• Sociology Instructor, Crowder College

  • Posted: 03/22/2021

    Position Summary
    Teach sociology courses as scheduled and agreed to with division chair and in keeping with the guidelines listed below, assist students with advising and enrollment as needed, and fulfill committee and other duties as assigned. Assignments may include all delivery methods (traditional, online, and hybrid). Class load will be fifteen credit hours per semester. Teaching assignments may involve day/evening or off-site classes.
     
    Essential Job Duties
    The primary function of faculty members at Crowder College is to help Crowder students maximize their learning. Duties include those related to curriculum, instruction, student advisement, professional enrichment, institutional service and other tasks associated with full-time faculty, which may include evenings and weekends. Delivery methods may include traditional, online, or flex. Travel to other instructional sites may be required. Learning is the key to human growth and development. In order to help our students be better learners, faculty members in general are expected to:
     

    • Devote full time and energy to maximize student learning outcomes.
    • Continue learning through professional development activities.
    • Be role models for learning behavior.
    • Include students in all facets of instruction, guidance, and academic association.
    • Maintain confidential relationships with respect to student information.
    • Respect student thought.
    • Select appropriate texts and other course materials in conjunction with the appropriate division chair. Selection of materials should be reported to the bookstore by the prescribed deadlines.
    • Adhere to student abilities and competencies listed in the institutional syllabus of courses taught.
    • Develop and distribute course syllabi based on the institutional syllabi. Copies should be submitted to division chairs and Associate VP each semester.
    • Return evaluated student exams and papers in a timely fashion.
    • Maintain grades and class status information.
    • Submit required reports by deadlines.
    • Meet classes at the listed times.
    • Maintain regular office hours. Generally, that would include 8-10 hours total per week with times in both mornings and afternoons.
    • Serve on institutional committees as needed.
    • Support college activities.
    • Do faculty evaluations within prescribed guidelines.
    • Teach 15 hours as a regular load.
    • Perform departmental and divisional responsibilities.
    • Dismiss classes only with prior approval from the division chair and/or Associate VP.
    • Schedule no more than one week’s worth of absences for school business, school activities, or personal days per semester.
    • Must attend graduation ceremonies
     
    Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Master’s degree required in Sociology or closely related field.  
    • Willingness to teach or learn to teach on-line.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and implement responsibilities effectively.
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, other professionals, staff, and the public.
     
    Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Three years teaching experience preferred.
    • Experience in development of materials and media for online learning
    • Knowledge of a learning management system (such as Canvas)
    • Preferential consideration will be given to individuals holding credentials to teach an additional Social Science discipline, ex. Geography, History, Philosophy, or Sociology in addition to Sociology

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