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Communication Instructor

North Central Michigan College
Michigan, United States
$57,000.00 - $83,000.00
Posted Date
Jan 11, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Speech & Rhetoric
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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General Description:


Salary range: $57,000 - $83,000 per year

Teaches assigned college course work as defined by North Central Michigan College and assigned by the Dean of Liberal Arts. Assists students in meeting didactic and laboratory requirements and understanding course material. Provides a safe classroom and/or field experience-learning environment.  Conducts self in a professional manner promoting diplomacy with students, educational agencies, and other faculty and staff. Engages in individual student and educational program development, accessibility and coordinates with other college departments including Student Services as needed to foster student success.  In addition, the candidate will serve as the content expert while collaborating with other faculty on curriculum development and improvement within the college's arts program. 

  • Teaches 15 contact hours per semester. 
  • Teaching assignments may include day and evening course times as well as coverage in Petoskey and NCMC's other off campus sites.
  • Holds six (6) office hours per week at times convenient for student consultations.
  • Prepares instructional materials and deliver instruction to students in a variety of formats and settings (classroom, hybrid, online, flex, etc.) 
  • Provides timely feedback on students' progress, including evaluation of student work
  • Works with Dean of Liberal Arts to maintain updated master syllabi of courses and program outcomes.
  • Prepares and submits required documentation including course syllabi, student attendance, final course grades, and other information required by the college. 
  • Engages in college service in the areas of curriculum development, program outcomes assessment, and instructional improvement.
  • Participates in the college governance structure and/or strategic planning process through committee service.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Communication.
  • Evidence of teaching competence.
  • Demonstrable interest in the exploration and use of new media and innovative pedagogical techniques.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory, to include pedagogical and assessment techniques appropriate to communication instruction.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the community college mission.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent experience in teaching Communication in a community college setting.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Activity in professional organizations.
  • Familiarity with program assessment practices within a community college setting.
  • Familiarity with institutional effectiveness planning and retention issues within a community college environment.

Additional Information:


North Central Michigan College is committed to broaden diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging on campus through initiatives, programs and outreach; student recruitment, retention and completion; and in employment and hiring practices. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Complete the application at the following link:

Complete applications will be given first consideration. A complete application includes 6 items listed below:

(1) cover letter

(2) resume or CV

(3) Application for Employment with all sections completed with requested information and signatures

(4) three professional reference letters

(5) copies of academic transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire)

(6) Statement of teaching philosophy

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