An incumbent is responsible for developing and improving curricula, instructing assigned courses consistent with syllabi, evaluating student learning, and fostering student success. Nature and Scope
An incumbent in this class typically reports to the Dean of Instruction through an Instructional Director, Department Chairperson or Program Coordinator. An incumbent is expected to plan, organize, and instruct in a manner to promote and direct successful student learning in keeping with the College's values and goals.
An incumbent may perform any combination of the below listed accountabilities as determined by the supervisor:
1. Plans, organizes, and instructs courses as assigned by the Department Chairperson/supervisor, utilizing effective and engaging instructional strategies, the learning management system (LMS), appropriate communication, classroom management, leadership skills, and instructional/educational technology to promote student success. Normal teaching contact hours per week are 18, unless otherwise modified by the Department Chairperson/Dean.
2. Demonstrates best practices in instruction and classroom management that respond to students' diverse academic needs.
3. Uses instructional technology including multimedia to meet students' learning needs and achieve the objectives of the academic program/College.
4. Assists or leads in planning and/or developing new curriculum and courses, as assigned by the Department Chairperson/Dean. Evaluates and revises existing curriculum and courses as part of the annual course evaluation process and/or as assigned. Contributes to program review.
5. Participates in the planning and implementation of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (SLOA).
6. Serves as an advisor for students, utilizing effective advisement strategies, the Student Educational Plan and other advisement tools to promote student retention and progression.
7. Assists students toward the successful completion of course(s) which the instructor is teaching by providing outreach, guidance, feedback, supplemental instruction, tutoring, and other approved forms of academic support.
8. Makes oneself accessible and available to assist students. Provides a minimum of six (6) posted office hours per week to students.
9. Maintains adequate and timely student records (e.g. grades are posted in the LMS in a timely fashion). Evaluates and reports students' progress and attendance in a timely manner.
10. Works as a team member with other faculty and staff to facilitate College and academic program operations and achieve goals and objectives. Provides guidance to new and adjunct faculty as assigned.
11. Assists in attaining and maintaining program accreditation.
12. Completes the New Faculty Development Program (NFDP) during the one-year probationary period to ensure understanding of the College's mission and preparation to instruct students with various learning styles and academic needs. Completes the Instructional Design Technology Certificate or can demonstrate mastery of its competencies.
13. Continues professional development/growth and a commitment to continuous improvement as an instructor. Remains current within his/her academic field/discipline.
14. Participates in departmental/campus/College meetings and serves on campus or collegewide committees. Participates in advisory committee meetings and other college and student-related activities. Advises student clubs and organizations as assigned.
15. Participates in developing and implementing college policies, objectives, and/or functions in accordance with the philosophy of the College. Areas include, but are not limited to: departmental program planning, marketing, budget development, and public relations.
16. Assists in providing support for operations/events/processes to enhance recruitment, enrollment/registration, advisement, transfer, and graduate employment, as assigned.
17. Participates in day, evening, and weekend program staffing, as requested.
18. Performs other related duties as required.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of effective and engaging instructional techniques and methods.
Knowledge of relevant subject matter in the incumbent's discipline/department.
Knowledge of computers and electronic instructional methodology.
Knowledge and understanding of competency-based learning.
Ability to develop and use teaching strategies that will promote successful learning by addressing different learning styles and strategies.
Ability to use assessment to enhance learning.
Ability to understand, evaluate, and appropriately use of instructional technology.
Ability to form an inclusive environment that respects diverse talents and ways of learning.
Ability to understand and maintain a commitment to Equal Access/Equal Opportunity.
Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to relate to and communicate effectively with a diverse population in a multicultural environment.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Biology or other Science-related discipline. Master's degree is preferred.
Four (4) years of relevant experience.