Instructor, Speech Communication

Southeast Community College

United States

October 21, 2021


Posting Details Position Title Instructor, Speech Communication

Department Humanities Location Lincoln Job Category Faculty Job Type FT Posting Number 01403 Position End Date

General Description of Position

Under the direction and supervision of the Dean and Associate Dean, the Speech Instructor is responsible for providing instruction in various speech communication courses in a classroom, online, and/or distance learning environment. Teaching assignments for this position may include but are not limited to, Public Speaking, Business and Professional Communication, and Fundamentals of Human Communication. This position is also responsible for obtaining instructional supplies and materials, assisting in the selection of textbooks, advising students and working with the program and college committees.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Provide Instruction to Students: Provide instruction using engaged/active learning strategies to a diverse student population. Teaching assignments include, but are not limited to, Public Speaking, Business and Professional Communications, and Fundamentals of Human Communication, and other communications classes as assigned in a classroom, online, and/or distance learning setting. Instruction includes teaching, evaluating, and informing students of their progress. The instructor will utilize a variety of teaching strategies in that are appropriate to individual student needs and may include lecture, small groups, demonstrations, individualized instruction, and use of technology. Instruction may include distance learning and online instruction.

Develop New Courses and Update Existing Courses: Work with other speech faculty to develop new courses and update existing courses as required to keep the Speech courses current with new trends. New course development includes writing course objectives, develop syllabi, developing handouts and tests, researching software/technology, and researching textbooks for course use. The updating of existing courses include, keeping current with pedagogy of communications instruction and keeping current with new editions of textbooks and software used.

Maintain a Proper Learning Environment: Make certain the classrooms are kept in an orderly manner to present a proper learning environment for all students. This includes reporting facility problems to the supervisor. Responsible for creating and maintaining instruction and instructional materials which are free of gender, cultural and ethnic biases.

Provide for Student Evaluation and Record Keeping: Prepare and administer evaluation instruments and maintain accurate student records on attendance, achievement, and progress. Participate in and/or provide data for department and general education assessment.

Remain Current in Events and Developments Related to Subject Area: Increase and improve personal teaching and subject knowledge through supplemental sources such as attending seminars, professional association meetings, conferences, educational workshops, professional development activities, and self-study.

Participate in College and Program Activities and Committees: Attend, participate in, and support all department activities and college activities and committees as requested.

Serve as an Academic Advisor for Students: Advise Academic Transfer students as required for correct courses, academic standing, student success, etc. following established protocol. Explain college policies and procedures with students, and complete all records and forms necessary for proper student articulation and program operation.

Perform Other College and Program Duties as Assigned: Perform other college and program related duties as assigned. These may include, but not be limited to, assisting with development of the department budget and advising supervisor of department needs, promoting the Speech department, supporting student recruitment and assisting in the security of all college and program materials and equipment

The instructor may have additional duties and responsibilities of supervising and coordinating the activities of the program and its faculty if assigned to be Program Director/Department Chair. The primary role of the Program Director/Department Chair is to ensure that through personal and faculty efforts, students are able to achieve the objectives of the program. The Program Director reports to the Dean or Associate Dean of the Division.

Individualized Development Plan (New Instructors): Each new instructor will develop an individualized development plan in cooperation with the Vice President of Instruction. Professional Development Faculty should work with their immediate supervisor to develop an annual plan of professional development and improvement.

Promote/Support Diversity: Promote and support the College's diversity goals; promote/support Access, Fair Employment, EEO, Equity and Diversity programs.

Promote and support the College's organizational environment goals. Maximize operational efficiency by enhancing policies and procedures, staffing, and communication processes and practices. Enhance positive communication processes and practices, and maximize a positive and engaging organizational environment by encouraging input, reflective and transparent communication, and compassion and respect toward the views and ideas of others.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Speech or a Communication discipline with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in speech/oral communication.
  • Teaching experience equivalent to 18 semester hours or 6 courses at the secondary or post-secondary level directly related to area of instructional responsibility.
  • Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with distance education and online teaching.
  • Experience with engaged learning lesson planning/delivery.
  • Experience teaching high school dual-credit courses.
  • Experience teaching at a community college
  • Experience working with adult learners
  • Experience working with diverse populations of students at various levels of language ability, skills, and learning abilities.
  • Experience as an academic advisor.
  • Salary


    Open Date 10/07/2021

    Close Date 10/21/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

    Internal and external searches will run simultaneously.

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    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have a Master's Degree in Speech or a Communications discipline with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in speech/oral communication?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Teaching experience equivalent to 18 semester hours or 6 academic courses/sections at secondary or post-secondary level that applies directly to area(s) of instructional responsibility?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Employment Offers are conditional based upon successful completion of all Criminal Background Checks, reference verification, transcript verification (where appropriate) and employment verification. Do you agree to these conditions?
  • Yes
  • No
  • All information entered in the Online Application (not your Resume) will be used to determine if you meet the minimum education and experience qualifications. Have you reviewed your Application to be sure it contains all experience and educational information to support and verify that you meet the minimum qualification for this position?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you authorized to work in the United States on an unrestricted basis?
  • Yes
  • No
  • The primary work location for this position is at the Lincoln Campus, however, College employees may be required to work at other locations as needed. Is this acceptable to you?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • This is a full-time regular position with an implied 40 hour work week. Teaching assignments for this position are scheduled and approved by the College, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday based the instructional work calendar. This position will require evening and weekend travel for competition and recruitment. Is this acceptable to you?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • The minimum salary established for this position is $51,500 annually. Is this acceptable to you?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Where did you see this posting? Which newspaper, website, College site or from a friend?
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Other Document