Responsibilities include: teaching courses in Geology, Meteorology, Physical Science and upper level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise that support an Earth Science minor (e.g. Climate Science, Mineralogy, Paleontology). In addition, collaboration with and support of other disciplines such as Physics, Biology, and Geography as well as public outreach are encouraged.
Examples of Work Performed:
1. Contribute to students’ academic growth and development, which includes all of the following.
A. Teaching, which includes but is not limited to the following: i. Have knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject ii. Maintain competence in the assigned field of specialization and exhibit professional competence in the classroom, studio or laboratory iii. Maintain a classroom environment conducive to learning iv. Maintain respect for the student and the student’s posture as a learner v. Organize course and subject matter to acquaint all students with the course requirements including specific objectives, and methods of evaluation vi. Organize course presentations through short-term and long-range outcomes vii. Present abstract ideas and theories clearly viii. Conduct classroom presentations and activities utilizing methods appropriate to reach students of varying educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles ix. Actively engage students in lectures, discussions or laboratories x. Coordinate handouts, video and/or online materials and/or articles to update course content xi. Incorporate new methodologies in teaching and technology into classes xii. Encourage student to think for themselves xiii. Be flexible and willing to experiment xiv. Be reliable in meeting scheduled responsibilities xv. Be accessible to students; post and maintain office hours xvi. Provide regular and timely assessment of student progress xvii. Be fair in examinations and grading xviii. Participate in program assessment and catalog revisions xix. Periodically evaluate and develop new courses, where necessary, revise and update existing courses to maintain relevant and current content.
B. Advising students, which includes but is not limited to the following: i. Help students plan programs of study ii. Provide students with advice on academic issues and career counseling iii. Assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of the departmental enrollment management plan, including serving directly in student recruitment, retention, and success strategies iv. Schedule and maintain regular office hours for student advising v. Establish and maintain regular contact with advisees vi. Provide leadership and supervision for student activities
2. Professional achievement and continual preparation and study through scholarly and creative activity will vary according to the field, examples of which may include the following: A. Participate in academic organizations related to teaching assignment B. Give scholarly presentations, workshops or performances C. Produce scholarly materials such as original or applied research, manuscripts, articles, book reviews, musical arrangements, or works of art D. Engage in appropriate professional development to enhance performance as faculty member E. Seek external funding through grant and contract work related to discipline, as appropriate and assigned F. Provide evidence of achievement within and significance of contributions to field G. Provide evidence of quality and originality of thought or work and breadth and depth of perspective H. Be willing and able to continue individual development and professional productivity as a member of the faculty.
3. Professional services rendered outside the academic discipline in ways other than teaching that contribute to the work of the College vary from individual to individual. Service to the college and community, and profession related to the professional assignment includes the following: A. Participate in campus and community presentations B. Serve on discipline, department, school, and campus-wide committees and initiatives C. Take an active role in discipline, departmental, and school accreditation and reaccreditation activities, as appropriate and as assigned D. Periodically evaluate and develop new courses, where necessary, consistent with the role and mission of the institution, school and department E. Sponsor student organizations, as appropriate and assigned, and participate in student-based activities F. Provide leadership in professional organizations and/or good citizenship in the community at large G. Foster and sustain collegial relations with campus, community and profession
Education: PhD preferred, ABD accepted. PhD is required for tenure.
Experience: Experience in teaching and/or in research/scholarship. Experience in effectively using technology to facilitate student learning and to expand student access preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Attractive and comprehensive benefit package.
About Wayne State College
Wayne State College is one of the most dynamic, regional public colleges in the Midwest, located in Northeast Nebraska, close to Sioux City, Iowa, and within a two-hour drive to Sioux Falls, Omaha and Lincoln. With a student population of 3,500, the college is a focal point and catalyst in Northeast Nebraska, not only for education but also for community and economic development, the arts, and cultural activity. Strong leadership, steady enrollment, a focus on student development and teaching, and several recently completed building projects attest to the College’s vitality. Wayne State College offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and minors and three graduate degrees, preparing students for careers in health professions, business, education, the arts, industrial technology, and sport management. Wayne State College is a collective-bargaining institution.