This full-time position w/benefits will begin with the Fall, 2021, semester. The successful candidate's primary office will be located on the Highland Community College campus in Highland, Kansas. The instructor will teach via on-ground, hybrid, interactive distance learning (IDL) or Zoom, and HyFlex formats as assigned. Students may be attending courses face-to-face or remotely via instructional technology such as Zoom video conferencing.
The Mathematics Instructor will teach all assigned courses and associated activities as related to major subject area. Courses include but are not limited to: Developmental Math courses in an Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) co-requisite format, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Contemporary Math, Statistics, and possibly Calculus I, II, and III. The instructor will prepare all instructional materials for the various learning activities associated with their major subject area, maintain accurate student records, and serve actively on college committees. Related responsibilities include recruiting interested students, keeping current in the discipline, recommending pertinent library materials for acquisition to the HCC Library, participating in faculty meetings, cooperating and assisting Student Services with regard to student needs, and attending commencement ceremonies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Prepare course syllabi, first-day handouts, and Learning Management System (LMS) course shells, and
provide the appropriate information therein to students on or before the first day of class.
2. Maintain student records and observe confidential ethical practices (i.e. attendance, grades, and
3. Complete requested documents and follow assessment procedures as needed by the Vice President
for Academic Affairs, Director of Institutional Research, and academic committees involved with
assessment. Prepare and maintain meaningful assessment methods to include administering any
4. Meet all classes and associated activities as scheduled and practice appropriate classroom management.
Associated activities include but are not limited to: Field trips, Theatre performances, Cultural and social
5. Post and maintain office hours to advise and counsel students who request assistance. Refer students
who need additional assistance to the appropriate college support service area for tutoring/counsel.
6. Prepare and submit annual professional/educational development plan.
7. Maintain a learning environment in the classroom using teaching methods rooted in innovation and
the latest cognitive science.
8. Recommend pertinent materials to the Director of the Library for students who may be interested in
further readings in subject area.
9. Conduct periodic self and formal (per Master Contract) evaluation of instruction.
10. Prepare and submit reports, plans of action, program review, state reports, survey results, student
placement reports, leave requests, travel requests, etc., on a timely basis as required.
11. Attend in-services, Mathematics Division meetings, and faculty meetings as called.
12. Be familiar and comply with the College policies, procedures, and announcements.
13. Submit textbook requests when needed and as per College procedures and maintain up-to-date
instructional program materials and equipment inventory.
14. Communicate with on campus and regional colleagues, adjunct instructors, and other community
colleges and universities.
15. Provide subject area leadership in the development of new major courses, support courses, and/or
16. Consistently strive to improve the quality of service provided to the community.
17. Provide subject area leadership in the development of new major courses, support courses, and/or
18. Seek the most effective ways to facilitate learning to stimulate critical thinking, to develop skills, and to
broaden and enrich student interest.
19. Attend commencement ceremonies.
20. Serve on committee(s) as required.
21. Actively participate in the recruitment, advising, enrollment and retention of students in the program.
22. Ensure moral, ethical, and integrity values.
Education and Experience
Master's degree in Math or Master's degree in any field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in mathematics required.
Community college teaching, curriculum development, teaching online, remote, or hybrid preferred. Experience with active learning techniques and Accelerated Learning Programs strongly preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The instructor will possess:
- Knowledge of subject area;
- Skill and ability to convey the knowledge to students in an effective manner and as required by the Board of Trustees;
- Ability to organize and direct all instructional activities in compliance with safe and standard practices;
- Ability to work with and assist students in academic planning;
- Ability to communicate effectively with others to facilitate consensus;
- Ability to represent and promote the welfare of the College as required;
- Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents of the community college environment including the public.