Instructor - Communications (9 Months) (Hiring for Fall 2024)

Instructor - Communications (9 Months) (Hiring for Fall 2024)


Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Main Campus, Winterville, NC


Depends upon Qualifications


State of NC Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, August 24, 2023
Closes: Sunday, April 7, 2024

Target Start Date

Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Department Chair, English and Humanities

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in communication. May consider a master’s degree in a related field with additional 18 graduate hours in communication. Two years post-secondary teaching experience required with preference given to community college teaching experience. Other teaching experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a variety of types of office and audio-visual equipment including computer, copier, calculator, audio-visual equipment, etc. Must be physically able to exert up to fifteen pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work;  position requires walking, standing, stooping, reaching, crouching, fingering, etc. for extended periods of time.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of approximately thirty pounds.


Data Conception:   Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.


Interpersonal Communication:   Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes the giving of instructions to students.  Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor.


Language Ability:   Requires the ability to read a variety of documents, reports, and various books such as various manuals, PCC handbook and catalog, various texts, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare various documents and reports such as Web Attendance, lesson plans, grade/evaluation reports, attendance report, end-of semester reports, long-range plans, etc., using the proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.  Requires the ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, subordinates, other PCC personnel, etc. with poise, voice control, and confidence.  Requires the ability to be conversant in the theory, principles, and methods of effective and persuasive speaking, voice and diction, phonetics, and discussion and debate.


Intelligence:   Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form.  Must be able to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Requires the ability to apply rational systems in order to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.


Verbal Aptitude:   Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.  Must be able to instruct others via effective verbal communication.


Numerical Aptitude:   Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers; determine percentages and decimals; and determine time and weight.


Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width, and shape.


Motor Coordination:   Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in utilizing automated office and audio-visual equipment, etc.  


Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.


Color Discrimination:   Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.


Interpersonal Temperament:   Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.   Must be adaptable to performing under minimal stress when confronted with an emergency.


Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)


Knowledge of Job:  Has considerable knowledge of the practices, procedures, rules, and regulations of the Division and the College as they pertain to the position.  Has comprehensive knowledge of the Department. Has extensive knowledge of the techniques, practices, and procedures of courses taught, and has the ability to effectively instruct others in such.  Has excellent knowledge of and skills in teaching methods and procedures as they relate to the particular goals of the Department, and has the ability to apply principles of influence systems in such teaching.  Has comprehensive knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices and procedures as they relate to the position.  Has knowledge of general office operations, functions, and procedures as they relate to the position.  Has the ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports, and related information.  Has the ability to use abstract thinking in curriculum planning, course planning, etc.  Has excellent human relations skills; is able to advise students and handle student problems effectively.  Has the ability to communicate with various individuals and groups such as students, staff, peers, other PCC personnel, parents, sales reps, etc.  Is able to use independent judgment in routine as well as non-routine situations.  Has comprehensive knowledge of the terminology utilized within the Department.  Has the ability to understand the educational and psychological aspects of job.  Has the ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply regulations, procedures, and office operations.  Is able to read, understand and complete written requests and work assignments in a timely fashion.  Knows how to estimate time, materials, and supplies required to complete various routine activities.  Is able to promote efficient completion of duties.  Has good organizational and management skills.  Has the ability to operate office machines and various types of audio-visual equipment in the performance of duties.  Has good knowledge of computers.  Has the ability to work under stressful conditions related to heavy workloads, meeting deadlines, inadequate space, working with difficult students, etc.  Has the ability to make sound, educated decisions in a variety of areas on a constant basis.


Quality of Work:  Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities.   Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interacts with all College departments and divisions, co?workers, and the general public.


Quantity of Work:  Maintains effective and efficient output of all duties and responsibilities as described under "Specific Duties and Responsibilities."


Dependability:  Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines.  Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, College policy, standards, and prescribed procedures.  Accepts accountability for meeting assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.


Attendance:  Attends work regularly and adheres to College policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness.  Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and time?off requests.


Initiative and Enthusiasm:  Maintains an enthusiastic, self?reliant and self?starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities.  Strives to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.


Judgment:  Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies problems or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives.  Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations.  Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors.  Seeks expert or experienced advice and researches problems, situations, and alternatives before exercising judgment.


Cooperation:  Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same.  Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with College policy or procedures, etc.  Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation between all staff persons and departments within the College.  


Relationships with Others:  Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors, and staff for mutual and  College  benefit.  Contributes to maintaining high morale among all College employees. Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with department employees, staffers, and managers in other departments, representatives from organizations, and the general public so as to maintain good will toward the College and to project a good image.  Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and persons in order to maintain good will within the College.  

Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image within the College.  Interacts effectively with higher management, professionals, and the general public. 


Coordination of Work:  Plans and organizes daily work routine.  Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time?management methodology.  Avoids duplication of effort.  Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly.  Attends meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time.  Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.  Maintains a calendar for meetings, deadlines, and events.


Safety and Housekeeping:  Adheres to all safety and housekeeping standards established by the College and various regulatory agencies.  Sees that the standards are not violated. Maintains a clean and orderly workplace.


Position Description

Under limited supervision, instructs students in communication classes and performs related administrative and record-keeping duties. Interacts with and assists students in various areas. Reports to the Department Chair, English and Humanities.

Teaches assigned traditional and/or online university-transfer courses in communication. Some courses may be taught in local high schools. Prepares for and conducts class by researching and compiling course material to meet departmental guidelines; organizing course activities in a logical sequence and within a consistent framework; developing engaging lectures, presentations, projects, and activities appropriate to the discipline; developing and maintaining structured, relevant, engaging, and accessible websites (ADA Compliant) that either support traditional instruction or provide online instruction; setting clear expectations and reasonable policies; developing rubrics and grading checklists; assessing and responding to students’ needs; evaluating students’ work; and providing feedback and answers to questions in a timely fashion. Performs related administrative and record-keeping duties such as preparing lesson plans, course syllabi, handouts, and other class resources; duplicating materials; setting up question banks, tests, video, and lectures online; setting up and maintaining online grade books; maintaining current online resources; and evaluating textbooks. Completes reports and online forms related to classes including Web Attendance, grading rubrics, end-of-semester reports, surveys, and grade reports. Promotes discipline across campus and coordinates departmental events such as the speech contest.

Performs various student-related duties including advising students, assisting students with class registration, counseling with students, assisting students with career and study skills, and writing letters of recommendation. Completes various student forms such as course substitutions, graduation readiness and approvals, drop/add, and credit by examination.

Remains active in professional organizations and activities. Keeps abreast of newest research and technological advances relative to the teaching of communication courses by reading professional journals and attending seminars, conferences, and/or meetings.

May assist with establishing long-range goals and objectives for the Department. Receives, reviews, processes, files and/or submits a variety of professional documents and reports such as evaluation forms, teaching schedule, professional development forms, annual objectives, memos, and general letters of correspondence.

Operates, utilizes, and maintains various types of equipment and supplies including computers, projectors, calculator, copier, audio-visual equipment, and general office supplies. Uses various computer software such as the Office Suite, registration processor, Moodle, Colleague, Google Docs, and e-mail.

Maintains good working relationships within the Department and with all departments/divisions on campus.  Communicates information within the Department and when appropriate, with all departments/divisions on campus. Serves on various College committees, sponsors student events/clubs, and attends meetings as required.  Assists part-time instructors and substitutes for absent instructors as needed.

Performs other duties as required.

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