Position Summary: North Central Missouri College is seeking a full-time 9-month tenure-track Political Science/Sociology Instructor beginning August 2017. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach the full range of college-level freshman and sophomore Political Science/Sociology courses.
Essential Functions: Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to
- Advance student learning through exemplary instruction in accordance with established course syllabus. Continuously improve instructional quality by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery.
- Teach a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.
- Commit to the learning process by participation in the development and revision of the curriculum and semester schedules.
- Develop methods to ensure student success; such as collaborative learning, learning communities, service learning, instructional technology and distance education to enhance retention. Provide access to students by posting office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods.
- Establish annual objectives to include personal and professional growth plans with the Dean of Instruction.
- Participate in student academic advising and assessment of student learning.
- Assist in the identification, recommendation, and training of adjunct faculty.
- Serve as lead instructor and faculty liaison for Political Science and Sociology dual credit instructors.
- Develop and maintain alliances with appropriate constituencies and institutions.
- Participate in division and college committees, and professional organizations.
- Maintain current knowledge in subject-matter as well as effective teaching and learning strategies.
- Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
- Teach evening, weekend, and on-line courses, if applicable.
Education: A Master’s degree in Political Science or a Master’s in a closely related field with 18 graduate hours in Political Science. Prefer candidate with 18 credit hours in Sociology as well.
Experience: Prefer individual who has taught political science courses at the college level to include distance and on-line learning in a technology-oriented environment. Must have a commitment to teaching excellence. Academic advising, departmental service, and community involvement are important.
Skills: Demonstrated competence in use of instructional technology with a commitment to change and innovation. Must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Minimum Salary: Minimum of $34,268.00 with Master’s Degree. Actual salary depends on experience, graduate hours beyond Master’s, overload or summer pay.
Physical Demands: Moving about between buildings on the NCMC campus; reaching, pulling, and pushing when filing; able to do repetitive tasks; remain stationary at a desk while typing; teaching in a classroom setting for extended periods. Fluctuations while moving on gravel, concrete and carpeted floors in a heated and air conditioned environment as well as the outside elements.
Environmental Demands: Fluctuations while moving on tile and carpeted floors in a heated and air conditioned environment.