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Lecturer Sociology

Employer
Cecil College
Location
North East, Maryland (US)
Salary
Based on Experience
Date posted
Apr 19, 2024

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About Us:

Founded in 1968 to meet the post-secondary and continuing education needs of Cecil County residents, Cecil College has been serving the community and shaping its future for more than 50 years. The College is governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the governor. The College’s fifth president, Dr. Mary Way Bolt, reports directly to the Board of Trustees.

Cecil College is centrally located in Maryland’s most northeastern county, just one half mile from Interstate 95. It is easily accessible from Philadelphia and Baltimore, as well as from Wilmington, Delaware.

With a diverse student population, Cecil College enrolls approximately 2,500 credit students and 3,400 non-credit students. Cecil offers associate degrees, certificate programs and non-credit classes. Cecil offers a variety of associate degree and certificate programs.

Through its open admissions policy, Cecil College provides learning opportunities for all who have the desire and ability to benefit from its courses and programs, regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or socioeconomic status.

Employees of Cecil College, including instructors for online and virtual courses, must be residents of Maryland or the contiguous states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US, as the College does not offer Visa sponsorships.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting five (5) classes per semester [Fall and Spring] accordance with Cecil College approved Master Syllabi in the area of Sociology. Students will include enrollees in the College’s Early College Academy and Dual Enrollment programs. Classes may be scheduled in the day or evening. The successful candidate will also be responsible for meeting every scheduled class, including the final examination, for the full number of scheduled minutes in the room assigned. Any changes in meeting place or time must be reported to the Office of Academic Programs prior to the class meeting. Due to the need of interaction with students, employees and the college community this position requires in person presence. This position is eligible for limited telework.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Lecturers shall:

  1. Conduct assigned classes in accordance with the approved master course syllabus and stipulations of the department. Teach 30-credit hours per academic year. This position will also be responsible for teaching courses associated with the Early College Academy and Dual Enrollment programs, with some classes housed in the local K-12 school districts.
  2. Meet every scheduled class, including the final examination, for the full scheduled number of minutes. Any changes in meeting place or time should be reported to the Administrative Assistants of Academic Programs and the Department Chair prior to the class meeting.
  3. Follow the requirements in the ‘Master Syllabi and Course Syllabi Policy and Procedures’. On the first day of class, provide each student with the Course Syllabus. Course Syllabi must be posted to the College Learning Management System (LMS) prior to or on the day of the first-class meeting.
  4. Ensure all course information is available to students no later than the start of the first-class session via the College’s LMS.
  5. Follow guidelines related to reporting first and last day of attendance.
  6. Establish, post and maintain at least six (6) reasonably distributed office hours per week in a minimum of one-half (1/2) hour increments each Fall and Spring semester.
  7. Assist students through informal academic advising appropriate to the department or division.
  8. Adherence to College policies and procedures including those on attendance, grading and copyright laws as described in the Faculty Handbook.
  9. Comply with leave policies authorizing absences from the classroom.
  10. Regularly and routinely check Cecil College phone mail/email/mailbox and respond in a timely manner to emails, including those from the department chair, administrative staff and students.
  11. Participate in Academic Monitoring.
  12. Administer a final examination or culminating activity during the regularly scheduled final exam period.
  13. Submit any Incomplete Grade Contracts to the Administrative Assistants in Academic Programs.
  14. Adhere to “End of Semester Checklist.”
  15. Submit materials for faculty performance evaluation, on time, to the appropriate CAO or designee.
  16. Submit other materials and forms necessary for the College’s purpose or for the College’s compliance with outside regulations and/or regulatory bodies.
  17. Prepare and revise necessary master course syllabi and select appropriate textbooks in collaboration with departmental chair or other discipline faculty.
  18. Support College-wide testing and actively encourage students to participate.
  19. Complete required professional development, including Safe Colleges.
  20. Adhere to Duties of Full-time Teaching Faculty Procedure.
  21. Support the mission, vision, and values of the College and the policies of the Board of Trustees.
  22. Act in accordance with the letter and spirit of applicable laws, College policies, rules, and expectations, and the terms of the contract for the current academic year.
  23. Attend all faculty meetings and meetings of other groups to which assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Advanced degree in discipline: minimum of Master’s degree required
  2. Successful college-level teaching experience in the related field.
  3. Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills.
  4. Current knowledge and skill in the use of information and computer technology (e.g., word processing, e-mail, database) or proven ability to learn these skills.
  5. Able to work with students with special needs based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  6. Able to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers.
  7. Only completed applications (resume, letter of application and unofficial transcripts) will receive consideration. Only applicants who are authorized to work in the United States will be eligible for hire. Cecil College, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educational institution, is committed to diversity.

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