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Employer: Garden City Community College
Job Title: Speech Instructor
Salary: $0 

Job Description:

Computer Science Instructor

This is a full-time, 172 day contract position under the direction of the appropriate Division Director and the Vice President of Instructional Services. The primary assignment is to provide instructional services and learning facilitation for students in the Humanities & Fine Arts Division.

This assignment includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Teaching day and/or evening face-to-face or hybrid courses in speech and/or related subjects. Responsible for preparing and delivering lectures, hands on demonstration, cooperative learning, leading and moderating classroom discussions, and administering and grading examinations. Courses are offered in accordance with established standards and course syllabi.
  • Providing individual and small group facilitation of learning, diagnostic assessment of students, and identification of appropriate learning materials.
  • Participating in course and curriculum design, student advisement, program review, and college committees as required to maintain and to improve the learning program.
  • Participating in the operation of computer and other labs and providing direction and help to students and student assistants.
  • Remaining current in subject matter and in the techniques most effective to promote student learning.
  • Demonstrating initiative and enthusiasm for recruiting.
  • Participating in staff and college meetings and contributing through appropriate committee assignments and other relevant tasks as assigned.

Personal and Professional Qualities

  • Strong commitment to quality teaching, student learning, and academic excellence.
  • Learner-centered, able to lead the learning process, to inspire, motivate, and help students to succeed.
  • Appreciation and respect for student role, contribution, and responsibility in the learning process.
  • Commitment to develop learning outcomes and design alternative approaches to learning.
  • Ability and willingness to apply knowledge of academic or occupational areas in designing strategies related to learning outcomes.
  • Commitment to integrate new technologies and strategies into the learning process.
  • Commitment to using technologies and instructional support resources to address learners’ unique needs.
  • Intellectual and ethical qualities which evoke confidence and respect.
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, openness to change, willingness to experiment and innovate.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds and needs of community college students.
  • Commitment to continuing education and professional development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.



Master’s degree in forensics or oral communication closely related field, or a master's degree with at least 18 graduate hours in field.


Preference will be given to those candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by:

  • Experience coaching forensics
  • Community college teaching experience at multiple skill levels.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in speech and writing.
  • Knowledge of computer assisted learning strategies.
  • Ability to motivate and teach students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds.
  • Commitment to the discipline through involvement in professional organizations and activities.
  • Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Physical Requirements

Ability to stand and sit for extended periods; speak and hear clearly in group settings and at distances of 30 feet; maintain physical mobility, alertness, and composure; utilize appropriate presentation materials and equipment; and transport self and equipment to various campus/community/area sites as needed.

Employment Conditions


Based on the minimum and/or desirable qualifications.  Placement on the salary schedule is based on verification of experience, relevant degrees, and upper division/graduate course work.

Extensive Benefit Package

  • Health care/hospitalization coverage for employees and eligible dependents (up to $525.00 paid monthly by Trustees toward premium cost).  Two plans to choose from, each with a limited dental program.
  • $15,000 group term life insurance for full-time college employees paid by Trustees.
  • Paid sick leave—12 days annually, accumulates to 90 days total.
  • Retirement coverage through Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS).
  • TIAA 403-b employer retirement plan.
  • Free GCCC tuition for employee, spouse, and minor dependents.
  • Free pass for employee, spouse, and immediate family members to most college sponsored events.
  • IRS Section 125 cafeteria salary reduction plan to purchase nontaxable health insurance, medical expense reimbursement, and dependent (child) care reimbursement.
  • Free use of Super Circuit facilities for employee.

Term of Employment

This is a full-time bargaining unit position, 172-day faculty contract beginning with the Fall Semester of the 2017 academic year.

Application Process

Application and information are available at

www.gcccks.edu or contact:

Human Resources

Garden City Community College

801 Campus Drive

Garden City, KS  67846

620-276-0362, FAX 620-276-9573

E-mail:  hr@gcccks.edu

Applications must be completely filled out in detail and clearly show that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as set forth in the vacancy notice.

Each applicant must submit an application package, which includes:

  • Letter of application, not to exceed five pages, which briefly states how applicant specifically fits the Faculty Profile of Personal and Professional Qualities and demonstrates past use of these qualities.
  • Completed college application.
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae summarizing educational preparation and experience.
  • Copies of all collegiate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for selection process).
  • Up to three current professional reference letters or a placement file containing up to three letters of recommendation.  Letters must be no more than two years old, signed and dated, and from persons having first-hand knowledge of applicant's professional qualities.  Letters should address how the applicant’s qualifications and experience relate to the position.


Only applications that are complete and fully address how the applicant meets ALL minimum qualifications will be considered for possible interview.

The college retains all materials submitted in the application process. Failure to submit all required application materials will result in the applicant not being considered for the position.  Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility.

All application materials are subject to verification.  False statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Application materials become the property of Garden City Community College and will not be returned.  Application files for this position will not be considered for future openings.

Current employees should be aware that materials from their personnel files will not be included as part of the application packet, and they should therefore provide information on past and present employment in the same degree of detail as any other applicant.

Selection Process

The screening committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the vacancy notice and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted.  Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview.  Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview.  Interviews are usually held on the Garden City Community College campus and are conducted by an Interview Committee.  Additional interviews and/or teaching demonstrations may be required.  Travel costs related to all interviews will be borne by the applicant.



Garden City Community College does not discriminate against applicants, employees or students on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit reasons, or handicap, nor will sexual harassment be tolerated, in its employment practices and/or educational programs or activities. Those concerned about the above should contact Sara Koehn, Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846, 620-276-9574.


Garden City Community College is complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and is committed to equal and reasonable access to facilities and programs for all employees, students and visitors. Those with ADA concerns, or who need special accommodations, should contact Susan Pollart, Coordinator of Disabilities, Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846, 620-276-9638.

Vacancy Number: 17-05

Open Date: 11/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: