Employer: WSU Tech
Division: Academics/General Education
Job Title: Faculty, Social Sciences (Lead)
Salary: $45000.00 Annually
This Lead Faculty position provides instruction and oversight of the following programs in this discipline: psychology, sociology, & government
Job Summary: This position is a Full-time Exempt level position, as defined by policy to mean working a minimum of 40 hours per week. The primary responsibility of an Instructor is to provide the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities. The instructor is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening, or weekend on any Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences & Technology (WSU Tech) campus/off-campus locations as assigned. At a minimum, the related activities include instruction, instructional counseling, academic planning, serving on various committees, recruiting, participating in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations as needed. An instructor performs all duties as directed by the Program Director, Associate Dean, Dean, Vice President of General Education & Health Sciences, or the President.
1. Files an appropriate course syllabus for each course taught within the course shell of the appropriate Learning Management System.
2. Ensures that each program/class contains essential curricular components, has appropriate content and pedagogy, and maintains currency.
3. Maintains a high level of expertise in the subjects taught and stimulates enthusiasm for those subjects.
4. Recommends textbooks and other instructional materials including classroom and laboratory equipment to Dean/Director.
5. Makes suggestions to the department Dean/Director, concerning the improvement of the curriculum in keeping with the objectives of the college.
6. Teaches all classes according to an approved course syllabus, ensuring that assigned classes are held as scheduled. Holds the final exam at the time scheduled unless permission to deviate has been approved by the department Dean/Director.
7. Keeps students informed and updated concerning course content, requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
8. Keeps students informed about their progress through the prompt grading of papers and other work. Submits Student Academic Reports (SARs) and other documentation when appropriate.
9. Provides students with a final grade published in the Learning Management System within the timeframe allotted.
10. Maintains accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records.
11. Conducts class evaluations and completes other college evaluations and assessment in accordance with college policy.
12. Participates in program and curriculum review and development and student learning outcomes initiatives.
13. Makes use of available college online resources (Angel/Blackboard, Publish Grades, Policies/Procedures, Grade Book, Attendance, etc.).
14. Plans each unit or lesson, both as to content and method, to make each class meaningful. Incorporates instructional technologies in instructional delivery.
15. Organizes each course taught into an effective instrument of learning.
16. Studies and utilizes students’ learning styles in each class in order to facilitate the best teaching and learning situations. Maximizes the learning opportunities for each student.
17. Submits annual program review information, assessment data and works collaboratively on annual budget with the department Dean/Director.
18. Facilitates student recruitment and retention activities including but not limited to high school visits and college activities, such as Open House, Program Information Sessions, and tours.
19. Posts and maintains office hours for student consultation (combined with classroom instruction, minimum 35 contact hours per week on campus).
20. Strives for the qualities delineated in the criteria for faculty evaluation used by the college.
21. Refers students to counselor as needed.
22. Submits required reports to the appropriate college personnel.
23. Serves on and provides information to college committees as needed.
24. Conveys college-related information to students in a timely manner as requested by college officials.
25. Develops and maintains a positive relationship with program Industry Advocate Teams (IAT) members.
26. Attends all faculty meetings, college in-services, commencement, professional development activities, and other meetings as called by the President, Vice President of Academic Affairs, or the Program Dean/Director.
27. Assumes other work related responsibilities as assigned by the department Dean/Director.
Additional Lead Faculty Responsibilities:
1. Monitors and orders supplies and consumables used to teach program or course.
2. Oversees selection and ordering of program/department textbook and other required instructional materials for each academic year.
3. Oversees purchasing of required student supplies and consumables for the program or course.
4. Add and cancel classes in a timely manner as necessary.
5. Assist Dean with scheduling program courses each semester.
6. Supervises hiring efforts for adjunct faculty.
7. Evaluates adjunct faculty according to evaluation policy.
8. Assists with finding substitute instructors when necessary.
9. Reviews all course syllabi to ensure accurate information and consistent competencies.
10. Maintains open communication with adjunct faculty.
11. Guides/leads other full-time faculty in the program/department.
12. Provides point of contact information for teacher of record on concurrent high school courses and ensure compliance with teacher of record process.
13. Assists dual credit faculty with course crosswalk and other relevant instruction information.
14. Assists with developing and maintaining program or course templates/masters.
15. Oversees curriculum changes within the program or department
16. Ensures completion of all program or department assessment activities to support the College’s assessment plan.
17. Mentors any new full-time or adjunct faculty that need assistance in teaching the program/course content.
18. Oversees program/department purchases and assists with managing the budget.
19. Maintains courses in Blackboard and other 3rd party computer-based software.
20. Represents program/department at WATC events.
21. Performs additional duties assigned by Dean or Chief Academic/Instructional Officer.
Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills Needed:
Master's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, or other social science field OR Master’s Degree plus 18 graduate or undergraduate credit hours in social sciences.
2 years teaching experience, preferably postsecondary
Must be available for required course assignments.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – must be able to work with students, technical and administrative personnel in a pleasant, professional, and efficient manner.
Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
Ability to use personal computer and software applications.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Ability to accurately and quickly process, enter and audit data.
Ability to effectively organize and direct personnel during crisis or emergency situations.
Demonstrate ability and knowledge to provide team leadership for planning.
Ability to pre-plan course work.
Must complete new faculty orientation within one semester of start date.
Other Position Requirements:
1. Works effectively and productively as a team member. Keeps others informed of information needed. Treats others with respect, maintaining a spirit of cooperation.
2. Maintains effective and professional verbal and written interactions with peers, customers, supervisors and other staff. Uses diplomacy and tact in dealing with difficult situations or people. Demonstrates effective listening skills. Is receptive to constructive feedback.
3. Maintains acceptable overall attendance record, to include department meetings, all-employee meetings/trainings as required. Ensures appropriate notification to supervisor for absences, and ensure that work is covered. Is flexible in work schedule when needed.
4. Produces quantity of work necessary to meet job requirements.
5. Demonstrates the ability and willingness to handle new assignments, changes in procedures and business requirements. Identifies what needs to be done and takes appropriate action.
6. Completes assigned work; meets deadlines without reminders/follow-up from supervisor or others.
7. Performs work conscientiously with a high degree of accuracy.
8. Participates in a minimum of 20 hours professional development activities per year to remain current with industry trends and advancements.
Must be able to work in a multi-tasked, high-volume environment, completing multiple and competing priorities. Daily attendance is required to meet the needs of students and prospective students. Attendance is required at meetings and in-services some of which may be out of the area. Schedules may fluctuate to accommodate student or College needs, deadlines and delivery of services. Long periods of sitting and/or standing will be required. Data entry/typing is required. Independent travel by
car or public carrier is required to enable flexibility to work at alternate campuses/locations when needed. Evening and weekend work may be required. Work schedule will be as needed and required by administration to accomplish assigned duties.
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