Instructor, Sociology

Instructor, Sociology


Stanly Community College
141 College Drive
Albemarle, NC 28001
Phone: 704-982-0121


Salary is $42,382. Salary offered will be based upon credentials and experience.


Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Closes: Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Target Start Date

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Monday - Friday

Employment Type

Full-Time Position - 9 month

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree with 18 graduate hours in Sociology
  • One year of teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Online teaching experience

Position Description

Instructor, Sociology provides quality learning experiences, facilitates and evaluates the learning process, mentors students, participates in job-related professional development opportunities, and contributes to the development of curriculum courses/programs.


Classroom Instruction

  • Teach all assigned courses, a range of 18 – 22 contact hours per semester, for the full duration of scheduled instruction.
  • Ensure that each class session contains essential curricular components, incorporates appropriate content and pedagogy, and is relevant to current events/trends.
  • As needed, teach classes online, on-campus, and/or at off-campus sites.
  • Teach an academic success class as needed.
  • Evaluate student progress and provide appropriate, timely feedback.
  • Maintain regular, appropriate, professional communication with students.
  • Incorporate appropriate instructional technology to enhance student learning.
  • Ensure cleanliness of instructional areas and laboratories.
  • Ensure the proper classroom/lab equipment operation, reporting any malfunctions to the appropriate person(s).
  • Participate in the evaluation and acquisition of instructional materials, audiovisual aids, support, and equipment needs.
  • Develop and distribute course syllabi according to the established template and guidelines, providing appropriate information to students concerning course expectations, evaluation criteria, and access to student support services. 

Other Services to Students

  • Maintain appropriate accessibility for students, including a minimum of five office hours a week.
  • Serve as an educational mentor to assigned students by providing academic and employment planning.
  • Maintain regular, appropriate, professional communication with students.
  • Participate in semester advising and registration activities as needed.
  • Verify graduation degree audits as assigned.
  • Assist in the recruitment and retention efforts of the College.
  • Advocate and motivate students.
  • Communicate student needs to Program Head or Department Head.

Divisional Administrative Expectations

  • Prepare and submit instructional records, reports, grades, and all other required paperwork in a timely, efficient manner meeting all deadlines, checking for accuracy, correctness, and completeness of all data.
  • Remain current in discipline and instructional methods through professional development activities offered by the College and other opportunities including attendance at off-campus activities, webinars, etc., as approved.
  • Participate in annual planning, program, and curriculum review. 
  • Serve on and actively contribute to college committees as assigned.
  • Participate in campus activities.
  • Participate in discipline, departmental, divisional, and institutional meetings and other announced co-curricular activities of the College. 
  • Maintain regular, professional communication within the college and affiliated industry contacts.
  • Maintain posted office and on-campus hours sufficient to fulfill all contracted duties and individual professional obligations and meet the needs of the discipline, department, division, and College.
  • Support all functions of the College, including compliance with all facets of the College's policies. 

Other Duties Specific to this Position

  • Provide and/or facilitate quality experiences in laboratory and/or clinical settings to meet program needs.
  • Teach classes as assigned each semester, prepare syllabi, distribute appropriately, evaluate students, and participate in course improvements.
  • Create, administer, grade, and maintain records for exams, projects, activities, and reports for evaluation of students in each course.
  • Regularly utilize campus’ electronic media such as email, WebAdvisor, Datatel, and the Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Participate in the evaluation and acquisition of instructional materials, audiovisual aids, support, and equipment needs.
  • Participate in the revision process as needed for the course(s) or curricula in the field or related areas.
  • Participate in professional organizations, attend conferences and workshops as appropriate, and maintain professional contacts with instructors in similar instructional areas on other campuses and area high schools.
  • Participate in student recruitment.
  • Actively participate in student retention by introducing the Student Success Center activities to the students and/or referring students to the SSC.
  • Serve on a variety of campus committees and participate in campus activities.
  • Establish industry contacts & make arrangements for guest speakers, field trips, etc.
  • Maintain office hours as part of the weekly workload.
  • Review and recommend texts for use in program courses within established guidelines.
  • Assist students with four-year college opportunities in conjunction with Student Outreach and Support. 
  • Attend School of Transfer and appropriate college meetings.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Required Position Training to be completed in the first year of hire:

  • Canvas
  • Colleague/Datatel
  • Dropout Detective
  • Self-Service
  • School Dude

Suggested Training:

  • eLearning Tools
  • Microsoft Office


How to Apply


Please complete an online application at

Job Post Contact

Ginger Hatley
Human Resources Specialist
Stanly Community College
141 College Dr.
Albemarle, NC 28001
Ph. 704-991-0132
Fx. 704-986-4778