- Instructional (Faculty)
Closes: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
Master’s or Doctorate degree in Biology or Master’s or Doctorate degree in related field with 18 graduate hours in biology
- Experience in online instruction and course development.
- Knowledge of programmatic accreditation and regulatory agency requirements and accreditation standards.
- Knowledge of institutional effectiveness, institutional planning and assessment.
- Knowledge of workforce development continuing education programs.
- Treats others respectfully and creates a workplace environment of high integrity and professionalism
- Skill in problem solving and working in a team environment.
- Flexible work schedule.
Must be physically able to perform job duties, including moving, bending, and lifting up to 50 lbs.
Community college teaching experience
Full-time faculty are professional, credentialed educators with the primary responsibility of providing quality learning experiences in credit or non-credit courses in their area of expertise for all Rockingham Community College (RCC) students. Faculty are responsible for providing learning experiences on the main campus and off-site. Faculty are responsible for but are not limited to planning, organizing, promoting, and teaching appropriate courses, to include online and hybrid. Faculty are expected to perform all instruction-related duties in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies, and procedures of the College, the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), and with appropriate accrediting entities where applicable. Faculty are also responsible for academic advising, follow-up support services, recruitment, and performing other duties as assigned.
This position may support dual enrollment programs on high school campuses in Rockingham County. A percentage of the workload may include teaching courses on a high school campus.
Curriculum and Instruction
- Developing, with other program faculty and appropriate administration, program level competencies that outline expected student learning outcomes.
- Develop course syllabi to include the course description from the NCCCS combined course library and outlining clear and appropriate student learning outcomes and expectations.
- Creating and/or supporting the development of appropriate assessments of established learning outcomes for all courses taught in the program.
- Reporting student progress in mastering established learning outcomes based on identified and approved assessments.
- Implementing and providing effective instruction which demonstrates appropriate knowledge of specialized field in accordance with best practice literature.
- Teaching an appropriate instructional course load in accordance with policies outlined in the workload policy.
- Demonstrating the effective use of pedagogical methods to meet various student learning styles.
- Maintaining appropriate classroom standards that include the effective management of students in the classroom and the management of classroom and lab facilities.
- Ordering textbooks, instructional materials, and supplies as needed for instruction following established procedures.
- Assisting in the development of class schedules cooperatively with other departments and divisions of the college and submitting to the appropriate supervisor.
- Maintaining compliance with established NCCCS performance measures, national benchmarks, etc. for the appropriate program as prescribed by the NCCCS and accrediting and registration entities.
- Providing timely and accurate reports including 10% reports, grade reports, and other required reports related to instruction.
- Recommending part-time faculty to the appropriate supervisor to teach courses as needed in assigned program.
- Mentor part-time faculty as needed in the assigned program.
- Researching and recommending for approval program advisory committee members to the administration following established policy and procedure.
- Interacting with the program advisory committee to determine state-of-the-art practices, procedures, and equipment related to maintaining an up-to-date instructional program that would be valued and needed by the employers in the RCC service area.
- Monitoring professional information sources to determine trends and innovations in one’s field that lend themselves to integration into the instructional program.
Student Development Support
- Maintaining posted office hours in accordance with requirements outlined in the Instructional Procedures Manual.
- Being available to students on a regular basis for out-of-class tutorial support.
- Participating in recruitment activities for RCC programs.
- Serving as an academic advisor to students with advising responsibilities in the assigned program relative to course requirements, expectations, and completion standards.
- Participating in the college’s registration and orientation sessions as assigned.
- Maintaining student files within the department as required by the accreditation agency and state and/or local policy.
- Referring students to Student Development personnel for guidance, counseling, and resource assistance following prescribed procedures on an as needed basis.
- Coordinating retention strategies with the appropriate faculty and staff to maximize student retention.
- Providing information for student follow-up reports and demographics as required by state or local policy and/or reports.
- Sponsoring and supporting program enrichment activities, particularly student organizations.
Administrative/Business Services Support
- Participating in budget development for assigned program to the appropriate supervisor.
- Complying with Fiscal Management System policies and procedures set forth for RCC.
- Working a minimum 38-hour workweek in accordance with policies outlined in the Instructional Procedures Manual.
- Assisting with the implementation and enforcement of all official policies and procedures of RCC.
- Attending meetings, conferences, seminars, briefings, and training sessions called to expedite the business of the college.
- Attending extracurricular functions such as graduation, campus fund drives, etc. that promote the collegiate life.
- Serving on local, state, regional and/or national committees upon request and/or approval from the administration.
- Serving on college committees as assigned to expedite college business and to be involved in the decision-making process of the college.
- Exhibiting a personal and professional attitude that reflects positively upon the individual and the public perception of the community college.
- Participating in the activities of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Quality Enhancement Plans as required.
Public Relations Support
- Maintaining effective intra-institution relationships with members of the Board of Trustees, President’s Senior Staff, Administrative Staff, faculty, and support personnel of the college.
- Providing appropriate liaison support with the NCCCS and other relational entities.
- Promoting RCC with local, state, regional, and national citizenry.
- Participating in RCC, NCCCS, and other authorized professional development programs upon request.
- Pursuing local, state, regional, or national certifications that qualify one’s work against recognized standards in his or her field.
- Performing other duties as assigned by the appropriate Program Director/Coordinator, Department Chair, Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs and/or the President of Rockingham Community College.
- The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.