Philosophy Faculty - 10 month

Community College of Baltimore County
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 16, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Class Description

Prepare and teach a full range of Philosophy courses to first- and second-year students. Collaborate effectively with discipline colleagues and with those from other disciplines, and seek continuous improvement in teaching methodology and student success. Participate with program faculty in developing, evaluating, and managing courses and curricula. Full-time faculty are required to teach 15 credit hours per semester, maintain at least one office hour per week for each course taught, remain active and current in his/her field, participate in college committees, and perform other duties as assigned. CCBC is committed to equal opportunity and seeks faculty who demonstrate the ability to function effectively within a diverse population.

Minimum Requirements


Master’s degree in Philosophy or in a closely related field, two (2) years demonstrated success teaching Philosophy in a college setting, including capability with learning management systems, emerging instructional technologies, online instruction, and evidence of an effective and creative approach to teaching, including to diverse student populations.

For best consideration please apply by December 18, 2020.

Class Specific Essential Duties

Class Specific Essential Duties:

  • Facilitate and support student learning by developing and providing clear and effective instruction using traditional and technology-based instruction.
  • Meet all classes as assigned during instructional periods. Basic teaching load is 15 contact hours each week.
  • Communicate effectively with students by disseminating academic information including syllabi and academic policies, and by responding to e-mails and phone calls from students in a timely manner.
  • Provide opportunities to meet with students (Office hours) at least one hour each week for scheduled or unscheduled meetings for each three credits of teaching contact hours.
  • Provide effective and appropriate assessment with prompt qualitative and quantitative feedback.
  • Keep instructional materials and student work organized and accessible. Maintain Learning Management System, providing students access to syllabi, grades and other supplemental course material.
  • Support students and other college units and comply with relevant state and federal laws (nominate tutors, write letters of recommendation, refer students to counseling, assist students with special needs, suggest library purchases, help resolve registration issues, maintain student privacy).
  • Collaborate with colleagues in ongoing curricular development including content update, curricular alignment, consistent assessment practices, and record keeping.
  • Collaborate with staff by completing and submitting reports and documentation in a timely manner.
  • Attend and participate in committee, departmental, College, and School meetings.
  • Provide College and Community Service through collegial and individual initiatives.
  • Maintain and develop professional expertise through ongoing professional development or scholarship.

Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

CCBC Full Time Benefits At A Glance
Medical Plan year
Employees may select CIGNA, or Kaiser Permanente Select HMO. No preexisting condition exclusions. All plans have prescription drug coverage and mental health and substance abuse benefits. All plans require the selection of a primary care physician, but allow the option to change. Annual Open Enrollment is in October/November.

Dental Plan year
Employees may select Cigna DHMO, CareFirst Traditional Dental or CareFirst Preferred Dental. Annual Open Enrollment is in October/November.

Vision Plan year
Employees may select Carefirst Preferred or Traditional Plans. Coverage includes one eye exam and benefits for glasses, contacts, or bi/trifocals every 24 months. Administered by Davis Vision. Kaiser medical plans allow members to have one eye exam yearly (covers exam only). Annual Open Enrollment is in October/November.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employees have access to the EAP, which provides CCBC employees and their family member's confidential 24-hour online and telephone access for legal, financial, and personal issues. Provided for CCBC employees at no cost. Administered by CIGNA behavioral.

Flexible Spending Accounts
(section 125)
Employees may select the FSA, which allows employees to pay for out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Employees may allocate a maximum of $5,000 per household, per plan year for daycare related expenses, on a pre-tax basis. Employees may allocate a maximum of $2,550 for medical related expenses. A debit card is provided to simplify claims processing for health care expenses. Annual Open Enrollment is in October and November. Administered by Benefit Strategies.

Life Insurance
Eligible employees receive one times their annual salary rounded up to the nearest $1,000. The minimum benefit amount is $50,000 and the maximum benefit amount is $200,000. CCBC pays 90% of the premium. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollment occurs 31 days after hire date. Administered by The Standard Insurance Company.

Long Term Disability (LTD)
Employees may enroll in the LTD Plan. Benefits are effective after 90 days of continuous total disability and pays 60% of the gross monthly salary. Evidence of insurability is required if enrollment occurs 31 days after the employee's hire date. Administered by The Standard Insurance Company.

Legal Services
Employees may enroll in the Legal Services benefit, which provides legal advice, consultation, and courtroom representation for commonly used legal services; plus will preparation, traffic violations, credit issues, warranty disputes, medical durable power of attorney and uncontested divorce. Annual Open Enrollment is in October/November. This plan is administered by Legal Resources.

Retirement Plans
Employees are eligible, based on position classification, to enroll in one of three retirement plans: (1) MD State Teachers Pension System, (2) MD State Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), or (3) Baltimore County Employees Retirement System. All plans require employee contributions except MD State ORP.

403(b) Supplemental Retirement Plans
For the 2016 calendar year, if you are under age 50, you could contribute up to $18,000, and if you are age 50 or older, you could contribute up to $24,000 because of a $6,000 'catch up contribution'.
Vendors: AIG-VALIC, TIAA-CREF, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Lincoln and ING.

457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan
For 2016, if you are under the age of 50, you could contribute the maximum of $18,000 to your 457(b) plan. If you are age 50 or older, that maximum increases to $24,000 because of a $6,000 'catch up contribution.' Vendor: Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.

Tuition Waiver/
CCBC tuition is waived for benefit-eligible employees after a probationary period, if applicable. Tuition reimbursement for courses taken at other colleges and universities are available after one year of CCBC employment. Employees are reimbursed: $200/credit undergraduate; $260/credit graduate courses, up to a maximum of 18 credits per fiscal year.

Financial Services
Employees have access to a free checking account, direct deposit, loans and other services at First Financial Federal Credit Union and M&T Bank.

Time Off (fiscal year)
12-month employees accrue up to 12 days for sick and safe leave the first year of employment and 18 days per year thereafter. 10-month employees accrue up to 10 sick days the first year and 15 days thereafter. All employees are granted 3 personal business days per fiscal year. Employees are eligible based on position classification and years of service to accrue a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 20 days of vacation per fiscal year.

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