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Instructor, Communication

Instructor, Communication

ID 
2018-2241
# of Openings 
1
Job Location 
US-WY-Cheyenne
Posted Date 
4/23/2018

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Overview

The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference.

 

A copy of official/unofficial transcripts are required in order to be considered for this position.  You can upload these documents when you create your applicant profile.

 

Laramie County Community College seeks a dynamic communication instructor that has a proven track record of teaching excellence in the public speaking classroom. This instructor will teach public speaking with potential to teach the introduction to college success course. Additionally, the instructor would be adaptable to diverse learners with varying backgrounds and levels of preparation. The candidate should have the ability to utilize the Canvas online learning management system for both supplemental and mediated instruction. Opportunities may arise to teach at LCCC's Eastern Wyoming and Albany County campuses. 

 

Job Summary: 

The Instructor, Communication position is a full-time benefited position that strives for teaching excellence in the communication classroom. This position is responsible for the instruction of public speaking courses with the potential to teach introduction to college success courses. An instructor in this position must be able to adapt to diverse learners with varying background and levels of preparation. This position requires the ability to utilize online learning management systems for both supplemental and mediated instructions. Instruction of courses is primarily on the Cheyenne, WY Campus but may also include outreach campuses such as Albany County Campus and Eastern Laramie County Campus.

Laramie County Community College is dedicated to student success and aspires to develop world-class community college faculty.  The College’s faculty positions have the primary responsibilities of teaching assigned courses, holding regular office hours, being available for students, advising, and collaborating on departmental objectives. In addition, all faculty work in alignment with the College’s mission, vision, and values to continuously improve as professional educators and experts in their field. Faculty further serve the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution. Full-time faculty are offered provisional status upon employment. All LCCC faculty are supported by the Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET).

 

 

Salary and Benefits: This is a 9-Month, Faculty 1 position. Starting salary: $41,500-$49,800. 

 

Priority Screening Date: For full consideration, apply by May 31st, 2018.

 

Starting Date: August 20th, 2018.

 

For information about Cheyenne pleasde visit http://lccc.wy.edu/about/welcome.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions:  

 

Facilitate Learning (80-90%)

Faculty employ effective teaching practices coupled with the development and use of appropriate educational materials, delivery strategies, and effective assessment practices. Responsibilities associated with this function include:

Teaching:

  • Teach assigned classes as per course schedule and meet required contact hours, unless permission to deviate has been approved by appropriate supervisor to accommodate student need
  • Teach classes according to the approved Master Course Outline of Record (MCOR) and provide a current course syllabus for each course taught to the appropriate supervisor
  • Post and maintain office hours or maintain regular hours in the Student Success Center, Writing & Communication Center, or other areas approved by the Dean in accordance with College policy and procedure
  • Communicate with and respond to students in a timely manner (in most instances this means 1-2 faculty work days)

Curriculum Development:

  • Assist in the design, implementation, and review of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
  • Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and appropriate to course and program competencies
  • Develop and maintain instructional materials to support course and program competencies as applicable
  • Coordinate with and provide input to appropriate subject librarian to assist in selecting, evaluating, and deselecting library resources as applicable

Instructional Delivery:

  • Foster a supportive learning environment that encourages student success
  • Incorporate current subject matter expertise into instruction
  • Utilize varied learning activities to maximize student engagement and success
  • Employ relevant teaching tools, strategies, and classroom technologies

Assessment of Student Learning and Continuous Improvement:

  • Support student learning with timely and on-going feedback on progress and provide assistance towards meeting the course competencies
  • Evaluate student progress through cycles of formative and summative assessment
  • Comply with College procedures and practices related to instructional delivery, assessment, and reporting requirements to include records management
  • Engage with colleagues in the course, program, and institutional level assessment cycle of student learning for college data collection and continuous improvement

Service to the College (5-10%)

Faculty contribute to the College by engaging in activities that support, stimulate, and sustain the institution and the community.

Responsibilities associated with this function include:
Align with Core Values:

  • Faculty demonstrate a commitment to the College by involvement in one or more of the following:
  • Serving on recognized College committees
  • Participating in student, College, or community-sponsored activities
  • Advise student clubs or groups

Build Relationships:

  • Engage in active and productive collaboration with colleagues through department, school, and College-wide initiatives such as attending faculty and department meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, etc.
  • Assist with program promotion and recruitment of students through collaborative relationships with external stakeholders such as four-year partners in transfer and/or articulation, industry, high schools, etc.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders such as Advising, Admissions, Student Success, Financial Aid, and the Career Center to promote student success
  • Provide collegial assistance and mentoring for colleagues

Professional Development (5-10%)
Faculty are knowledgeable about their subject matter and maintain relevancy in their field through activities such as research, publications, presentations, professional association memberships, and/or conference attendance. Responsibilities associated with this function include:

  • Maintain current subject matter expertise and expand knowledge through professional development
  • Comply with the minimum faculty qualifications and credentials, and, if applicable, maintain required certification or licensure per Administrative Procedure 2.7P (Minimum Faculty Qualifications Procedure)
  • Engage in professional development activities in order to incorporate best practices to instruction
  • Develop communities and professional relationships that are relative to teaching assignments such as advisory committees, industry partners, and other external stakeholders
  • Share knowledge gained through professional development with internal and external stakeholders

Nonessential Functions:  

:An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis

  • Assists in development of annual program budgets; and works closely with the School Dean on the development of annual school budgets when appropriate
  • Assists in the design and implementation of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
  • Advises student clubs or groups as appropriate
  • Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate
  • Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
  • Keeps informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction via professional development activities
  • As required, attends college, division, program, and professional trainings, events, and meetings; may require overnight travel
  • Provides Collegial assistance and mentoring for new faculty within discipline area, as needed
  • Full participation in the Faculty Academy
  • Teach at LCCC satellite or outreach campuses as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

All LCCC faculty are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the competency areas appropriate to their faculty level as defined in the College’s Administrative Procedure 2.17.1P. In addition, requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include

  • Knowledge of best practices in: course preparation; classroom and time management; instructional strategies and content delivery; developing learning resources and activities; curriculum development and assessment strategies
  • Ability to deal with conflicts, confrontations, and disagreements in a professional manner, which minimizes personal impact and maintains a professional demeanor. Accepts interpersonal and cultural diversity and accepts that colleagues may have professional differences of opinion that should not interfere with working relationships
  • Ability to modify behavior and practices in response to feedback, new information, changing conditions, obstacles, and/or student needs
  • Ability to present and express ideas and information clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the audience, whether oral or written. Actively listens to what others are saying to achieve understanding. Shares relevant information with others and facilitates the open exchange of ideas and information
  • Ability to effectively analyze problems, determine solutions, and take decisive action with personal responsibility over the decision(s) to achieve outcomes and goals
  • Knowledge and ability of utilizing evidence/data on desired outcomes to assess effectiveness and efficiency
  • Ability to accurately evaluate own performance and skill deficits and identifies skill and abilities to target training and development activities related to current and future job responsibilities. Sets short and long term goals in tandem with supervisor as part of regular professional development and performance evaluation
  • Ability to travel, as necessary
  • Ability to manage, maintain, and accept fiscal responsibility for the discipline specific materials and equipment
  • Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management systems
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process). Ability to read, interpret and consider possible applications of business literature and legal documents
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices

Physical/Mental Demands: 

·         To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors

  • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
  • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, and weekends as needed
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations

·         While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities

  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor

·         An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform position essential functions

·         Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Communication or a master’s degree in a related field of study and 18 graduate credit hours in Communication.

Although some faculty positions may necessitate specific education and/or experience requirements, all LCCC Faculty are required to meet the minimum faculty qualifications as defined within the College’s Administrative Procedure 2.7P. 

 

Preferred:

  • Five or more years of communication teaching experience
  • Demonstrated teaching experience among diverse populations (i.e. developmental, at risk, non-traditional, first generation, students with learning and other disabilities, etc)
  • Experience and proficiency with online instruction

 

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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

 

Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.

 

The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217,TitleIX_ADA.Coordinator@lccc.wy.edu.

 

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