Philosophy & Religion Instructor - 9 Months

Philosophy & Religion Instructor - 9 Months


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

Job Location

Winterville, NC


Based upon the college's salary plan


FT Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Closes: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Target Start Date

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Department Chair of English/Humanities

Employment Type

Full-Time Faculty Position

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in philosophy with 18 graduate hours in religious studies, master's degree in religious studies with 18 graduate hours in philosophy, or master's degree with 18 graduate hours in philosophy and 18 graduate hours in religious studies and two years of teaching experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.

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, PCC FACT book, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare various documents and reports such as lesson plans, grade/evaluation reports, attendance report, end-of quarter reports, long-range plans, etc., using the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.  Requires the ability to write and edit editorials, journals, critiques, poetry, etc.  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 such as education (teaching), English, history, etc., 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.)

Preferred Qualifications

See Minimum Qualifications

Position Description

Under limited supervision, instructs students in philosophy and religion classes and performs related administrative and recordkeeping duties. Interacts with and assists students in various areas. Reports to the Department Chair of English/Humanities.Teaches assigned traditional and/or online university-transfer courses in philosophy and religion. Assists with departmental literary publications. 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 recordkeeping 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 book; maintaining current online resources; and evaluating textbooks. Completes reports and online forms related to classes including Web Tracking Attendance, grading rubrics, end-of-semester reports, surveys, and grade reports. Promotes discipline across campus and assists with departmental events.
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 philosophy, religion, and/or other humanities 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.