Communication Instructor

Communication Instructor


Sandhills Community College
3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Phone: 910-692-6185

Job Location

Pinehurst, NC




State Health Plan, Vision, Dental, State of NC Retirement, etc.

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, October 1, 2021
Closes: Sunday, October 31, 2021

Target Start Date

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

40 hours M-F some evenings

Reports to

Department Chair, English & Humanities

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

A master’s degree or higher in Communication Studies or a master’s degree and 18 graduate credit hours in Communication.

Preferred Qualifications

Community college teaching experience and credentials to teach in additional discipline(s) are preferred.

Position Description

Sandhills Community College seeks applications for a full-time Communication Instructor.  The communication instructor will guide and direct the learning experiences of students through their knowledge, skills, and motivation in the field of Communication Studies.  Members of the faculty agree to be accessible to students, other faculty, staff, and to those making inquiry to the College and to assume a fair share of the total workload of the College as may be assigned.

Instructional duties will include teaching topics in communication, using a variety of delivery modes: traditional classroom, online, hybrid, weekend, 8-week, 5-week, and evening. Additional faculty duties include assisting with student recruitment, advising students, and performing support duties as assigned by the department chair. Class sessions may take place at various locations to include Sandhills Community College Main Campus, Hoke Center, and Moore and Hoke County high school campuses. Ability to integrate with other disciplines and support technology programs is a plus.

Interviews for the position will include a teaching demonstration and a written assessment conducted in a computer environment. 

Essential Functions:

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide effective high-quality instruction using multiply modes of teaching and learning to include online, hybrid, and face-to-face, etc., based on department needs.
  • Teach a variety of communication curriculum courses assigned based on department needs.
  • Create an academic environment that is open and encouraging to all students.
  • Exhibit an appropriate depth and breadth of knowledge related to the discipline of study and show continuous growth by engaging in current/relevant forms of professional development and engagement with others in the immediate and related discipline (e.g., participation in professional meetings and professional development).
  • Show organized expectations for learning and academic achievement that are clearly documented in each course syllabus, and clearly communicate those expectations to students.
  • Integrate a variety of teaching and learning approaches that are designed to respond to the diverse experiences of students in classes, and project a positive attitude about each student’s ability to learn.
  • Uphold and model professional behavior to include the best scholarly and ethical standards.
  • Maintain accurate academic and professional records and reports in a timely fashion (e.g., POs, Travel Authorization Requests, Travel Reimbursement Requests, Field Trip Forms, Intensive/Non-Intensive Review Reports, Syllabi Submission, 10% rosters/E dates/LDAs/Final Grades, etc.).
  • Assist in program and curriculum review, revision, and development.
  • Support the Department of English and Humanities and the college by participating in faculty assembly/governance/leadership, committee involvement/service, and faculty development specifically outside of one’s discipline.
  • Respond to emails from students, colleagues, department chairs, deans, vice presidents, and the college president in a timely and professional fashion.
  • Seek opportunities for professional growth specific to instruction and advising (e.g., traditional-delivery course design, hybrid/online course design, curriculum design, classroom management, practices in advising, and career coaching)
  • Remain available, responsive, and approachable while working with advisees and/or students.
  • Demonstrate respect for advisees and/or students as individuals; this includes respecting the confidentiality of information shared while interacting.
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness of SCC policies/procedures and incorporate those policies/procedures in records/reports in a timely manner (e.g., processing withdrawal forms per two-week policy up until the start of final exams).
  • Treat others with dignity and respect and be committed to the highest standards of conduct and decency. Discourage any form of harassment, bullying, and/or abrasive behavior directed at colleagues, students, and campus visitors. Support open expression and diversity, and be courteous, sensitive, and respectful to others.
  • Work in partnership with colleagues and students across campus to identify and address needs/resources that will ensure equity, access, and opportunity for all.
  • Attend educational offerings that enhance knowledge of diversity and cultural competency.
  • Advance the College’s mission and core values of respect, opportunity, helpfulness, integrity, and excellence.

Additional Responsibilities:

Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate and/or necessary.


Salary to be commensurate with experience and state salary schedules. Applications will be accepted until October 31, 2021. To maximize your opportunity for selection; transcripts, letter of interest, and resume must be uploaded with your application.  Selection is contingent on final budget approval.

Sandhills Community College is convinced that being around people who are different makes us more creative, more diligent, and harder working. We are committed to a campus that supports diversity in both learning and working environments, and in our outreach to our community. We are also committed to working with Veterans of our armed forces to honor their commitment to our country and learn from their experiences.

Notice of Nondiscrimination and Title IX

Admission to Sandhills Community College is open to any individual who meets the institution’s open admissions policy. Applicants for admission or employment, students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Sandhills are hereby notified that this institution is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, age, ancestry, mental or physical disability, military status or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Lack of English language skill is not a barrier to admission and participation in educational programs and activities. This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial assistance, placement, recruitment, and educational programs or activities as required by applicable laws and regulations.

Further, it is the policy of Sandhills Community College to prohibit harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) of students and employees. Any person having inquiries regarding special needs, support services, or Sandhills Community College’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is directed to contact the individuals who have been designated to coordinate the educational institution’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing these laws.

Title IX Coordinator:

Wendy Dodson
Stone Hall, Room 110
3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC  28374
Phone: 910-246-2868

Section 504 Coordinator:

Shalishah Russell
Logan Hall, Office 119
3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC  28374
Phone: (910) 246-4138

Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 ADA complaints may also be filed with the Regional Office for Civil Rights. Address correspondence to: Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1475, Telephone: 202-453-6020, FAX: 202-453-6021; TDD: 800-877-8339, Email: OCR.DC@ed.go

How to Apply

Text 910-586-3380 using the code: "COMMUNICATION" to apply.


Job Post Contact

Wendy Dodson