Math Instructor

Math Instructor


Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: 828-339-4000

Job Location

Sylva, NC


$48,474.00 - $52,641.00


State Health Plan, life insurance,

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Closes: Saturday, April 13, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, August 12, 2024

Expected Work Hours

Full Time Faculty

Reports to

Executive Dean of Instructional Services

Employment Type

Full time Faculty; 9 month

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications


Required: Master's degree in Math, Math Education, or Master's degree in a related discipline, with a minimum of 18 graduate-level hours in Math. At least one year of teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred: At least one year of community college teaching experience.

Position Description

Statement of Primary Purpose

Instruction in assigned Math classes



Faculty, Exempt, Full Time


Reporting Relationships

Direction received: Receives guidance and direction from the math department chair; receives direct supervision from the dean of arts and sciences.

Direction given: No authority or responsibility for the supervision of others or program administration


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Teaching Performance

Teach college math courses including quantitative literacy, precalculus, and introduction to statistics. May teach other courses as needed. May teach college courses on a high school campus or using technology for synchronous, remote instruction.

Teach a course load consistent with college workload policy.

Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize documented student learning.

Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students.

Stay current in the subject matter through professional development, professional organizations, and professional meetings, conferences, or workshops.

Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience.

Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.

Facilitate the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments.

Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives.

Incorporate relevant general education competencies into assignments and assessments.

Develop, update, and share course syllabi in a timely manner.


Evaluation of Student Learning

Establish meaningful student learning outcomes consistent with departmental and state guidelines.

Develop and implement methods that measure student progress toward student learning outcomes.

Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently, and provide feedback on student work promptly to promote learning.

Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit grade records according to established deadlines.

Demonstrate support for individual student needs and circumstances.


Support of College Policies and Procedures

Teach classes as assigned in a multi-campus, multi-modality environment.

Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and students.

Maintain confidentiality of student information.

Exercise stewardship of college facilities and materials.

Record and provide attendance data in accordance with college policies and procedures.


Participation in College, Division, and Program Activities

Collaborate with math department colleagues to support success of math performance outcomes and students.

Serve on college, divisional, and program committees as assigned.

Participate in meetings and events required by the college, division, and program administrators.

Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from college, division, and program administrators.

Support and collaborate with both part-time and full-time colleagues.

Contribute to departmental and divisional curriculum development processes.

Assist in selection and ordering of equipment, supplies, and textbooks.

Participate in graduation ceremonies.

Demonstrate productive interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators.


Contribution to Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs

Maintain familiarity with college goals, mission, and long-range plans.

Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels.

Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the college and its constituents.

Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, missions, and plans of the college, division, and programs.

Participate in marketing, recruitment, and retention of students.


Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


Required: Master's degree in Math, Math Education, or Master's degree in a related discipline, with a minimum of 18 graduate-level hours in Math. At least one year of teaching experience.

Preferred: At least one year of community college teaching experience.


Knowledge and Skills    

Ability to use computers and software to support instruction, including learning management system, word processing, email, Internet, and student information database. Ability to teach in online and technology-supported modalities.


Physical Demands          

Walking, ability to teach seat-based, hyflex and online courses in a multi-location campus environment

Working Conditions and Environment

Typical teaching schedule will include daytime courses on the main campus and a local high school. Hyflex, evening or off-campus courses may be assigned depending on the needs of the department to meet enrollment demands. Occasional travel outside the service area for professional development may be required.


Equipment Operation

Computers and typical teaching equipment including copiers, projectors, and computer assisted instruction systems.


This position description covers the essential functions and duties associated with this position.  Other duties may be assigned by the President or appropriate supervisory personnel.  The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.

How to Apply

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