Faculty, Communication (174-Day)

Kirkwood Community College

Location Flexible , IA Education & Training
Under minimal supervision, the instructor is responsible for fostering student learning through effectively teaching coursework in the Kirkwood undergraduate speech/communication curriculum. The five/five teaching load will be assigned by the dean and includes face-to-face classes on the main campus in Cedar Rapids, at the Regional Centers as well as distance courses online.  This is a dual appointment in the Arts & Humanities and Distance Learning departments. Responsible for evaluating and reporting student performance and progress in assigned courses in accordance with department, division, and college policies and procedures.  Experience with trends in online and virtual delivery methods is expected.  Must be able to design and participate in assessment of student learning projects within the discipline, the Liberal Arts program and the college.  Will be expected to contribute professional expertise through non-teaching activities to the departments, the Liberal Arts program, and college-wide initiatives.    Will be responsible for meeting the goals and objectives of an individual Professional Preparation Plan as outlined in the College's Quality Faculty Plan.

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.    
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.    
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.    
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.    
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.

  • Effectively organize and teach Fundamentals of Oral Communication and Public Speaking curriculum in accordance with established and/or developed syllabi.  Teaching assignments will include various delivery formats, methods, work schedules, and other Kirkwood locations.    
  • Evaluate, record, and share student performance and progress on a regular basis.    
  • Maintain current course syllabi for all courses taught.  File a current copy of the syllabus at the beginning of each term with the departments.    
  • Maintain a minimum of five established office hours each week.    
  • Make student referrals when deemed necessary to the other college personnel such as the dean, counselor, Financial Aid, etc., for more specialized information and assistance.    
  • Attend discipline, departmental and division meetings.    
  •   Must maintain compliance with required trainings as designated by supervisor.    
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.

  • Make recommendations concerning curriculum revision and development.    
  • Design and/or participate in assessment of student learning projects within the discipline, the program, and the college.    
  • Regularly engage in professional development activities and actively seek information about developing trends and the ideas in speech/communication.    
  • Stay current with trends in technology and communication.    
  • Serve on departmental and College committees and initiatives in addition to teaching responsibilities.
  • Assist in the promotion and support of the departments.    
  • Assist in the maintenance and enhancement of communications within the College and community.    
  • Sponsor or work with students outside of the classroom in clubs, activities or honors projects as appropriate.    
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. 

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.

  • Master's degree in Communication or closely related area from an accredited institution of higher education required.     
  • Successful college teaching experience essential.    
  • Experience with online course development and delivery.

  • Ph.D. in the discipline and community college teaching experience preferred.

Kirkwood Community College declares and affirms that it values and respects diversity and inclusion in all College-sponsored events, all employment practices, and all educational programs and activities. The College will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of persons on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

Anyone who has questions or complaints should contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, or by phone to (319) 398-5572, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Fax: (312) 730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

Job ID: 68406

Posted 16 days ago

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