Overview

Basic Function and Responsibility:

This position will be responsible for delivering all levels of history and political science classes. Must be willing to teach a variety of methodologies: face-to-face, on-line, hybrid and video conferencing. Assignments may also include teaching at multiple sites during the course of a semester. This instructor will also be responsible for course instruction and classroom management. Duties include, but are not limited to, teaching classroom and laboratory sessions, curriculum development/restructuring, committee assignments, student academic advising, student recruitment, assessment of student learning, responsibility for materials and supplies, and budget management. All candidates interviewed will be required to provide a teaching demonstration.

Typical Physical Demands:

Requires prolonged standing or sitting. Requires frequent bending, stooping or stretching. May require light lifting. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Requires ability to distinguish letters or symbols. Requires the use of office equipment such as computer terminals, calculator, telephone, faxes, and copiers.

Typical Working Conditions:

Work is routinely performed in a classroom environment. Frequent contact with internal and external customers is required. Some travel may be required.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help students achieve their educational and career goals
  • Promote, develop, and deliver quality education programs with the intent to retain students to graduation
  • Organize and teach labs as assigned by the academic dean
  • Develop and revise course and program curricula with the assistance of the dean
  • Assess student learning outcomes in courses each term
  • Collaborate with the department to analyze assessment of student learning data and develop course and program improvement plans
  • Contribute to the annual evaluation and revision of institution level student learning outcomes.
  • Promote, model, and enforce academic integrity
  • Advise students
  • Refer students to college resources
  • Actively participate in college life and activities, such as college committees and student organizations
  • Participate in department, division, and college meetings
  • Initiate and pursue a professional growth plan to maintain competency and knowledge of current research, practice trends in the field
  • Post student attendance, grades, and course syllabus to the college LMS in accordance with college timelines
  • Exhibit a positive and professional demeanor and attitude, contributing to a productive and growth oriented work environment
  • Be available in office for student assistance via email, phone, or conference
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with FERPA and Title IX regulations
  • Implement accommodations for ADA compliance
  • Demonstrate professional decorum with all members of the college and community
  • Undertake and timely complete additional duties as assigned, e.g. development of class schedules, budget development, course and program evaluations, committee assignments, reports, and equipment needs and evaluations
  • Other duties as assigned which may include:
    • Review faculty credentials in consultation with the Academic Dean
    • Review student transcripts upon request
    • Assist with instructor orientations
    • Assist the College with NACEP accreditation standards

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills.
  • Effective organizational skills, particularly as they relate to the teaching-learning process.
  • Capable of creating a classroom and lab environment, which is conducive to student learning.
  • Strong motivation to work/serve under-prepared students.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.

Education:
Required: Master’s degree in history.
Preferred: Master’s degree in history with 18 hours of additional graduate work in political science or related field.

Experience:
Required: None
Preferred: Three years teaching experience which demonstrate skill in both residential and online modalities.

BENEFITS:
Iowa Western offers a wide array of competitive benefits, including medical and dental coverage, life insurance, retirement with generous matching, and paid time-off (including numerous holidays).

Human Resources Department
Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Fax: 712-325-3739
Email Address: hrdept@iwcc.edu