• Instructor- English

    Posted: 04/21/2019

    North Central Texas College is accepting applications for an English Instructor; Denton County, Full-time
     
    Summary
    This position carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of North Central Texas College in carrying out the duties of the position and a commitment while embracing positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to our students and employees. 
     
    It is the responsibility of the teaching faculty to provide learning activities and support that will lead to the achievement of course and program objectives and to contribute to the overall educational environment of the college and community and to provide related services such as academic advising, committee participation, professional development, community development as well as other service support that is needed in the fulfillment of the North Central Texas College’s Mission. 
     
    Education:

    • Master’s Degree in English, Rhetoric, or Composition or Master’s degree and at least 18 graduate hours in English, Rhetoric, or Composition.
       
      Experience:
      Preferred:
      4+ years’ related work experience.
      Community college and or public-school teaching experience.
      Curriculum development and institutional effectiveness assessment.
      Online teaching experience.
      Dual credit teaching experience.
      Developmental teaching experience.
       
      Skills & Abilities:
      Required:
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Basic computer skills.
    • Exhibition of respect and professionalism in a spirit of collegiality.
    • Microsoft Office proficient.
    • Ability to promote an effective environment for learning in lecture and lab experiences.
    • Commitment to diversity and ability to work with students and colleagues from cultural, economic, ethnic, racial, religious, and social backgrounds.
    • Commitment to student success and promoting student-centered instruction.
       
      Responsibilities & Duties:
      Duties include:
    • Treats students and colleagues with respect.
    • Active involvement in issues of institutional effectiveness including student learning outcomes, program level outcomes, and marketable skill achievement.
    • Focuses teaching and outreach efforts on student success.
       
      Responsibilities include:
      Administrative Responsibilities
    • Meets class as scheduled.
    • Holds 10 hours a week for a regular semester for a standard teaching load or equivalent as directed by the division chair
    • Follows departmental policy for class cancellations.
    • Starts and ends class consistently on time.
    • Maintains appropriate records of grades/attendance and submits required reports to the Division Chair and Registrar on time.
    • Posts office hours and is available to students during that time.
    • Makes an appropriate syllabus available to students and Division Chair in a timely manner.
    • Is well organized and prepared for each class.
    • Completes institutional effectiveness documentation and actively participates in college accreditation practices
       
      Instructional Responsibilities
    • Maintains college level rigor and requires a high level of academic excellence from students.
    • Uses an appropriate variety of instructional methods to enhance learning.
    • Develops appropriate tests, projects and/or other evaluation activities for courses taught.
    • Considers Student Course Evaluations in the improvement of instruction.
    • Communicates effectively and in a timely manner with students.
    • Provides appropriate feedback on student assignments.
    • Encourages an atmosphere in which students may ask questions, offer opinions, and express ideas.
       
      Institutional Responsibilities
    • Communicates effectively and in a timely manner with colleagues and other college personnel.
    • Participates in departmental meetings and activities.
    • Serves on college committees.
    • Attends and participates in college in-service, workshops, and activities.
    • Participates in graduation ceremonies in full regalia.
       
      Professional Responsibilities
    • Keeps abreast of developments in the subject area and in instructional techniques.
    • Participates in professional development activities.
    • Shares ideas and materials related to the teaching field and/or pedagogy with colleagues.
    • Actively seeking opportunities to improve instruction to stay abreast of trends and best practices;
    • Participates in Peer Classroom Observation Program.
    • Annually identify goals and opportunities for professional growth.
    • Develop current and relevant curriculum that responds to professional best practices and legislative mandates.
       
      Academic Advising Responsibilities
    • Advises students regarding class scheduling, degree planning, and gives appropriate career advising.
    • Posts and maintains scheduled office hours.
     
    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Subject to criminal background check. Resume, Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae & Transcripts required in addition to application. Maintain a weekly minimum of 35 hours in work situations and environments during two standard 17 week long semesters or its equivalent throughout the contract period.  May be required to work additional hours as directed by the Division Chair and/or Dean. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Employee may be required to travel between campuses and attend local and out-of-town meetings as necessary.  Some teaching may be required on other NCTC campuses and/or other off-site locations.
     
    APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE THROUGH NCTC’s WEBSITE
    http://employment.nctc.edu/postings/4781
     
    North Central Texas College (“NCTC”) is an equal opportunity employer. NCTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetics, equal pay, or any other legally protected characteristic. NCTC prohibits harassment on the basis of a legally protected characteristic and/or retaliation for reporting a complaint.