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Instructor, Communication Stokes County

Forsyth Technical Community College

Job Description

The instructor will be a member of a team that supports student achievement and success from recruitment through graduation and beyond, advancing equitable economic mobility, personal empowerment, and transformed communities. An instructor conducts college courses at appropriate rigor for undergraduate students as assigned by the department chair and approved by the dean. The instructor will facilitate the learning process by designing and implementing appropriate and meaningful instructional activities. The instructor will also evaluate student learning by creating and implementing well-designed assessment tools. Additionally, the instructor will participate in curriculum development, advise students, and engage in institutional service, professional development, and other duties assigned by the department chair. This individual will also keep accurate records pertaining to students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree with at least 18 graduate level hours in Communication. Note: Degrees and hours must be from a college accredited by a United States Department of Education accepted accrediting agency such as SACSCOC.
  • Two years of teaching experience
  • Teaching experience in higher education
  • Understanding of distance learning technologies
  • Understanding of assessment and continuous improvement
  • Ability to travel to multiple campuses as necessary.
  • Ability to teach high school students at the high schools as necessary.
  • Ability to work as part of a cohesive team.
  • Willingness to work primarily from an offsite center or campus.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the unique mission and vision of Forsyth Tech.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least three years teaching experience in a community college
  • Experience teaching hybrid, online and/or multimodal courses

Essential Duties

Teaching and Learning:
  • Assumes responsibility for teaching assignments as recommended by the department chairperson and approved by the dean.
  • Facilitates the learning process by designing and implementing inclusive instructional activities that are appropriate and meaningful and that maximize equitable student outcomes.
  • Adheres to the departmental course guidelines and ensures that content includes program, state, and SACSCOC-approved competencies.
  • Prepares assignments as applicable.
  • Assumes responsibility for accurately maintaining all required college records including attendance and grade reports.
  • Compiles bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments where applicable.
  • Assesses student learning using appropriate modalities.
  • Appropriately utilizes learning management system tools as required by the college and/or department.
Curriculum Development:
  • Maintains, reviews and updates course descriptions, objectives, and syllabi for courses of instruction.
  • Incorporates inclusive content and work to eliminate discriminatory and exclusionary content from curriculum.
  • Intentionally designs learning experiences that extend beyond facilitating classroom instruction and assist students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes.
  • Develops new courses of study as necessary.
  • Makes recommendations to department chairperson for selection of supplies, equipment, equipment repairs, textbooks for courses of study, and the scheduling of classroom and laboratory facilities.
  • Participates in departmental activities relative to revising and updating the program(s) in the area of expertise.
  • Assists with the development of new programs in the area of expertise.
  • Engages in curriculum and program development that incorporates current educational theories and research.
  • Applies holistic advising principles to support students in the fulfillment of their educational and career goals.
  • Actively engage advisees.
  • Participates in department, division, and college-wide advising activities.
  • Learns and maintains proficiency with program requirements of assigned advisees.
  • Utilizes student advising, registration, and retention tools (ie. Colleague, MyForsythTech, and Navigate)
  • Follows up with all assigned advisees.
  • Attends training sessions relative to advising.
  • Maintains on-campus student hours.
Professional Development:
  • Develops a professional development plan approved by supervisor.
  • Maintains current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for position.
  • Maintains membership and participation in professional organizations.
  • Pursue continuous improvement in the areas of subject matter expertise; teaching and learning; the use of educational technology; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and other areas related to the strategic goals of the college.
  • Reads professional literature.
  • Keeps abreast of current technology relevant to instruction, advising, program area, and required institutional practices.
  • Attends workshops, conferences, and professional meetings.
  • Participates in professional development activities to fulfill professional development plan.
Institutional Service:
  • Adheres to all institutional policies and procedures.
  • Attends all required department, division, and college-wide meetings.
  • Serves on committees as required.
  • Participates in college-wide activities.
  • Participates in program planning and improvement processes.
  • Makes constructive contributions to the shared vision of the college by engaging in work groups and shared governance across campus.
  • Actively participates in student recruitment, engagement, retention, and completion efforts.
Community Relations:
  • Maintains contact with specialized vocations where applicable.
  • Is alert to public relations opportunities and uses these to promote the college and the department.
  • Assists in planning and conducting advisory committee meetings.
  • Represents the college and program at recruiting events as needed.
  • Cultivates an understanding of the strengths and growth opportunities of the communities that the college serves.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee will need to regularly operate and use computers, phones and other electronic equipment.
  • The employee will frequently communicate with other employees and students and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • The employee may need to move around their office and / or campus to attend meetings / classes and to access files, machinery or other job-related tools.
  • The employee may need to lift and/or move equipment, tools or paperwork up to 25 pounds.
  • The employee may need to position themselves by reaching, stooping, kneeling or crouching in order to adjust or collect equipment and/or supplies
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Encounters low to moderate noise levels in the work environment.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
If you need assistance, please contact Human Resources at 336-734-7302. AA/EOE.

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