Overview

The successful candidate will be required to teach courses in the primary discipline area of History. Preference will be given to applicants with a secondary discipline of either Geography, Political Science, Sociology, or other Social Science field. 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.

Office location and campus assignment will vary depending on student need, and may 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 success. Develop, implement, and disseminate course policies.
  3. Support college goal of enhanced retention by constantly encouraging and motivating students towards academic and occupational success.
  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. Willingness 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

  • Master’s Degree or higher in History, or Master’s in a Social Science field with 18 graduate semester hours in History.
  • Minimum of three years of college teaching experience required.
  • Familiarity with the comprehensive community college philosophy is required.
  • The primary qualifications include meeting education requirements established by the college’s Quality Faculty Plan (QFP), with additional requirements determined by the position held.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or higher in a Social Science field, with 18 graduate semester hours in History and 18 graduate semester hours in Geography, Political Science, Sociology, or other related field.
  • Community college teaching experience is preferred.
  • SCC’s Department of Humanities and Social Science 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.