Assistant Professor Humanities - Tenure Track
Date: January 28, 2021
Title: Assistant Professor Humanities – Tenure Track
Position Number: 1109
Schedule: 32 weeks (Fall & Winter Semesters)
Compensation: $59,941 (Master’s Degree), $65,241 (Ph.D.)
Reflects Fall 2021 negotiated salary.
Start Date: Fall 2021
Reports to: Associate Dean, School of Arts & Science
Closing date: March 1, 2021
GRCC is seeking faculty who possess an interest in working with diverse student populations from a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability; engage in and develop innovative teaching strategies; effectively assess student learning outcomes; demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development and provide service to our students, the college, and our community at large. Faculty members are responsible to GRCC and to each other for the successful completion of departmental work, as well as associated with the School of Arts and Sciences and GRCC as a whole. In addition to the major position responsibilities, it is expected that faculty demonstrate outstanding communication skills, collaborate effectively, use personal initiative to overcome obstacles and work efficiently to meet deadlines. In an environment where innovation is valued, each faculty member will take responsibility to perform their work in a manner consistent with both the letter and the spirit of GRCC values.
- Teach introductory-level course offerings in Humanities.
- Develop and implement teaching methods that employ interactive learning and integrate current instructional technology.
- Participate fully as a member of the Language and Thought Department in such activities as department meetings, curriculum development, assessment, evaluation, course revision work, committee membership, textbook selection, community outreach and other duties as determined by the College.
- Provide leadership and mentoring for adjuncts as needed or requested by the department.
- Assist the Department Head in the evaluation and revision of existing courses and the development of new courses.
- Advise students and perform other tasks normally expected of faculty members.
- Engage in professional development activities and maintain expertise in the field of Humanities.
- Master’s degree in Humanities or a closely related field (e.g., Classics, Liberal Studies, Interdisciplinary/Area Studies) with at least 18 graduate credits in Humanities or some combination of Humanities fields required.
- PhD in Humanities or other closely related field preferred.
- A minimum of two years full-time teaching experience in Humanities or closely related field at the college or university level required; the equivalent part-time or adjunct teaching time will be considered as having met the minimum.
- Expertise in post 1500 AD culture preferred.
- Community college teaching experience preferred.
- Experience working with non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds and with varying academic skills.
- Experience working with a variety of learning methodologies.
Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities required
- Appropriate technology required to perform the duties of the position
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.
- An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
- An interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin, and ability.
- A commitment to serve the Kent County community.
- Demonstrated initiative and organizational and problem-solving abilities.
- Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.
- High energy level with enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.
- Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
- Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a pleasant and professional manner.
- Classroom environment in an academic setting.
- Ability to work in a high traffic, indoor office environment.
- Faculty assignment may include travel to offsite locations.
Method of application
To apply for this position, please visit our website at www.grcc.edu/jobs Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position. Submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and three professional reference letters for full consideration. The opportunity to apply for this position will close on March 1, 2021. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.
Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.