To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
Under minimal supervision, the instructor is responsible for fostering student learning through effectively teaching coursework in the Kirkwood undergraduate education curriculum. The successful candidate will also teach coursework for paraeducator certification by the State of Iowa and serve as the certifying official at Kirkwood. A course load of 15 credit hours per semester is required. Teaching load will be assigned by the dean and located primarily on the main campus in Cedar Rapids, but may involve teaching at other Kirkwood sites such as regional centers or off site locations and may include weekend and evening courses, as well as distance learning courses in instructional television or online. This position is responsible for evaluating and reporting student performance and progress in assigned courses in accordance with department, division, and college policies and procedures. 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 department, 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.
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 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 education 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 education.
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.
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 Education from an accredited institution of higher education required.
Minimum 5 years of recent full time K-12 classroom teaching experience.
Successful college teaching experience essential.
Experience with online/weblive course development and delivery.
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
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.
At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960s our graduates have worked, raised families and prospered in this area. More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields. Tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs. As our college has grown, so have the tools and facilities to meet the changing needs of our Creative Corridor. A key part of that growth in service is our network of regional centers. Kirkwood employees have long set the standard for innovative talent, visionary spirit and overall excellence in their work. Being part of Kirkwood means being part of a deep commitment to the success of every student, every day.