Posting Number: 0000814
Reports to: Dean, Arts & Sciences
Department: Arts and Sciences Education
Full or Part-time: Full Time
Provides instruction, outreach, and other professional contributions aligned with the mission and strategic goals of the College and the Academic Affairs Unit. Develops, implements, and maintains currency of courses, programs, and curricula in assigned program/discipline. Creates an innovative and engaging learning environment.
1. Designs and delivers effective instruction as assigned through traditional, online, and hybrid formats, using course outlines approved by the College Curriculum Council.
2. Advises students within academic discipline (or closely related field) and holds posted office hours, as required by the faculty contract.
3. In collaboration with departmental colleagues, designs/selects and implements appropriate assessment of student learning at the course and program level.
4. Assists department chair in developing class schedules and department budget, when appropriate.
5. In collaboration with department chair or chair’s designee, selects and orders course textbooks in a timely fashion.
6. Submits contract, grades, and other required paperwork within prescribed timelines.
7. Assists department chair in orienting and mentoring new full-time and adjunct faculty, as needed.
8. Contributes to the College’s governance by serving on instructional committees, task forces, or other College-wide workgroups and attends departmental, divisional, and college-wide meetings.
9. Recommends equipment and software needs to Instructional Division Dean.
10. Develops and maintains relationships with appropriate external constituencies (e.g., area high schools, community agencies, advisory committees).
11. Collaborates with instructional administration in conducting program/discipline area reviews and other continuous improvement activities in teaching and learning, including periodic curriculum reviews.
12. Effectively integrates the use of instructional technology in instruction, when appropriate.
13. Remains current in the discipline taught as well as in current trends in teaching methodologies for their specific discipline.
14. Participates in graduation exercises.
15. Contributes to decision-making in a productive manner.
16. Participates, as requested by instructional administration, in the interviewing and selection process for full-time faculty.
17. Maintains the highest ethical standards in relationships with constituencies, research activities, and business dealings with and on behalf of the College, per College policy.
18. Performs other duties as assigned.
Under the supervision of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, each teaching faculty member is responsible for satisfying the educational, administrative, and fiscal requirements inherent in his/her position. May supervise part-time faculty, paraprofessional and/or student employees.
Master’s degree in Sociology or a Master’s degree in a related discipline and a minimum of 18 hours in Sociology. Teaching experience required; community college teaching experience preferred.
OTHER HIGHLY DESIRED QUALITIES: Commitment to the value of diversity and the free and open exchange of ideas; technically competent particularly in the area of instructional technology; ability to design and implement effective assessment strategies for measuring student learning; knowledgeable and committed to the mission and purposes of community colleges.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Open Date: 06/30/2021
To apply, visit https://lmc.simplehire.com/postings/3685
About Lake Michigan College
Lake Michigan College is a community college in southwest Michigan. We have three campuses --two of which are located ten minutes from our namesake’s breathtaking shoreline.
Like other community colleges, we offer associate degrees, certificates, and even a baccalaureate degree. But what sets us apart from our peers is our seemingly limitless potential and our people - people who care deeply about our region’s future and who are committed to student success and exemplary educational programs, strong alignments with both established and emerging industries, and productive partnerships with the communities we serve.
Faculty and staff at LMC enjoy excellent benefits and a supportive and friendly work environment. LMC recently received a Capital Outlay grant from the State of Michigan and a new millage from the southwest Michigan community, so the college’s facilities will be getting innovative, sustainable upgrades in the next few years that will contribute to the comfort, productivity and collaborative environment for all employees.
Living in Southwest Michigan
Southwest Michigan attracts millions of tourists who come for our beaches, wineries, and nationally acclaimed golf courses. But many who visit, choose to stay for our great schools, low cost of living, and high quality of life.
LMC’s main campus is nestled in a watery and wooded wildlife sanctuary, yet it’s less than a half-day’s drive from major metro areas including Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Indianapolis.