Tenure Track Mathematics Instructor
Southwestern Oregon Community College - Coos Bay, OR

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**This position is Open Until Filled**
First Considerations beginning April 22, 2013

To teach classes in mathematics at all levels from developmental to second-year calculus to serve as an advisor. Southwestern is a vibrant, high performance, innovative, entrepreneurial, student-centered college. In addition to specific job duties associated with this position, the employee in this position is expected to actively participate in student recruitment, student retention, successful student achievement, K-12 and business/industry partnerships, and seeking external funding through the grants office.

Description of Duties and tasks:


  • Teach various courses in mathematics from developmental mathematics through second-year calculus.
  • Use instructional methodology appropriate to the audience and to the student (eg. lecture, demonstration, group discussion, technology-enhanced delivery, computer-assisted delivery, and distance delivery). Must be able to explain and deliver materials in a variety of ways to meet the needs of a broad range of learning activities.
  • Advise students as assigned. Meet with assigned students at least once each term to assist students in determining goals, inform students of program and degree requirements, review student schedules and progress, refer students to needed services. Maintain records of advising sessions to include dates of meetings, student major or goals, student progress, and other pertinent information.
  • Develop and modifies curriculum by working with the Division Dean and other faculty members in developing or modifying course content, course objectives, standards and instructional methods.
  • Design supplemental teaching materials. Faculty are responsible for developing and designing materials to enhance and supplement classroom instruction including, but not limited to, various forms of audio-visual materials, handouts, graphics, exercises and material to be placed in the learning hub and other teaching materials, and for checking all materials used for quality and suitability.
  • Serve on faculty committees both in the department and in the faculty at large as appointed by the Dean or the Faculty Senate.
  • Evaluate students in accordance with the criteria in the course outline and other applicable college policies and procedures. Is responsible for turning in grades according to college policy and procedure.
  • Create a course syllabus for each course taught which includes, but is not limited to, course objectives, course structure, materials to be covered, grading criteria, due dates for materials, exam dates and office hours.
  • Demonstrate continued professional growth by staying current in and expanding knowledge of subject area through a plan of professional development submitted to the Vice President of Instruction and Dean of Lower Division Collegiate and Developmental Education concurrent with evaluation.
  • Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, demonstrating an ability to work with others in a courteous and cooperative fashion.
  • Participate in and provide information necessary for the recruitment of students into their programs; and the marketing of courses, programs, and the college. This may include travel and working with students and faculty in high schools, colleges and other institutions, and public and private agencies.
  • Teach in another transfer area for which one is qualified.
  • Participate in the accreditation process and provide information/reports as needed.


  • Attend student graduation ceremony at the end of the academic year.
  • Attend conferences and professional meetings.
  • Serve on Faculty Senate committees, screening committees, and other ad hoc committees as requested and/or appointed.

  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Knowledge and ability to instruct various audiences, both individuals and groups, taking into account various learning modalities and methods.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in acquiring, creating, and using modules for mathematics instruction that will enable students to develop basic academic foundations in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Knowledge of computers and ways to integrate appropriate technologies into the mathematics curriculum.
  • Ability to use instructional delivery methods which enhance a broad public access to post secondary education.
  • Ability to evaluate student progress both empirically and holistically and to prescribe and develop curriculum materials for individuals and classes.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire students.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English with others both orally and in written form, which includes the ability to restate at various language levels, to simplify, and to use demonstrations, which relate to previous knowledge and concrete experience.
  • Ability to use instructional delivery methods, which reflect an adult orientation, and enhance the retention and completion of students who have to develop academic foundations.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with department members and members of the college community in meetings and on projects.
  • Ability to review, understand, apply and share concepts presented in training programs, conferences and/or professional literature.
  • Willingness to teach at various hours as required.



    Education : A minimum of a Master’s Degree in mathematics.

    Experience : A minimum of at least two years demonstrated college teaching experience, preferably in a community college.


  • Preference given to applicants with experience and education in mathematics, especially in developmental mathematics.
  • Preference given to applicants with demonstrated success in teaching at the community college level.
  • Preference given to applicants with education and/or experience with developing successful programs in developmental mathematics.

  • Additional Job Information:

    **This position is Open Until Filled**
    First Considerations beginning April 22, 2013

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