- Instructional (Faculty)
Closes: Monday, June 25, 2018
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
Qualified applicants must have a completed master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline (biology). Graduate hours relevant to Anatomy and Physiology are required.
3-5 years of teaching experience in anatomy and physiology sequence courses, general biology and other biology electives.
Advising experience preferred.
An Instructor’s primary responsibility is to maintain excellence in instructing students in his/her curriculum subject with the express goal of attaining certain student learning outcomes. In addition to the primary responsibility, Instructors are required to advise students toward degree/program completion. The full-time Instructor completes various classroom administrative duties as well as duties to satisfy the goals and objectives of WCC including committee service and professional development. A reasonable and equitable teaching load will be agreed upon by the Instructor and the Departmental Chairperson (in concert with the Division Dean or Campus Director) and will include various kinds of responsibilities such as traditional classroom instruction, distance education instruction, academic advising, professional development, curriculum development and administrative duties related to these responsibilities. Instructors may be assigned teaching duties at the Wilkes or Ashe Campus or the Alleghany Center.
The full-time Instructor reports directly to the Department Chairperson or Dean of the Division and works in concert with the Lead Instructor of the discipline.
Instructor’s duties include:
1. Planning, creating, and maintaining a classroom environment conducive to student learning.
2. Encouraging the development of Critical Thinking skills through appropriate classroom exercises and assignments.
3. Maintaining a high level of currency in the discipline, and incorporating innovative and creative instructional techniques in the classroom.
4. Collaborating with the Lead Instructor in the creation of syllabi; the establishment of objectives, competencies, and assessments; and the selection of textbooks, periodicals, and other resources.
5. Advising students toward completion of program, diploma, or degree goals and assisting students with job placement or college transfer.
6. Being responsible for administrative aspects relating to FTE reports, end-of-semester reports, grades, and other required reports, and doing so in a timely fashion.
7. Communicating with students and administration through the technological framework provided by WCC including posting syllabi for all sections of all courses to the campus web portal, and regularly checking and responding to e-mail sent to the instructor via the campus web portal and messages sent to the college e-mail/voice-mail/telephone service.
8. Maintaining one office hour per course up to five per week (generally one per day), posted on the office door and updated by semester on the campus web portal, at times which are convenient for student contact and which do not interfere with the college’s regular meeting times.
9. Referring students, as appropriate, to student support areas of WCC including Counseling and/or Student Support Services, the Academic Support Center, Learning Resources Center, Student Services, the Writing Center, etc.
10. Attending commencement exercises, committee and task force meetings, and faculty meetings as scheduled.
11. Fulfilling other responsibilities as assigned by the Lead Instructor, Departmental Chairperson, Dean of Division, or Vice President of Instruction.
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