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  • General Studies - Communication Instructor (Full Time)

    WITC-Superior
    Job Description

    Position Overview

    WITC Instructors teach in a discipline area in which they have specific training and competence. Instructors are expected to foster learner success, assess learner achievement, and continually improve learning opportunities. Instructors teach in a variety of learning environments including face-to-face, online, web-conferencing, and hybrid classrooms. Instructors are expected to continually improve the overall quality and delivery of learning, including the support of program and collegewide initiatives. 

    Key Responsibilities

    • Model cultural competencies that reflect WITC’s Mission, Vision, Values, Learning College Tenets, and On Course Principles by:
      • Assessing own lifelong learning and using self-management to progress toward established personal and professional goals.
      • Demonstrating creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through mutually supportive relationships.
      • Communicating authentically in personal and group settings by using creator language to effectively exchange ideas, thoughts, and knowledge.
      • Creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment.
      • Leading positive change while demonstrating civility and empathy.
      • Finding value in consistently acquiring and applying innovative ideas and technology to support continuous quality improvement.
    • Develop and continually revise curriculum that includes Employability Essentials and technical content to meet industry and/or regulatory standards.
    • Plan for instruction, including syllabi development, learning plans, and assessment strategies.
    • Deliver, assess, and adapt effective instruction that meets the diverse needs of students.
    • Apply a variety of instructional strategies, create learning plans, facilitate learning, and revise teaching practice.
    • Promote a culture of continuing student success, implement strategies to promote learner persistence and meet the needs of multi-generational learners, demonstrate learner-centered communication, and utilize available student support services.
    • Create performance-based assessment plans, employ a variety of formative and summative assessment strategies, communicate assessment results in a timely fashion to promote student learning, and use assessment results to improve instruction.
    • Demonstrate professional behaviors to support teaching and learning and utilize varied strategies for managing the learning environment.
    • Identify exit learning outcomes and external standards, develop competencies that describe intended learning outcomes, create performance-based plans and assessment tasks for each course, develop learning objectives and plans, prepare syllabi, and utilize a quality review process to validate curriculum.
    • Utilize a variety of data analysis tools, analyze data from teaching and learning experiences, and use data to inform decision making about the teaching and learning process.
    • Assess effectiveness in embracing diversity, examine the impact of college, community, and student demographics on teaching and learning, and create an inclusive, effective learning environment that addresses barriers and provides reasonable accommodations.
    • May be assigned to mentor high school teachers who offer WITC-articulated courses.
    • Model the Employability Essentials expected of WITC students, which are to communicate clearly, think critically, and demonstrate professionalism.
    • Designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) to receive and report criminal incidents to the WITC Safety Office by virtue of this role’s responsibilities at the College (only applies to instructor positions with club advising duties).
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Physical Requirements

    Exerting up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing required only occasionally.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Master’s Degree in English or Communications or a Master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in English, Communication, Writing, Journalism, Speech, Literature, Reading or a combination of credits in these disciplines
    • Ability to obtain driver’s license and insurance coverage in accordance with College policy
    • Previous teaching experience with adult learners

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Demonstrated skill and ability in use of computer software applications
    • Knowledge and experience with the development and implementation of on-line and web-conferencing learning
    • Experience with Blackboard Learning Management System and BlueJeans
    • Dedication and commitment to student success and a commitment to the technical college mission.
    • Occupational experience outside of education

    Salary

    FY22 Faculty Salary - Master's Degree $63,203 / year

    Benefits

    More detailed information online at https://www.witc.edu/about-witc/employment/benefits

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