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Part-Time Faculty Communication Studies (SPCH classes)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

1- Please attach electronic copy of your undergraduate and graduate transcript(s). 2- Applicants with degrees in Speech Pathology, Speech Disorders or similar are not credentialed to teach SPCH classes at Blinn College. 3- Applicants with degrees related to mass communication, journalism or similar are not credentialed to teach SPCH classes at Blinn College.

Posting Details

VEVRRA Federal Contractor - Priority referral protected veterans requested.

Position Information

Requisition Number 2017029F
Position Title Part-Time Faculty Communication Studies (SPCH classes)
Salary Range per part time faculty salary schedule
DBM Rating n/a
Job Type Part Time
Job Category Faculty
Anticipated Start Date 08/28/2017
Campus Bryan
Application Deadline
Extended Open Deadline
FLSA Status Exempt
Security Sensitive? Yes
Work Hours part time hours not to exceed 29 hours per week

Position Summary Information

Objective

Perform part-time operations of the instructional program. Faculty members at Blinn College are unranked and have the common title of faculty.

Essential Duties

• Provides instruction for courses at a variety of times and locations if needed. Main campus will be Bryan.
• Demonstrates a commitment to student engagement, student success, and instructional excellence.
• Maintains access to students through posted office hours and electronic communication.
• Prepares and utilizes a course syllabus and assessments for each course using guidelines established by the institution.
• Maintains current knowledge of effective teaching methodologies and utilizes a variety of instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational resources.
• Advises students in academic matters.
• Evaluates students’ performance through a variety of means to measure progress and keep them informed in a timely manner.
• Assists in the development, distribution and collection of assessments for courses and program objectives.
• Provides recommendations to the Academic Dean, Assistant Dean, Department Heads, and Curriculum Resource Team regarding curriculum.
• Demonstrates a positive and professional relationship with students, colleagues, college administration, and the community.
• Submits timely college reports and forms to the appropriate divisions/departments.
• Exhibits a commitment to lifelong learning through participation in professional development activities.
• Possesses a passion for teaching community college students.
• Demonstrates effective communication skills, both written and orally.
• Attends college orientation and required institutional meetings.
• Responsible for other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in the teaching field(s).

Must be able to pass required background checks for Blinn and background checks and/or finger printing for any external facilities, per their requirements.

Preferred Experience and Training

1- College level teaching experience desirable.

Physical Requirements
Required Degree, License or Certifications

Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in Communication, Communication Studies, Speech Communication.

Special Notes To Applicants

1- Please attach electronic copy of your undergraduate and graduate transcript(s).
2- Applicants with degrees in Speech Pathology, Speech Disorders or similar are not credentialed to teach SPCH classes at Blinn College.
3- Applicants with degrees related to mass communication, journalism or similar are not credentialed to teach SPCH classes at Blinn College.

Credentials

The College assigns appropriately credentialed faculty members in support of educational quality and the mission of the College, in keeping with Board policy DBA LOCAL-X (Employment Requirements and Restrictions – Credentials and Records: Credentials). College policy is consistent with sound educational practice and SACSCOC guidelines. Primary consideration is given to the highest degree earned in the discipline. Furthermore, Blinn College’s Faculty Credentialing Guidelines table specifies recommended credentials for each rubric within the college’s course inventory. http://www.blinn.edu/academic_affairs/Faculty_Credentialing_Guidelines.pdf

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally eligible for employment in the U.S.?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * To be eligible for employment in the U.S. and at Blinn College, would you need an H-1B visa or any visa sponsorship? If yes, please give details.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a masters degree with 18 graduate hours in the teaching field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * The criteria for accreditation adopted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) require that all faculty have "at least 18 graduate hours in their teaching field(s) and hold a Masters degree or higher. Please list the graduate course title and course number that make up your 18 graduate hours in your teaching field. (Education courses do not satisfy this requirement.).

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please tell us about your career goals and how teaching fits within it.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Tell us about your conflict resolution skills. Please provide an example of a real situation.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please discuss your teaching experience (if any) including Community Colleges, Universities and/or High Schools and how that prepares you for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please describe your teaching experience including courses taught and modality (online-face-to-face, hybrid).

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Please list the courses that you have previously taught at other institutions.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * What is your teaching philosophy?

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Please tell us when you are available to teach. Mornings, Afternoons or Evening.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Please tell us about your area of interest and/or specialization in Communication Studies.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Advertisement (specify below)
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Word of Mouth
    • Internet Site (specify below)
    • Other (specify below)
  14. * Please specify how you heard about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. * Are you an orphan of a veteran who was killed while on active duty? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD1300 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  16. * Are you a veteran’s surviving spouse who has not remarried? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD1300 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No
  17. * Are you a veteran? If yes, please upload a copy of your DD214 in the optional documents.
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcript 1
  4. Unofficial Undergraduate Transcript
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Other Transcripts 1
  4. Unofficial Other Transcripts 2
  5. Unofficial Other Transcripts 3
  6. Teaching Philosophy
  7. Portfolio/Work Sample
  8. Other Document 2
  9. Unofficial Graduate Transcript 2