Instructor - English

Southeastern Community College

West Burlington, IA

ID: 7063156
Posted: January 20, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description
The successful candidate will be required to teach courses in English & Literature. Courses within the instructor’s additional area(s) of expertise may occasionally be taught if qualifications are met per the Code of the State of Iowa and the Higher Learning Commission.

This position will require teaching courses on SCC’s West Burlington and Keokuk campuses, and may also require travel to off-campus sites.

Other qualifications and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Experience motivating, interacting, and effectively communicating with students, faculty, administration, industry, and the general public in a civil and respectful manner.
2. Annually review and revise course goals, grading policies, and assessment of student learning outcomes. Develop, implement, and disseminate course policies.
3. Support college goal of enhanced retention by constantly encouraging and motivating students towards academic and occupational success. Create appropriate assessment tools and techniques to demonstrate that student learning outcomes are met.
4. Design, develop and /or revise new and existing courses and programs of study. This includes development of curriculum, syllabi, course outlines, and course standards.
5. Meet with classes regularly and promptly, maintain student attendance records, and keep regular posted office hours.
6. Demonstrate a willingness to work with others as a team member.
7. Participate in college activities beyond the classroom, including recruiting, advising and membership on standing committees.
8. Supervise students (if appropriate) according to the curricular requirements of their particular program. This may include work-study students, internships, clinical, and other work based experiences.
9. Implement varied and/or supplemental learning activities to accommodate individual student needs.
10. Willingness to teach using online and/or hybrid format(s).
11. Willing to accept teaching assignments at all SCC locations including off-campus sites.
12. Actively participate in the budget process of the college, including timely requests for instructional materials.
13. Promptly report unsafe practices, in and out of the classroom, in accordance with college policies and guidelines.
14. Conscientiously comply and support the Family Educations Rights and Privacy Act and SCC’s Affirmative Action Plan.
15. Assume full responsibility for the development and maintenance of an individual Professional Development Plan (PDP), in accordance with standards set forth in the college’s Board approved Quality Faculty Plan (QFP).
16. Exhibit commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy.
17. Model professional behaviors, values and attitudes for students, colleagues and the community.

Required Qualifications
1. Master’s Degree or higher in English is preferred.
2. Master’s Degree in an English-related field with at least 18 graduate semester hours in English is required.
3. Experience with developmental and technical writing is preferred.
4. Minimum of three years teaching experience is required.
5. Community college teaching experience is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
SCC’s Department of English is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

EEO Statement Summary
It is the policy of Southeastern Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, employment, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

Individuals having questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy should contact Tina Young, Title IX / Equity Coordinator, Southeastern Community College, 1500 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, IA 52655, email, phone number 319/208-5101, fax 319/208-5005 or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312/730-1560, fax 312/730-1576.


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