Faculty Job Requirements
Requirements: The Job Announcement will specify the minimum degree requirements for specific faculty positions.
All faculty positions are full-time “term” faculty appointments with excellent fringe benefits. Faculty will: utilize various technologies in the classroom and for distance delivery of instruction; have all other duties of a full-time instructor such as committee assignments and advising students; have ability to work effectively with supervisors, colleagues, staff and students as part of an education team; and, write and update curricula including course outlines and syllabi as required by the institution or industry trends.
All faculty should be team players with the ability to work well with others.
Hours: 30 credit hour teaching load per academic year; 7.5 office hours per week, in addition to other related assignments. (Teaching assignments may involve some evening, weekend and/or off-campus classes).
Function: One of Southern's highest priorities is meeting the current and future educational needs of the communities it serves. We are strategically positioned to set and surpass new standards of excellence in our primary teaching and learning mission. Guided by principles that emphasize educational programs and student success especially in learning and continuous improvement, we envision Southern as a premier learning organization that is in the forefront of community college technical education. Faculty should:
- Integrate learning outcome assessment techniques in their instructional planning, curriculum design, & teaching activities.
- Apply technology to the teaching & learning process.
- Deliver instruction in a variety of formats.
- Understand & apply organization theory.
- Thrive in cross-functional roles.
- Collaborate in flexible, imaginative problem solving.
- Make Data-driven decisions.
- Integrate interdisciplinary & global perspectives into their methodology.
Expectations: While a faculty teaching load of 30 credit hours in an academic year will include primary responsibilities for teaching and assessing learning; institutional service; advising; and professional development, the college seeks to break the frame that traditionally surrounds faculty assignments, especially since academic needs vary. As such, faculty should expect to integrate with their primary responsibilities some combination of the following:
Creating experiential learning opportunities and assessment techniques, i.e., work-based & service learning; portfolio assessment, including developing and evaluating learning portfolios; etc.
- students from target groups
- new full-time faculty
- adjunct faculty
Designing, formatting and delivering curriculum for synchronous and asynchronous learning.
Training & consulting for workforce initiatives, i.e. for public and corporate partners, etc.
Developing & implementing community education and extended learning programs.
Partnering with colleagues to enhance services to students and the community:
- recruiting & marketing
- advising with expanded responsibilities
- devising retention strategies & activities
Strengthening relations and collaborative activities with K-12 & baccalaureate-granting colleagues, i.e. Tech-Prep, School-to-Work, 2+2 Programs.