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Sociology Instructor

Northland Community & Technical College
Thief River Falls, MN Full-time
Posted on March 4, 2019

Notice Of Vacancy:

It is the policy of Northland Community and Technical College to ensure that the selection for this position is accessible to all candidates.

This document can be made available in alternative formats by calling Colleen Kukowski, Administration Services Coordinator (218) 793-2407.

  • Sociology Instructor - 007018 - Liberal Arts Faculty

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: March 04, 2019

Closing Date: March 01, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Northland Community and Technical College / Thief River Falls

Division/Unit: TRF Faculty

Appointment Type: Full-time, Unlimited

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: Rarely, between campuses

Salary Range: Depends on Qualifications

Job Class Option: 500015

Bargaining Unit/Union 210-MSCF

Work Area: Academics

Location: Thief River Falls

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Position Responsibilities:

Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) seeks a full-time unlimited Sociology Instructor dedicated to excellence in teaching who desires to become part of a creative, vibrant, student-centered learning community. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives. Primary responsibilities will be teaching on the Thief River Falls campus and online.

Faculty members at NCTC are professionally active scholars who participate in departmental and campus-wide activities to enhance their disciplines, promote interdisciplinary discourse and collaboration, and advance the college mission. The college is committed to reflecting a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds among its administrators, faculty and staff.

Examples of Duties:

  • Deliver instruction using a variety of methods including on-site, online and/or hybrid-blended for a wide range of students, including traditional, developmental, adult, concurrent enrollment and English-language learners
  • Conduct classroom research and other assessment/evaluation activities.
  • Mentor and advise students.
  • Maintain consistent communication with students through office hours, email, and telephone.
  • Plan develop, and deliver curriculum.
  • Participate in committee assignments and college-wide initiatives
  • Support the mission, vision, and core values of Northland Community and Technical College.
  • Engage in professional development activities.
  • Promote diversity and cultural competency.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (expected to have to enter job):

Education Requirement: 

  • Master's degree with a major in sociology or a Master's degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits (27 graduate quarter credits) in sociology.

Teaching and Learning Competency Requirement:

  • course construction (credit course)*
  • teaching/instructional methods (credit course)*
  • student outcomes assessment/evaluation (credit course)*
  • philosophy of community and technical college education (credit or non-credit course)**

Faculty shall have a degree in education or three years of successful full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience prior to being hired, or shall be required to complete * coursework in the above content areas (or their equivalent) prior to being granted unlimited status.

These courses shall be waived for individuals who at the time of hire have: a degree in education, or have documented evidence of successful completion of equivalent coursework in the specified teaching and learning content areas, or have three years of successful, full-time (or equivalent) secondary, postsecondary, industry, or trade apprenticeship teaching experience in the field for which they are being hired. (Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Credentialing, Part 5, Subpart B.2)

This course shall be waived for individuals who, at the time of hire, have documented evidence of successful completion of equivalent coursework. (Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Credentialing, Part 5, Subpart B.3)

Preferred Qualifications (desired but not expected to have to enter job):

  • Familiarity with and commitment to the mission of a community and technical college.
  • Demonstrated experience advising and mentoring within professional setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage learners from a broad range of cultural backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply active learning strategies within a classroom setting.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective planning and organization skills.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply