Adjunct Instructor of Communication

Kirkwood Community College

JOB GOAL:

To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


Pay is $1,294 per credit hour.   


GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
Kirkwood Community College is seeking a part-time Communication faculty member to teach a variety of Communication and Speech courses. We are looking for instructors to teach at the Main Campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as well as at our Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa in Coralville, Iowa. The English instructor will primarily be teaching Fundamentals of Oral Communication, Public Speaking, and Workplace Communication.


UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:  

  • 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 accountability for our actions.  
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and creating 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.  

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Constant (67-100%)

  • Effectively organize and teach Fundamentals of Oral Communication, Public Speaking, and/or Workplace Communication in accordance with established and/or developed syllabi.
  • Effectively teach in various delivery formats, including in-person and asynchronously online.
  • Maintain current course syllabi for all courses taught.  File a current copy of the syllabus at the beginning of each term in accordance with department guidelines.
  • Effectively organize and prepare learning activities for assigned courses in accordance with established syllabi.
  • Evaluate, record, and share student performance and progress on a regular basis and provide students with timely feedback.
  • 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.
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
  • Be able and willing to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as promote an environment that embraces differences, supports inclusion, and mitigates equity gaps.
  • Possess the ability to organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Prepare for, attend, and facilitate all classes and finals as scheduled.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public.
  • Check rosters to ensure that students in your section are registered for your section.
  • Report attendance for financial aid purposes.
  • Respond to students and to their work in a civil and timely fashion.
  • Report midterm grades and final grades accurately and by the published deadlines.
  • Respond to staff questions for book orders.
  • Respond to staff and administrative communications about individual students.
  • Respond with data for the department assessment projects.
  • Attend your Kirkwood email each weekday. 

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:

The 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. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A conferred Master’s degree by date of appointment from an accredited institution with:
  • At least 18 graduate hours in a combination of Speech, Communication, English, Drama/Theater, Homiletics, Linguistics, Mass Media, Speech, Pathology, or Rhetoric coursework.
  • At least 6 of the 18 graduate hours must be in Speech or Communication.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
  • Familiarity or experience with teaching at a community college.
  • Familiarity and experience with teaching college communication and public speaking at all levels.
  • Experience teaching both written and oral workplace communication.
  • Familiarity or experience with teaching at a community college.
  • Coursework in college pedagogy and speech and communication instruction.
  • Demonstrated experience working with English Language Learners.
  • Demonstrated successful application of active and collaborative teaching strategies.

EEO/AA STATEMENT:
It is the policy of Kirkwood Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President, Human Resources and Institutional Effectiveness, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, 319-398-5572equity@kirkwood.edu, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.
 
WHY KIRKWOOD:
Kirkwood Community College prides itself on fostering a diverse workforce and values unique perspectives throughout its campus community. The college is a convenient, innovative, visionary educational leader striving to remain affordable and accessible. With more than 140 majors and programs, Kirkwood boasts 16,000 annual college-credit students while maintaining one of the lowest tuitions in the state. All degree-seeking students are eligible for federal financial aid and the college offers more than $3 million in scholarships each year to students from all walks of life.
 
 Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

Job Benefits:

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits.  Read more about them here

Job ID: 93852

Posted 12 days ago

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