PT Philosophy Instructor

PT Philosophy Instructor


Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location

Downtown - Wilmington Campus 


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Optional Retirement Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, April 16, 2021
Closes: Friday, May 7, 2021

Target Start Date

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Part-time Faculty

Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of:

  • Classroom and online instructional techniques and procedures
  • Principles and procedures of academic and instructional program development and administration in the Philosophy
  • Workplace Safety
  • Current trends in philosophy
  • Principles and procedures of academic record keeping
  • Principles and techniques involved in development and administration of appropriate assessments in Philosophy courses

Ability To:

  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Interpret and apply CFCC goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully, both orally and in writing
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    1. Making observations
    2. Reading and writing
    3. Communicating with others
    4. Operating assigned equipment and/or software
    5. Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:
    1. Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
    2. Operating assigned equipment and/or software
    3. Handling varied tasks simultaneously 
    4. Bending, stooping, climbing, or lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Maintain mental capacity, which allow the capability of:
    1. Making sound decisions
    2. Responding to questions
    3. Demonstrating intellectual capabilities

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Minimum Education/Training:

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Philosophy courses

Minimum Experience:

  • none

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.
  • Successful candidates are required to submit official transcripts for all degrees obtained, within 30 days of hire date. If highest level of education is a High School diploma or equivalent, proof of completion is required.
  • Successful candidates who have obtained their education outside of the US and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated, at their own expense, by an outside credential evaluation service as equivalent to the Baccalaureate or Master’s degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.
  • This is a temporary part time contracted position and does not offer benefits other than voluntary participation in a 403B or 457 Retirement plan, for which no employer match is offered. Additionally, part time positions do not accrue vacation or sick leave, and do not accrue hours towards state service.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills:

  • Prior experience in teaching at post-secondary level is preferred
  • Knowledge of and ability to teach one or more of the Philosophy courses offered in the Humanities Department (History of Philosophy, Philosophical Issues, Western Philosophy I, Introduction to Logic, and Introduction to Ethics)


Position Description

Philosophy Instructors must have broad competencies in Philosophy and be able to provide CFCC students with classroom and/or online instruction to college students through lecture, handouts, and various forms of media, respond to questions, and to access students though testing, papers or other standard forms of academic assessment.

  • Receives general supervision from Department Chair, Humanities
  • Exercises no supervision

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide classroom and/or online instruction to students
  • Prepare lesson plans and schedule classroom and/or online activities; develop, and prepare supplemental materials to enhance course readings and lessons (Cannot solely be third party platform activities)
  • Develop and prepare appropriate methods of assessment (tests, papers, etc.) to evaluate student performance; grade and record individual scores (Cannot solely be third party platform evaluations)
  • Ensure that all instruction given to students, including lectures, tests, demonstrations, online exercises, and service projects are consistent with disciplinary and Departmental standards
  • Act as an academic advisor and counselor to students; provide tutoring to students outside of the classroom as needed
  • Participate in curriculum development and evaluation
  • Attend faculty meetings as required
  • Maintain timely and accurate records of student attendance and performance using CFCC’s online systems
  • Maintain other records and databases according to program needs or accreditation requirements
  • Stay abreast of new developments and changes in the academic field
  • Participate in staff/faculty development programs, workshops, seminars, and other continuing education programs on and/or off campus as appropriate
  • Oversee the implementation of policies and procedures related to required teaching area, Department, and the College
  • Participate on college committees and in other institutional activities and programs

Other Important Functions:

  • Fill in for other instructors as needed
  • Assess the relevancy and impact of various lessons and revise and improve lesson format when necessary
  • Evaluate various text books and select books to be used for future classes
  • Assist in the recruitment of students from the community and area high schools
  • Oversee and participate in the field studies and assignment; travel with students to provide assistance and instruction as appropriate
  • Participate in a variety of student related administrative activities including reviewing admission requirements, progress, and qualifications for graduation
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

How to Apply

Submit an Application through the Cape Fear Community College Careers page, along with a current resume, explanatory cover letter, and unofficial/official transcript documentation. This position REQUIRES UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR TRAINING CERTIFICATIONS be submitted in addition to the application. Please have these documents ready to upload when applying.

Job Post Contact

Anne W. Smith
Director of Human Resources
Cape Fear Community College
411 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7028