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Faculty - Philosophy Instructor (FY 2024-25)

South Texas College

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location McAllen, Texas, United States
Job description

Faculty - Philosophy Instructor (FY 2024-25)

Location: Pecan

FLSA: Exempt

Desired Start Date: 08/14/2024

Close Date: 3/29/2024

Job Description Summary:

South Texas College is a comprehensive institution, which places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment at the College.

Essential Duties:

1. Mastery of Subject Matter:

• Demonstrates a thorough and accurate knowledge of the field or discipline

• Possesses appropriate educational/professional credentials to teach in field or discipline

• Attempts to connect subject matter with related fields

• Maintains currency in subject matter through professional development

2. Teaching Performance:

• Plans and organizes instruction in ways which maximize student learning

• Effectively employs teaching and learning strategies that promote student engagement

• Modifies instructional methods and strategies to meet students needs

• Effectively employs available instructional technology when appropriate

• Encourages the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments

• Effectively communicates subject matter content to student

• Contributes to the selection and development of instructional materials

3. Evaluation of Student Learning:

• Participates in the development, implementation, and assessment of departmental student learning outcomes

• Develops and uses evaluation methods, which fairly measures student progress toward outcomes

• Evaluates and expeditiously returns student work to promote maximum learning

• Maintains accurate records of student progress

• Submits final grade rosters and supporting documents according to established deadlines

4. Support of College Policies and Procedures:

• Maintains familiarity with and adheres to College Policies and Procedures

• Fulfills requirements of instructors set forth in the letter of appointment

• Maintains regular office hours to ensure accessibility to students and colleagues

• Prepares, distributes, and submits syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program, division and College procedures

• Prepares and submits First Week Financial Aid Attendance Rosters, Census Rosters, and Learning Outcome Data, by the respective deadlines each semester

• Assures confidentiality

5. Participation in College, Division, and Program Activities:

• Serves on College, divisional, and program committees, teams, and task forces as assigned

• Attends meetings and events as required by College administration

• Participates in professional activities which contribute to the educational goals of the College and its constituents

• Responds in a timely fashion to information requests from College and division administrators and program chairs

• Fosters and maintains effective working relationships with students, colleagues, and supervisors

• Assists the chair in developing, reviewing, and revising curriculum

6. Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs:

• Participates in student advising

• Maintains familiarity with College goals, mission, and long-range plans

• Contributes to planning and development processes through appropriate channels

• Performs professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, mission, and plans of College, division, and program

• Facilitates recruitment and retention of students

7. Performs other duties as assigned

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Education and/or Experience:

Applicant must meet the STC credential requirements as per Board Policy DBA — Employment Requirements and Restrictions: Credentials and Records located at https://pol.tasb.org/PolicyOnline/PolicyDetails?key=632&code=DBA#localTabContent

• Doctorate degree in Philosophy from an accredited institution, preferred

• Masters degree in Philosophy or Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Philosophy from an accredited institution, required.

Preferred Qualification:

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

• Security Sensitive position: all applicants are subject to a criminal background check under South Texas College policy.

• In addition, subject to a federal background check.

EEO Statement:

For additional information and to apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5090916

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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/5090916
Hard deadline May 29, 2024, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information https://www.southtexascollege.edu/
Time created March 20, 2024, 6:11pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 29, 2024, 11:59pm CST
Last updated March 20, 2024, 6:11pm UTC
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