North Hennepin Community College seeks innovative instructors dedicated to excellence in teaching who desire to become part of a creative, vibrant, student-centered learning community. New faculty will practice contemporary teaching strategies, including learner outcome assessments and online instruction. Classes are held on campus as well as at off-campus sites and meet during daytime hours, in the evenings, on weekends, and online. Faculty members at North Hennepin are professionally active scholars who participate in departmental and campus-wide matters to enhance their disciplines, promote interdisciplinary discourse and collaboration, and advance the college mission.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
- Teaching both developmental and college level reading and learning strategies courses.
- Assuming a leadership role in the development and revision of courses and instructional materials.
- Engaging in collaborative departmental, institutional, and community outreach processes such as Learner Outcomes Assessment, committee work, AQIP Quality Improvement projects, and K-12 college readiness activities.
- Expectations include curriculum development, revision of instructional material, and assessment of learner outcomes.
- Collegiality is essential for ongoing development of departmental missions and objectives.
- North Hennepin expects faculty to fully participate on committees involving academic, professional, and student development.
- Master’s degree with a major in secondary or adult reading or Master’s Degree with 24 quarter/16 semester graduate credits in reading including elementary reading, which would apply to the major and a minimum of 6 graduate quarter/4 semester credits in adult education.
A minimum of 1 year's teaching experience working in a community college or other adult setting
Course work in Adult Basic Education
Working knowledge of instructional techniques used to increase developmental student learning and motivation
Background in teaching study strategies
Experience in teaching in First Year Experience-type programs
Flexibility to teach daytime, evening, weekend, online, or off-campus sections
Active and empathetic listening skills
Working knowledge of instructional techniques and delivery methods such as online education, podcasting, digital technology, etc.
Demonstrated experience with learner outcomes assessment
Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in diverse culture and populations
Demonstrated ability and commitment to educating adult learners, students of color, students with disabilities, and international students
Application Procedure and Supplemental Information:
You must apply online and attach a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references in order to be considered for this position. Paper applications and resumes will not be considered.
One of the largest community colleges in the state, North Hennepin Community College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, comprised of 32 public institutions. We serve more than 14,000 students with credit offerings and an additional 6,600 people from 260+ organizations with continuing education and customized training.
NHCC's 80-acre campus is located at the intersection of 85th Avenue North and West Broadway in Brooklyn Park - easy access from major highways including 610, 694, 94, 81, 169, and 252. The College serves a rapidly growing, richly diverse northwest corridor of the Twin Cities metro area.
Full-time, unlimited faculty work 171 days during a nine-month academic year and receive excellent benefits including health insurance (100% employer paid single premium or 90% employer paid family premium); life insurance; optional dental, short-and long-term disability and long-term care insurance; paid personal and sick leave; defined benefits and defined contribution (401(a) retirement plans); tuition waiver for employees and dependents; and optional 457 and 403(b) retirement savings plans.
Under the collective bargaining agreement with the Minnesota State College Faculty (MSCF), new faculty to the system receive a salary placement based on education and related experience after a job offer is accepted. The maximum salary at hire is $58,000 per academic year, depending on education and experience.