master's Degree with 18 graduate hours in English from an accredited institution
Commitment to teaching and the learning success of students
Skill in the use of computers, MS Office, and commitment to use of technology in instruction
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Commitment to the use of data in decision making
Ability to work effectively and collegially with others
Ability to navigate change with a positive attitude
Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies:
Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action
Collaborating and facilitating
Creating and innovating
Anticipating and responding to change
Providing vision and leadership
Assessment of student learning
Engagement and assessment of successful student retention models
18 graduate hours in a secondary discipline
Broad background of academic coursework
Demonstrated commitment to the use of innovative and creative teaching strategies
Recent teaching experience in a community college setting
Experience with online instruction
Experience with Moodle or other course management systems
Part-time instructors are needed to teach curriculum English courses. Courses are offered in a traditional face-to-face format and incorporate the use of technology. This position reports directly to the Associate Dean, English, Math, and College & Career Readiness.
The part-time Faculty, English position is primarily responsible for designing and implementing learning strategies for students; developing course syllabi and instructional materials; maintaining instructional records; implementing strategies for student retention; developing and evaluating courses, programs and services; participating in College activities and committees; and other duties which support the mission and initiatives of the College.
I. Actively embracing the College mission, vision, and values by:
1. Promoting the College mission, values, and vision.
2. Becoming involved in the culture of the College. That can be expressed in many ways. Here are just a few examples: through attendance at planning and development sessions, becoming involved with student clubs or organizations, mentoring or advising students and/or newer or adjunct faculty, attendance at student- activity events (such as sports, International Night, etc.).
3. Demonstrating initiative, flexibility, and an openness to change.
4. Embracing innovation, and being open to risk-taking.
5. Maintaining professionalism in the DCCC community through an attitude of respect and collegiality.
6. Performing assigned tasks that support the mission and initiatives of the College.
7. Adhering to all College policies and processes.
II. Fostering student success through:
1. Teaching the course content to align with the course and program level outcomes using the assessment measures defined by the School.
2. Fostering the classroom environment in a way that maintains respect for diversity among students, including learning styles, and honors the focus on student learning and equity.
3. Ensuring that teaching strategies include active student engagement, timely and consistent feedback, and accurate up-to-date record keeping (attendance, grades in Moodle, Starfish, midterm, and final grade reporting, etc.).
4. Actively participating in completion initiatives.
III. Promoting effective teaching and learning through:
1. Teaching assigned courses at any and/or all of DCCC's service locations using the delivery method needed (on-line, hybrid, face-to-face, video-conferencing, etc.). Teaching times include morning/day, evening, or weekend hours.
2. Maintaining currency in both one's teaching discipline through reading, workshops, conferences, professional development, membership in relevant professional organizations, etc., and in the issues of higher education.
3. Developing course syllabi and providing appropriate documents for students.
4. Exploring, assessing, and implementing appropriate instructional technology to enhance student learning outcomes and promote student retention and progression.
5. Understanding and using data-informed decision-making.
IV. Demonstrating commitment to a relevant and rigorous curriculum by:
1. Participating in the evaluation of courses and programs.
2. Participating in discussions relevant to choosing textbooks and other instructional materials.
3. Identifying and providing supporting resources through innovative use of the classroom and collaboration with support services on campus.
4. Obtaining and accurately reporting data needed to assess the College's efficacy in teaching and learning.
5. Engaging collaboratively with colleagues in assessing relevant course and program data, determining how courses and programs can be improved, implementing and evaluating resulting changes.