Instructors - Sociology (2 positions for Fall 2013)
Madison Area Technical College - Madison, WI

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These are full time positions beginning with the Fall 2013-2014 academic year. Starting salary $52,607 – $87,743* depending on qualifications and experience. Salary is based on a nine-month teaching contract. Newly hired instructors serve a three-year probationary period.

  • The salary schedule for the Fall 2013-2014 academic year will be adjusted pending publication of the recently amended collective bargaining agreement for 2011-2014.
Madison College provides a generous benefit package. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, including a fair share provision.

Start date: August, 2013.

Location: Truax and other campuses.

Organizational Function and Responsibilities:
These positions will instruct post-secondary students in Sociology at the college transfer and occupational levels. This includes developing and implementing learner-centered strategies, collaborative curriculum, and assessments for continuous improvement. Participate in college service activities at the department, school, and college levels.

Positions report to the Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Essential Duties:ESSENTIAL DUTIES :
1. Instruct students in an array of sociology classes, including but not limited to the following courses: Introduction to Sociology, Contemporary American Society (100 level), Contemporary American Society (200 level), Social Problems (200 level), Race Ethnic & Diversity (100 level), Race, Class, Gender (200 level), Criminology (200 level), Marriage & Family (200 level), Sociology of Religion (200 level), Statistics for the Social Sciences, Introduction to Latin America (200 level), Sociology of the Middle East and Technology and Society (200).

2. Develop and plan appropriate instructional strategies, including alternative delivery strategies when appropriate including but not limited to hybrid, face-to-face and on-line course delivery.

3. Fulfill the college workload expectation of 70% teaching, 20% service, and 10% professional development.

4. Assist and advise students with assignments, tests, grades, course content and other academic matters.

5. Assess student progress and evaluate student performance.

6. Fulfill department and college service obligations.

7. Collaborate with department colleagues in decision-making and goal-setting, and abide by department policies and procedures.

8. Support department decisions and goals.

9. Participate in organizing and/or leading study abroad programs.

10. Design curriculum for a variety of non-traditional formats to meet student and community needs.

11. Work actively with other college personnel in developing student recruitment and retention strategies, including strategies focused on minority students.

12. Comply with college policies and procedures regarding student testing, record keeping, advanced standing, grading and maintaining office hours for student assistance and advising.

13. Assist students in learning experiences outside the classroom such as internships, work/study opportunities and community service.

14. Maintain certification as an instructor with the Wisconsin Technical College System.

15. Comply with all aspects of Board policies, work rules, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

16. Participate in appropriate staff development activities such as diversity awareness, technology training, etc.

17. Demonstrate a commitment to the college values of excellence, respect and integrity.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Thorough grounding in Sociology, with the desire and ability to teach several of the courses listed above at both the collegiate transfer and technical/occupational program levels.

2. Ability to use technology (internet-based course materials, Blackboard, etc.) to deliver effective and high-quality instruction.

3. Skill in communication and human relations with populations having diverse socio-economic and racial


4. Skill in oral and written communication.

5. Knowledge and ability to infuse multicultural perspectives into course content and delivery.

6. Ability to interact with educational institutions, business, industry, and government agencies to establish partnerships.

1. Master’s degree in Sociology or Master’s Degree in closely related area with 18 credits in Sociology from an accredited public or private institution.

2. One to three years teaching experience. (University teaching assistantships/instructorships included.)

3. One (1) year (2000 hours) of non-teaching work experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
A completed application MUST have ALL of the following documents: Cover letter, resume, transcripts and typed MSWord or pdf document. Limit your answers to no more than three (3) pages total.

Failure to submit all materials may result in disqualification.

What has been most exciting to you in the study of sociology and how might that expand our course offerings?

Provide a description of what a typical classroom experience would be like with you and explain how this reflects your teaching philosophy.

In your class, you find a mixture of students, including many who are the first in their family to pursue higher education and others who may have several generations of college behind them. Some did well in high school and some did not. We also teach to a mix of college transfer and applied technical program students. How do you accommodate this kind of diversity in your teaching? What in your experience prepares you for this challenge at a community college?

What would you identify as one or two of the most important current ideas in the field of sociology, and how would you incorporate them in your classroom?

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