Overview

Classification Title: Faculty
Posting Number: 0601269
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: English/FL

Teach all courses assigned and assist the department in its endeavor to serve students and to support the mission of Odessa College.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree with 18 or more graduate hours in English from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Experience in teaching composition in a computer-based environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to teach students from a wide spectrum of ages and from diverse cultural and social backgrounds, including high school students who are enrolled in concurrent classes;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent work ethic; and
  • Commitment to teaching excellence.

Specific Position Duties:

  • Teach assigned courses in the curriculum;
  • Teach face-to-face, web, hybrid, and ITV classes as requested, using a variety of instructional technologies including Tegrity and Blackboard;
  • Teach CollegeNow (Dual Credit) classes to locations in the West Texas area;
  • Assist with recruitment, advising, and retention activities as well as participate in various departmental and campus-wide committees;
  • Ability to teach all courses in the English curriculum: sophomore survey courses in American, British, and World Literature; freshman literature genre course; freshman composition; and developmental writing;
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge in the teaching field;
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to teach various courses, times, locations, and delivery methods, as needed and as reasonably requested by the college;
  • Utilizes appropriately challenging coursework to help students realize their full potential as learners;
  • Provides students with written expectations, e.g., syllabi, policies, assignment instructions, graded evaluations, etc.;
  • Administers tests which are appropriate to course content, including a comprehensive final exam measuring overall grasp of course objectives;
  • By ways and means of instructing students, affirms the worth and dignity of all persons and the right of all persons to learn;
  • Maintains an appropriate learning and assessment climate in the classroom, whether traditional, web, or distance, which encourages the free exchange of ideas while defending academic honesty and objectivity;
  • Prepares adequately for class and arrives promptly at class meetings, labs, and any other scheduled instructional activities;
  • Delivers material in a clear and understandable manner;
  • Addresses student concerns, i.e., comments, questions, and input, both in class and via posted office hours, timely electronic communication, and other suitable means.