To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
$1,208 per credit hour of instruction. Starting Spring Semester 2020 varies class times.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Under minimal supervision, the instructor is responsible for fostering student learning in English for one of the Kirkwood campuses. The instructor must evaluate, record, and report student achievement and progress in assigned courses in accordance with department, division, and College policies and procedures.
UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:
Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
Prepare and maintain accurate course syllabi and course handouts for each course taught.
Effectively organize and prepare learning activities for assigned courses in accordance with established syllabi.
Evaluate and record student performance/achievement on a regular basis and provide consistent, meaningful student feedback.
Participate in student learning assessment projects.
Participate in the development and/or execution of departmental tasks and projects in the area of instruction or instructional support.
Assist in maintaining appropriate materials, equipment, and supplies to support the learning environment in established department courses.
Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students as well as clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
Possess the ability to organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
Manage a classroom setting in a way or manner that is acceptable and consistent with department and College objectives, guidelines, policies, and practice.
Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making classroom decisions.
Be available on an as-needed basis for student questions and discussions regarding their performance.
Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and educational media equipment.
Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual who demonstrates leadership and collaborative work habits within the department.
Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public.
Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
Possess strong human relation skills. Get along with diverse personalities.
Prepare for, attend, and facilitate all classes and finals as scheduled.
Communicate in advance to staff, dean, and associate dean when class is cancelled, moved to another location (such as the library), or taught by someone other than you.
Send or submit your course syllabi to the office staff at the beginning of each semester.
Check rosters to ensure that students in your section are registered for your section.
Report attendance for financial aid purposes.
Respond to students and to their work in a civil and timely fashion.
Report midterm grades and final grades accurately and by the published deadlines.
Respond to staff questions about scheduling matters.
Respond to staff questions for book orders.
Respond to staff and administrative communications about individual students.
Respond with data for the department assessment projects.
Attend to your Kirkwood email each weekday.
Return office materials, such as books and staplers, in a timely fashion.
Participate in a community ethic of caring for classrooms, workroom, kitchen, and adjunct work spaces.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.
Master's Degree with 18 credit hours in English.
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Graduate coursework in Rhetoric and Composition.
Familiarity with teaching college composition at all levels.
Teaching or writing center experience at a community college.
Demonstrated experience working with English Language Learners.
Kirkwood Community College declares and affirms that it values and respects diversity and inclusion in all College-sponsored events, all employment practices, and all educational programs and activities. The College will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of persons on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, religion, or disability. Anyone who has questions or complaints should contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, or by phone to (319) 398-5572, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Fax: (312) 730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.
At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960s our graduates have worked, raised families and prospered in this area. More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields. Tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs. As our college has grown, so have the tools and facilities to meet the changing needs of our Creative Corridor. A key part of that growth in service is our network of regional centers. Kirkwood employees have long set the standard for innovative talent, visionary spirit and overall excellence in their work. Being part of Kirkwood means being part of a deep commitment to the success of every student, every day.