Resident Faculty - Planning for Academic Success

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Position Title

Resident Faculty - Planning for Academic Success

Position Type



Social Sciences (Sociology)



Union/Non Union

Non Union

Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

Salary commensurate with education and experience

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Fixed Term

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

Prince George’s Community College is recruiting for a full-time fixed-term Social Sciences faculty position effective Fall 2021 (pending budget approval). Annual salary paid over ten months, with benefits extending to the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2022. If a fixed-term contract is renewed for second-year benefits will continue through the summer months. Persons hired into the role have the potential to count their years as a fixed-term faculty member towards continuing tenure status upon offer.
The search committee will give preference to candidates who have expertise in teaching in various modalities (i.e. face-to-face, asynchronous online, and/or synchronous remote) at the college level in the field of Counseling or a related field in the Social Sciences.
Resident Faculty: A termed faculty position, renewable annually in accordance with the contract.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree or equivalent* with a minimum of 15 graduate credits in Counseling or a related discipline in the Social Sciences.
  2. Teaching experience (preferably at the college-level) in an Introduction to College or First-Year Experience course.

*Satisfactory completion of 30 semester hours or more of relevant academic study in an accredited doctoral program may—at the discretion of the vice president—be determined to meet this requirement.


The search committee will use the below criteria to review the applications of those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications, and the search committee will select those candidates who it will invite for an interview. Candidates for teaching positions who are invited for an interview will be asked to give a teaching demonstration on content fundamental to the discipline of Planning for Academic Success, the conditions of which will be determined in advance and shared with all candidates prior to the interview. In addition to the criteria listed below, other information that the search committee gains during the interview process—including the review committee’s assessment of a simulated teaching performance—may be considered in selecting candidates to be recommended for appointment.

  1. Extent and relevance of graduate educational preparation to anticipated teaching assignments.
  2. Extensive knowledge of the academic programs, pathways, and resources available to students at Prince George’s Community College.
  3. Evidence of knowledge of and experience with employing a variety of instructional methods and techniques, including instructional technology and alterative approaches to accommodate different student learning styles.
  4. Evidence of the ability to effectively teach an Introduction to College/First-Year Experience course, as well as a course in another discipline within in the Social Sciences.
  5. Relevance of non-teaching professional experience to anticipated teaching assignments.
  6. Evidence of quality teaching, including faculty evaluation scores and ratings, teaching awards earned, courses designed, developed, and/or revised, etc.
  7. Evidence of knowledge of and experience in employing a variety of instructional methods and techniques, including instructional technology and alternative approaches to accommodate different student learning preferences.
  8. Evidence of currency in professional discipline through continuing education, professional development, and/or scholarly activity.
  9. Evidence of ability to teach effectively within, and contribute positively to, a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural student population and campus environment.
  10. Evidence of ability to successfully teach face-to-face, asynchronous online, and synchronous remote course sections.

Job Requirements

  1. Degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Documentation of experience and performance requirement.
  3. Unofficial transcripts must accompany applications for teaching positions. Before an applicant can be recommended for hire, he/she must have an unofficial transcript on file with the college. Official transcripts of academic work required upon an offer of employment.
  4. Letters of reference must be job related and dated within the past three years. At least three letters should be included with the application.
  5. Ability and willingness to teach in face-to-face, synchronous remote and asynchronous online formats during days and/or evenings, as well as the ability and willingness to teach at different sites.
  6. Ability to effectively communicate in spoken and written standard English.
  7. As required by the 1985 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a United States citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Is Background Check Required?


Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

  1. Applications submitted by February 24, 2021 will receive first consideration. This position is open until filled.
  2. Teaching Demonstration: Candidates who are invited for an interview will be asked to demonstrate their teaching effectiveness in a simulated classroom, laboratory, or other relevant pedagogical situation, the conditions of which will be determined in advance and shared with all candidates prior to the interview.
  3. Letters of Recommendations: Can be uploaded during the application process or submitted prior to scheduled interview.
  4. Application Status: You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.

The college is currently in a Modified Academic and Business Operation ( MABO ) model, which means some of the work is being performed from remote locations. When the conditions permit, based on CDC and College Administrator’s guidelines, employees will be required to resume their work on campus as directed by management. This position is located in the state of Maryland.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Please describe in detail the extent of relevant teaching experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please provide evidence of your ability to effectively use instructional technology (Internet, instructional software, Learning Management System, videoconferencing, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. Other

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