The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference.
A cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position is required. You can upload a cover letter when you create an applicant profile.
Core responsibilities of this position include:
The Instructor, Chemistry position at the Albany County Campus is a full-time, benefited position responsible for the instruction and development of curriculum in the Natural Science department with a focus on Chemistry. The normal teaching load is 15 credit hours per semester. In the event that additional courses are needed to make load, those courses will be assigned based on instructor qualification. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to develop, assess and revise curriculum; advise and mentor students in curriculum and career choices; collaborate with community agencies; participate in assessment efforts and document such efforts; actively recruit students and collaborate with four-year colleges for transfer and maintain office hours.Laramie County Community College is dedicated to student success and aspires to develop world-class community college faculty. The College's faculty positions have the primary responsibilities of teaching assigned courses, holding regular office hours, being available for students, advising, and collaborating on departmental objectives. In addition, all faculty work in alignment with the College's mission, vision, and values to continuously improve as professional educators and experts in their field. Faculty further serve the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution. Full-time faculty are offered provisional status upon employment. All LCCC faculty are supported by the Faculty Academy within the Center for Excellence in Teaching.
Other duties may be assigned based on institutional need.
Compensation: This is a Faculty 5 position. Starting salary: $50,365-$60,438.
For full listing of benefits and faculty salary schedule, please visit http://lccc.wy.edu/about/humanResources/benefits.aspx
Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration apply by April 7th, 2019.
Starting Date: August 5th, 2019.
For information about Cheyenne, visit http://www.lccc.cc.wy.us/about/welcome.
Facilitate Learning (80-90%)
Faculty employ effective teaching practices coupled with the development and use of appropriate educational materials, delivery strategies, and effective assessment practices. Responsibilities associated with this function include:
Teach assigned classes as per course schedule and meet required contact hours, unless permission to deviate has been approved by appropriate supervisor to accommodate student need
Teach classes according to the approved Master Course Outline of Record (MCOR) and provide a current course syllabus for each course taught to the appropriate supervisor
Post and maintain office hours or maintain regular hours in the Student Success Center, Writing & Communication Center, or other areas approved by the Dean in accordance with College policy and procedure
Communicate with and respond to students in a timely manner (in most instances this means 1-2 faculty work days)
Assist in the design, implementation, and review of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and appropriate to course and program competencies
Develop and maintain instructional materials to support course and program competencies as applicable
Coordinate with and provide input to appropriate subject librarian to assist in selecting, evaluating, and deselecting library resources as applicable
Foster a supportive learning environment that encourages student success
Incorporate current subject matter expertise into instruction
Utilize varied learning activities to maximize student engagement and success
Employ relevant teaching tools, strategies, and classroom technologies
Assessment of Student Learning and Continuous Improvement:
Support student learning with timely and on-going feedback on progress and provide assistance towards meeting the course competencies
Evaluate student progress through cycles of formative and summative assessment
Comply with College procedures and practices related to instructional delivery, assessment, and reporting requirements to include records management
Engage with colleagues in the course, program, and institutional level assessment cycle of student learning for college data collection and continuous improvement
Service to the College (5-10%)
Faculty contribute to the College by engaging in activities that support, stimulate, and sustain the institution and the community. Responsibilities associated with this function include:Align with Core Values:
Faculty demonstrate a commitment to the College by involvement in one or more of the following:
Serving on recognized College committees
Participating in student, College, or community-sponsored activities
Advise student clubs or groups
Engage in active and productive collaboration with colleagues through department, school, and College-wide initiatives such as attending faculty and department meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, etc.
Assist with program promotion and recruitment of students through collaborative relationships with external stakeholders such as four-year partners in transfer and/or articulation, industry, high schools, etc.
Work closely with internal stakeholders such as Advising, Admissions, Student Success, Financial Aid, and the Career Center to promote student success
Provide collegial assistance and mentoring for colleagues
Professional Development (5-10%)Faculty are knowledgeable about their subject matter and maintain relevancy in their field through activities such as research, publications, presentations, professional association memberships, and/or conference attendance. Responsibilities associated with this function include:
Maintain current subject matter expertise and expand knowledge through professional development
Comply with the minimum faculty qualifications and credentials, and, if applicable, maintain required certification or licensure per Administrative Procedure 2.7P (Minimum Faculty Qualifications Procedure)
Engage in professional development activities in order to incorporate best practices to instruction
Develop communities and professional relationships that are relative to teaching assignments such as advisory committees, industry partners, and other external stakeholders
Share knowledge gained through professional development with internal and external stakeholders
An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis.
Assists in the design and implementation of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
Advises student clubs or groups as appropriate
Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
Keeps informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction via professional development activities
Provides Collegial assistance and mentoring for new faculty within discipline area, as needed
Full participation in the Faculty Academy
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
All LCCC faculty are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the competency areas defined in the College's Administrative Procedure 2.17.1P. In addition, requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include best practices in:
Classroom and time management
Instructional strategies and content delivery
Developing learning resources and activities
Curriculum development and assessment strategies
Introductory chemistry topics, including basic organic and biochemistry
Math/algebra and other calculation methods
Chemistry lab safety, proper chemical disposal
Use of a learning management system in instruction
Proficient skill with use of personal computing applications specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management systems
Use of Vernier LoggerPro probes and sensors
Correct use of chemistry glassware and equipment
Manage conflicts, confrontations, and disagreements in a classroom (online or face-to-face) setting
Recognize and celebrate interpersonal and cultural diversity in a classroom (online or face-to-face) setting
Modify behavior & practices in response to new information, changing conditions, unexpected obstacles, or student needs
Willingness to view issues from different perspectives and adhere to the appropriate chain of command
Present and express ideas and information clearly and concisely in a manner appropriate to the audience, whether oral or written
Actively listen to achieve understanding
Share relevant information and facilitate the open exchange of ideas and information
Effectively analyze problems, determine solutions, and take decisive action with personal responsibility to achieve outcomes and goals
Utilize evidence/data to assess effectiveness and efficiency in teaching
To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors
The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, and weekends as needed
There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform essential position functions
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds
Although some faculty positions may necessitate specific education and/or experience requirements, all LCCC Faculty are required to meet the minimum faculty qualifications as defined within the College's Administrative Procedure 2.7P.
18 graduate credits in an additional Science Field
Doctoral degree in Science from a regionally accredited institution
Experience with web-based learning management systems
Two or more years of college-level teaching experience
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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.
The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307-778-1217,TitleIX_ADA.Coordinator@lccc.wy.edu.
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