Faculty Fellow Speech Instructor

Madison Area Technical College

United States

July 11, 2021


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Job Posting Date:

June 9, 2021

Application Deadline:

Salary Information:

$62,000 - $82,000


School of Arts & Sciences

Job Description:

The School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Madison College invites applications for the position of Faculty Fellow Speech Instructor. We are seeking motivated and engaged candidates who share a willingness to collaborate with other faculty members, students, and the community at large. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the field and to teaching that will enable him or her to be a visionary and innovative member of the program.

Madison College's Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Faculty Fellowship program is an important part of the College's focus on diversity and inclusion, which seeks to better reflect the increasing diversity of its student body and the surrounding community in its faculty workforce. The program does this by advancing the careers of individuals from groups in U.S. society that have been historically underrepresented in the academic profession.

Qualified candidates who bring diversity in gender identity, race, or language are encouraged to apply.

The Faculty Fellow will teach classes in their field of expertise and fully engage as members of the faculty community. During the fellowship, the selected fellow will be assigned a mentor, have access to professional development opportunities, and will be provided support to develop the expertise in teaching. Upon successful completion of the three-year fellowship, fellows are direct appointed to a full-time regular faculty position.

Madison College's dedication to promoting equity, inclusion and diversity is reflected in our Mission, Vision, and Values. Hiring an inclusive workforce that mirrors our student population is more than just a commitment at Madison College—it is the foundation of what we are striving to do. Come be part of our great team!

Work-life balance is an important element of Madison College. Flexible work hours and scheduling allow faculty to enjoy their lives outside of work. Full- time faculty work a nine-month contract for the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), and teaching summer courses is optional, with additional pay. Most importantly, you will play a major part in influencing and maintaining the College's mission, vision, and values.

This position will be open until filled, with a first review date of July 11th, 2021, at 11:59 pm. After this date, the recruitment may close without further notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Our goal is to conduct phone screen interviews starting late July/early August, first round interviews mid-August and second round interviews the first two weeks of September, with an offer out after the completion of the interview process for a January 3rd, 2022, start.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for instruction in Speech at the college level. This includes developing a relevant and progressive curriculum, designing and implementing effective learning strategies and environments, utilizing innovative teaching techniques and technology, delivering instruction of high quality, assessing student learning, advising students, and participating in college service activities at the department, school and college levels.

This position reports to the Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Essential Duties:

  • Facilitate student learning by developing appropriate instructional strategies to fit students' needs and support student engagement. Continually revise curriculum to improve student learning.
  • Evaluate student performance and provide regular feedback in courses taught by the instructor.
  • Contribute to student success and retention by advising students with course selection, career concerns, internships, and other matters.
  • Serve as an advocate for students and engages in activities that help students achieve their goals such as writing letters of recommendations, and/or helping students link with internships, service learning, job shadowing and other forms of networking.
  • Provide support to the program, the school, and the college by attending and engaging in events and meetings and participating fully within the team environment.
  • Continually revise curriculum to improve student learning.
  • Continually improve teaching through professional development activities and the integration of new techniques and technology. This includes the development and implementation of individualized professional development plan.
  • Maintain a commitment to the college mission, vision and values. Comply with college policies, directives, work rules, and Faculty Responsibilities. Engages positively with colleagues, handles conflict directly and professionally, contributes to team discussions, collaborates and helps colleagues, assumes the best from colleagues, provides and accepts constructive feedback, follows through on commitments, and supports final decisions that are made.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • ​Skilled in communicating effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated skill in communications and human relations with populations of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. This includes, but is not limited to, knowledge/experience with current educational methods/strategies such as learner-centered instruction, active learning, assessment, evaluation, collaborative techniques, and strategies aimed at closing the achievement gaps across race, gender, class, and disability.
  • Desire and ability to teach courses at both the collegiate transfer and technical/occupational program levels.
  • Ability to communicate complex and difficult concepts and ideas to students with varied backgrounds and levels of preparedness.
  • Ability to learn new and emerging technologies and incorporate them into the classroom and curriculum.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues on course and program promotion, direction and innovation.
  • Qualifications:

    Master's Degree in Speech / Communications or a related field (with at least 18 graduate credits in Speech/Communications) as appropriate for teaching college-level public speaking and communications courses.


    One year of teaching experience is required. Consideration will be given to graduate teaching assistant experience, or similar.


    Experience with or willingness to learn different modes of instruction (online, hybrid, Classroom Live, and modes of the future).


    Experience teaching utilizing an online Learning Management System, such as Blackboard.


  • A completed official Madison College online application
  • A current resume
  • A cover letter detailing qualifications as they relate to the position summary and essential duties
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Failure to include these documents by the first consideration date will RESULT IN THE DISQUALIFICATION OF YOUR APPLICATION.

    Note: Position finalists will be required to present a teaching demonstration and provide related curriculum materials for the screening committee. Verification of Employment and your official degree transcripts will be required if hired.

    If you are experiencing application issues please contact the HR hotline, (608) 246-6900.

    Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Madison College will not tolerate racism or harassment of any kind. We will provide an educational environment that preserves the safety and dignity of our students, staff and faculty. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Rosemary Buschhaus, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President, Human Resources , 1701 Wright St Madison, WI 53704 (608) 246-6900