Instructor of Speech (Temporary)
Tarrant County College - Fort Worth, TX

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To assist students in their learning process by utilizing all appropriate College resources, materials, facilities, and educational technologies available to complement the teaching and learning process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accepts and teaches classes based on varied schedules (morning, afternoon, evening and weekends) to accommodate diverse student needs and external stakeholders’ expectations of College as assigned by designated supervisor
  • Demonstrates a sensitivity toward and respect for the myriad of diversities represented in the student population, colleagues and service area
  • Aids in the development of curricula, including individual course syllabi as assigned
  • Prepares and delivers instruction to students
  • Actively pursues and participates in professional development activities to enhance skills in various modes of instruction and knowledge of learning
  • Works with colleagues to select appropriate textbooks for departmental adoptions, and abides by departmental decisions for textbooks
  • Prepares assignments
  • May compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments
  • Designs and maintains an active classroom environment conducive to student learning and success
  • Maintains student attendance records
  • Evaluates student performance and learning
  • Provides regular and timely evaluation feedback to students
  • Assigns grades consistent with course requirements
  • Assists in District commitment to assessing student learning outcomes and program learning outcomes and to achieving institutional performance measures
  • Participates in TCC’s institutional effectiveness program including the preparation and evaluations of Student Outcomes Assessment Plans (SOAPs)
  • Accepts and participates in the necessary training to offer courses via varied delivery methods such as distance learning
  • Accepts assignments as necessary at other sites such as for dual credit courses
  • Accepts and participates in the service mission of the college
  • May conduct research in particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals
  • Performs related duties such as advising students on academic and vocational curricula, and acting as adviser to student organizations
  • Serves on campus and District committees
  • Performs basic student enrollment and recruitment functions, such as community outreach, support of student registration and student retention activities
  • Attends the workplace regularly, reports to work punctually and follows a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite
  • Completes all required training and professional development sessions sponsored through the Tarrant County College ( TCC ) Institute
  • Supports the values of the College: diversity, teaching excellence, student success, innovation and creativity and service to the College
Required Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Eighteen (18) graduate hours in specialized field
Desired Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensures

Tarrant County College Trinity River seeks a generalist in Communication Studies. The position is expected to begin spring 2013. This is a full-time temporary position. The successful candidate will join an established and rapidly growing program and will be expected to (1) teach a range of communication courses, including such core courses as fundamentals, business and professional communication, public speaking, and interpersonal; (2) be willing to teach using technology and distance learning modes; (3) display an ongoing commitment to committee responsibilities and community involvement; (4) participate in curriculum development that is responsive to a diverse community, student needs and interests, and changing technologies in contemporary learning environments; (5) engage in department, division and college initiatives, as well as the shared governance of the College; (6) maintain competency in teaching and the discipline through professional development activities and participation in state and national associations; and (7) teach a flexible schedule including nights and weekends if necessary.

Preferred Qualifications include (1) community college or undergraduate teaching experience; (2) academic training or expertise in assessment, service-learning, and curriculum design; (3) academic training or experience in communication and technology.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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