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Drama/Speech Instructor

Seward County Community College

Job Description

Seward County Community College is a two-year institution offering 45 programs of study, including Adult Basic
Education, certificate programs and Associate of Arts, Science, General Studies and Applied Sciences degrees.
Ranked in the top 5% of more than 1,100 accredited community colleges in the U.S. by the Aspen Institute, SCCC
serves a student body of 2,500+ students ranging in age from 15 to 85, in a county with the highest foreign-born
percentage population in the U.S., and a rural service area of about 50,997 in seven Southwest Kansas counties
as well as neighboring counties in southeastern Colorado, the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles.

Responsibilities include preparation, teaching and conducting laboratory courses as assigned including but not
limited to development of syllabi; facilitating student learning in classroom and lab settings, recruiting,
advising, tutoring, and evaluating students. Teaching assignments may include some evenings.

Instruction in the following courses may include but not be limited to: Public Speaking, Interpersonal
Communication, Theatre courses e.g. Theatre Appreciation. Minimum of one theatre performance each
semester is required. Related courses may be taught depending on education and experience. The typical
teaching load is 24 credit hours of instruction and theater productions equal to 6 credit hours.

Master’s degree in Communications preferred. Bachelor’s degree with 18 graduate hours in
Communications/Speech/ Theatre or related field accepted. Evidence of thorough and accurate knowledge of
discipline required. Previous teaching instruction in community college or secondary education preferred
along with writing lab experience and knowledge of assessment.

Competitive salary. Participation in college Flexible Benefits program which includes options for single and family
health and dental coverage, optional insurances, and reimbursement accounts. Other benefits include: income
protection insurance; matching annuity; SCCC tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents; annual and
sick leave allowances and participation in social security (FICA) and state retirement programs (KPERS).

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Position Status: Full-Time
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Start Date: August 02, 2023

  • We regret that the College is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited
Visa status.
  • Successful applicant will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to employment.
  • Separate application required for additional or future openings.

Applications may be emailed to, faxed to 620-417-1124 or mailed. Direct inquiries to Human
Resources at 620-417-1123.

How to Apply
To be considered, all of the following materials must be submitted to the address below:

1. Completed and signed Seward County Community College application. Seward County Community
College application.

2. Cover letter, which states how the candidate specifically meets the qualifications.
3. Job-related resume including contact information for three professional references.
4. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions (copies are acceptable) and copies of any relevant

certifications, if applicable. If employed, it is the responsibility of the candidate to provide official

transcripts within 30 days. (Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated to determine
equivalency to U.S. standards. Any fee for such services is paid by the applicant.)

If any of the required materials are not submitted with your application packet, your application will be
deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening. Please notify Human
Resources if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements.

Mailing Address:
Human Resources Office
Drama/Speech Instructor
Seward County Community College
PO Box 1137
Liberal KS 67901-1137

More information about Seward County Community College can be found at

Selection Process
The search committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the position
announcement and job description and reserve the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting
the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for
an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are usually conducted on
campus by the search committee. Additional interviews and/or teaching demonstrations may be required.

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