The instructor will be responsible for the instruction and evaluation of student performance while maintaining the standards and integrity of the humanities curricula and the institution. The instructor must possess an understanding of the range of needs that community colleges address and be committed to retaining students and helping them achieve their academic goals through a sense of a student centeredness. The instructor will uphold the philosophy that students learn from frequent and timely feedback in a positive environment and use a variety of multi-media and other instructional strategies that effectively communicate the course content to this generation of learners. Furthermore, the instructor must be willing to improve instruction through professional development. The instructor must show a willingness to assume instructional related responsibilities and leadership roles beyond the classroom such as mentoring adjuncts, serving as lead instructor, and serving on committees designed for problem solving and decision making on the division and institutional levels. The instructor is expected to teach courses in a variety of delivery methods including eight-week, twelve-week and sixteen-week formats in on-ground, hybrid and online settings. On occasion, the individual may be asked to teach an evening class or dual credit class. Knowledge and experience with learning management systems is essential and maintaining a classroom presence utilizing this technology is expected for all sections, whether online or on ground. In addition to the credit-hour expectations, SFCC faculty maintain a minimum of ten office hours per week and are available during the college's operating hours, Monday through Friday. The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Candidate must have completed a Master's degree in Geography and/or Political Science, or a related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in either Geography or Political Science. At least three years of teaching experience and a demonstrated record of teaching excellence is required. Preference is given to those with previous community college experience and demonstrated capabilities in the instruction of Geography and/or Political Science. Desired applicants should demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, a passion for education, an understanding of the community college population, a commitment to the mission and a vision of SFCC, and a concern for rigorous academic standards, retention and outcomes assessment, and the mastery of active learning techniques in the classroom.
Internal Number: 2967319
About State Fair Community College
In fall 1968, SFCC opened its doors to 436 students in an interim facility just west of the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Since then, thousands have joined the SFCC family as students, faculty, staff, partners, and community supporters to create a legacy of student centeredness and excellence.Today more than 5,000 students throughout our 14-county service area enroll in classes each year, taking advantage of our small classes, superb educators, beautiful campus, and some of the lowest tuition and fees in the state. Join us today!