Reports to: Vice President of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer (CAO)
The Academic Instructor reports to the CAO for his/her area of instruction and is responsible for providing classroom instruction and/or skill development training in a classroom/lab setting. The Instructor coordinates curriculum with Trade Program Directors to ensure focus on the specific trades of the students being taught. The Instructor provides classroom instruction and skill development focusing on specific trades of students.
Note: This position will teach math (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus) AND first-year level physical science (physics and chemistry) classes.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities/Functions
- Prepare required course outlines, syllabi, lesson plans, and catalog descriptions for assigned courses. Place all required information on the College’s Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas.
- Assist in curriculum planning, including planning, developing, and implementing curriculum additions, deletions, and revisions for assigned courses.
- Provide instruction and develop student skills for assigned courses.
- Actively participate in and support the college’s assessment and evaluation efforts, especially regarding math and science.
- Assist individual students with classroom assignments and skill development to encourage successful attainment of program standards.
- Regularly and consistently monitor and record student aptitude and performance in classroom and/or lab setting by means of standard instruments of evaluation and submit grades to the Registrar as required for assigned course.
- Implement the College’s academic policies, such as those relating to grading academic probation, course failure compensation.
- Assist in planning and coordinating the logistics for course functions, including instructional equipment and supplies; field trips; off-campus appointments; and guest speaker presentations to the students.
- Maintain effective communication and close cooperation with the CAO and other faculty/staff to effectively attain the overall educational objectives of the courses.
- Maintain close cooperation and coordination with the Trade Program Directors.
- Maintain close cooperation and coordination with the Provost, through the CAO, for all technology issues.
- Execute required professional development activities, as outlined in the College’s Faculty Professional Development Plan.
- Attend and participate in scheduled In-Service Training sessions.
- Assist the administration through service on various administrative committees.
- Participate in college disciplinary processes, such as those regarding Disciplinary Appeal, Disciplinary Review, and Scholarship Review.
- Enforce student compliance with the College’s Conduct Code, including regulations regarding attendance, dress and grooming, drug and alcohol abuse, fire and safety, and those general regulations that embody the ideals of gentlemanly behavior.
- Attend and perform any assigned duties for special events, such as: Freshman Orientation, Convocation, Freshman Day, Homecoming, Applicant Interviewing Days, Founder’s Day, Service Week, Spring Cleanup, Commencement, and Alumni Day.
- Follow all college policies and procedures as described in the Employee Handbook.
- Assist students in adjusting to established disciplinary standards and in internalizing the vital moral, ethical, and spiritual values of the College, with special emphasis on developing a positive work ethic.
- Assist in overseeing compliance with applicable safety standards, accident prevention rules and procedures in the classroom and on all college-related projects.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the CAO or President.
Qualifications (Skills and Abilities Required)
- Academic Faculty must have an educational background that includes a master’s degree in a related field.
- A minimum of five years of teaching experience in the subject area(s) or in an education/training environment.
- This position will teach math (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus) AND first-year level physical science (physics and chemistry) classes.
- Occasional travel for professional development
- Physical demands of the position require standing on your feet for extended periods of time to teach in the classroom.
Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Email cover letter that details credentials, teaching experience and interest in Williamson, resume, and contact information for three references to:
Dr. Michelle T. Williams
Vice President of Academic Affairs/CAO