Overview

Regular Faculty work under the direction of their respective Associate Dean/Division Dean and are responsible for meeting all scheduled classes/labs/clinics and providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the College and the Department Chair’s approved course outline. Regular Faculty are also responsible for using teaching methods and media designed to reach students of varying educational and experiential backgrounds to allow each student the opportunity to master the objectives of the course.

The required teaching schedule is August to May. The required pay schedule is September to August.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Geography.
  • Three years of experience teaching at the college level or adult education.
  • Willingness and ability to teach Geography classes in the day, evening, weekdays, weekends and at multiple campuses.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Geography from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the community college mission.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse populations.
  • Experience teaching BOTH physical and human/cultural geography at the college level.
  • Demonstrated experience with course/program/institutional assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability with alternative delivery systems such as online classes, multimedia, and using technology in the classroom, as well as hybrid instruction (e.g., Desire2Learn, Blackboard, computer software applications, etc.)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Faculty/Student Interaction

  • Demonstrates a commitment to teaching.
  • Uses appropriate and various teaching strategies.
  • Uses flexible approaches in teaching for learning.
  • Acknowledges differences in learning styles and motivation.
  • Encourages students to achieve goals.
  • Relates coursework to real life experiences.
  • Maintains a positive and empathetic attitude towards students.

Classroom Performance

  • Organizes subject matter, course materials, and objectives.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Maintains knowledge of and enthusiasm for both the subject matter and teaching.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude toward students.

Materials and Preparation/Relevancy

  • Maintains current and relevant syllabus, following State guidelines when indicated.
  • Reviews and updates course materials.
  • Uses evaluation methods related to and appropriate for course content.
  • Informs students in writing, of the objectives of the course content.
  • Uses supplemental resources in addition to textbook or other course materials.
  • Participate in all aspects of department and/or college level assessment of student learning outcomes in general education and career/technical courses and programs as required.

Record keeping and Instructional Management

  • Keep scheduled office hours, including providing regular student office hours.
  • Meets classes as scheduled for prescribed time.
  • Submits required reports and documents.
  • Attends required Divisional meetings.

Professionalism

  • Seeks to maintain a high quality of instruction by remaining current on discipline specific and pedagogical issues.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in a professional manner.
  • Uses communication techniques that foster collegiality when problem solving.
  • Works to resolve conflicts in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
  • Contributes to the promotion of an excellent educational climate within the college as a whole, as well as within the division and department.

Promoting Division/College Quality of Instruction

  • Assist, as requested, with the development of the term class schedule and the college catalog.
  • Assist with curriculum review, revision, development and implementation within the department.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of course outlines and course syllabi.
  • Assist in textbook selection and adoption.
  • Assist with student advising and student registration.
  • Maintain a program advisory committee, as appropriate.
  • Participate in professional development activities as requested by the dean.
  • Assist with program reviews as required by appropriate agencies, e.g., NCA.

Professional Contributions

  • Serve on college discipline, department, and community committees and task forces on behalf of the college.
  • Assist with Divisional activities as requested by the dean.
  • Assist with student recruitment as appropriate.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of alternative modes of instructional delivery, e.g., Internet or ITV, as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the dean, the Vice President for Instructional Services and/or the College President

GENERAL DUTIES

  • Demonstrates ability to plan, organize, deliver, and evaluate teaching activities and curriculum.
  • Demonstrates ability to employ qualitative and quantitative analytical skills in the classroom.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain accurate written student records as required by policy and procedure.
  • Demonstrates ability to inform students of all course requirements.
  • Demonstrates ability to evaluate students and offer feedback on a continuing basis.
  • Demonstrates ability to relate to student concerns and maintain open communication.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.