Under the general direction of the Associate Dean this position will be responsible for the instruction of students in the discipline of English.
- Master of Arts degree in Philosophy required;
- 2 years of teaching experience, preferably in a higher education institution.
Essential Job Functions:
- Based on Master Syllabus, design and teach assigned class session(s), leveraging digital content and multi-media resources in the classroom.
- Assess student engagement/understanding during each class session.
- Collect, grade, and report assignments and homework.
- Assess and monitor student progress and understanding throughout the course.
- Remediate student's lack of prerequisite knowledge.
- Offer content help through various means.
- Select course materials as they reflect the Master Syllabus.
- Place the syllabus, readings and homework on Blackboard.
- Maintain and update the syllabus and course materials.
- Set up online courses when relevant.
- Create new digital instruction materials.
- Exhibit a spirit of inquiry about teaching and learning, student development, and evaluation methods.
- Use evidence-based resources to improve and support teaching.
- Develop an area of expertise in the academic arena.
- Share teaching expertise with colleagues and others.
- Demonstrate integrity as a scholar.
- Provide required office hours.
- Effectively communicate with students via e-mail, phone or online discussion boards.
- Provide academic advice and guidance to students.
- Submit grades, on time, via the faculty portal.
- Manage incompletes and make-ups.
- Occasionally instruct Independent Study students for purpose of graduation.
- Identify individual learning styles and unique needs of students who are culturally diverse, traditional vs. non-traditional, at-risk (e.g., educationally disadvantaged, learning and/or physically challenged, social and economic issues).
- Advise learners in ways to help them meet their educational goals.
- Create a learning environment that facilitates self-reflection and personal goal setting.
- Foster the development of learners in these areas: cognitive, psychomotor, affective, and creative.
- Adapt teaching styles and interpersonal interactions to facilitate learning behaviors.
- Assist learners to engage in thoughtful and constructive self and peer evaluation.
- Encourage professional and personal development of learners.
- Provide input for the development of department standards and policies.
- Use a variety of strategies to assess and evaluate learning.
- Incorporate current research in assessment and evaluation practices.
- Use existing evaluation tools for assessing educational outcomes.
- Evaluate available resources for learner assessment and evaluation practices.
- Actively participate in all M&E.
- Analyze all M&E data.
- Advise learners regarding assessment and evaluation.
- Provide timely, thoughtful and constructive feedback to learners.
(Curriculum Design and Development)
- Actively participate in the design of the curriculum to reflect institutional philosophy and mission, current trends and best practices, community and societal needs, educational principles, theory and research, and use of technology.
- Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum development including: identifying program outcomes, developing competency standards, writing course objectives, selecting appropriate learning activities, selecting appropriate clinical experiences, and selecting appropriate evaluation strategies.
- Assist in revision of the curriculum based on evaluation of program outcomes, learner needs, societal and health care trends and stakeholder's feedback.
- Update courses to reflect the philosophical and theoretical framework of the curriculum.
- Design courses to reflect the philosophical and theoretical framework of the curriculum.
- Create and maintain community partnerships that support the educational goals.
- Evaluate educational goal attainment through community partnerships.
- Implement program assessment models.
- Analyze results of program evaluation and initiate curricular change when needed.
- Critique the program evaluation methods and plan.
- Maintain membership in professional organizations.
- Participate actively in professional organizations through committee work and/or leadership roles.
- Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning.
- Participate in professional development opportunities that will increase effectiveness in the role.
- Use feedback gained from self, peers, learners and administrative evaluation to improve role effectiveness.
- Acquire knowledge of legal and ethical issues relevant to higher education.
- Mentor and support faculty colleagues.
- Model cultural sensitivity when advocating for change.
- Create a culture for positive change and growth.
- Develop leadership skills in others to shape and implement growth, change and positivity.
- Adapt to changes created by external factors.
- Support change as an early adopter.
- Identify how social, economic, political and institutional forces influence higher education.
- Network, collaborate and partner with other disciplines to enhance influence within the academic community.
- Determine professional goals within the context of the position, department and institution.
- Participate on institutional and departmental committees.
- Assume a leadership role in various levels of institutional government.
This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
All applicants must provide the following information as part of the initial application package in order to receive consideration:
- Cover letter (including salary history)
- Completed BCCC Application and EEO Survey (located on Application Procedure tab)
- All unofficial transcripts