Sociology Instructor/Program Coordinator

State Fair Community College

United States

June 2, 2022


Sociology Instructor/Program Coordinator


Depends on Qualifications


Sedalia, MO

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  • Description
  • Benefits
  • State Fair Community College has an opening at the Sedalia campus for a full- time sociology program coordinator/instructor.

    Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

    Responsibilities will include teaching a range of sociology courses including on-ground, online, hybrid, and web conference courses. The instructor is expected to teach courses in a variety of delivery methods and terms including eight-week, twelve-week and sixteen-week formats. On occasion, the individual may be asked to teach an evening class or dual credit class.

    The instructor will be responsible for the instruction and evaluation of student performance while maintaining the standards and integrity of the sociology curricula and the institution, including outcomes assessment and program review requirements. The instructor must possess an understanding of the range of needs that community colleges address and be committed to retaining students and helping them achieve their academic goals through a sense of a student centeredness. The instructor will uphold the philosophy that students learn from frequent and timely feedback in a positive environment and use a variety of multi-media and other instructional strategies that effectively communicate the course content to this generation of learners. Furthermore, the instructor must be willing to improve instruction through professional development. The instructor must show a willingness to assume instructional related responsibilities and leadership roles beyond the classroom such as mentoring adjuncts, serving as lead instructor, and serving on committees designed for problem solving and decision making on the division and institutional levels.

    As program coordinator, candidate will oversee the following, but not limited to program assessment, curriculum development and maintenance, course shell maintenance within LMS, adjunct selection and observation, textbook selection, and annual program review.

    Knowledge with learning management systems is essential and maintaining a classroom presence utilizing this technology is expected for all sections, including online, on ground, or web conference. In addition to the credit-hour expectations, SFCC faculty maintain a minimum of ten office hours per week and are available during the college's operating hours, Monday through Friday.

    The preceding duties have been provided as examples of the essential types of work performed by positions within this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

    Minimum qualifications & Requirements

    Completed Master's degree in Sociology by August 1, 2022, or Master's degree in related field with minimum of 18 graduate hours in Sociology. Candidates with the following qualifications will receive preference:

  • Community College instruction experience and/or college-level teaching experience.
  • Graduate hours in psychology or social work.
  • An understanding of the community college concept and a demonstrated sense of student centeredness.
  • A concern for rigorous academic standards, retention, and outcomes assessment.
  • An understanding of active-learning techniques in the classroom.
  • A willingness to assume instructional-related responsibilities and leadership roles beyond the classroom, including recruiting students, advising students, outcomes assessment, and mentoring adjuncts.
  • Proficiency in technology, possessing knowledge of Learning Management Systems such as Canvas, and having the willingness to web-enable traditional classes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Supplemental information

    Salary & Fringe: Salary contingent upon education and experience based on faculty salary schedule. Excellent fringe benefit package includes medical/dental, life insurance, tuition waiver and retirement program.

    Employment Date & Length of Contract: August 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. Contract renewable annually. Summer teaching opportunities may be available.

    Closing Date for Applications: Immediate application is encouraged. Applicant screening will begin two weeks after job is posted. Position will remain open until filled.

    Completed applications will include SFCC application, cover letter, resume and transcripts.

    AA Statement: SFCC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of State Fair Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law in regard to admissions, awarding financial aid, access to courses and programs, and all student services as well as the recruitment, admission and retention of students.

    As part of our enduring commitment to inclusive excellence on our campus, State Fair Community College, is a member of the Greater Missouri Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). HERC supports job seekers through the higher education job search process and it supports institutions in their efforts to create inclusive recruitment, hiring, and retention practices for staff and faculty.


    July 1, 2021 thourgh June 30, 2022

    Coverage is effective the first day of the month after beginning employment. For example, if you start on Feb. 1, your benefits will start March 1. All insurance premiums are monthly payments.

    Medical insurance is paid 100% for the employee.

    Cost per month to cover spouse, children, or family:

    Base/Flex Buy-Up/PPO HSA

    Employee $0.00 $103.00 $0.00 Employee & Spouse 717.00 939.00 631.00 Employee & Child(ren) 538.00 734.00 476.00 Family 1,254.00 1,455.00 1020.00

    Base medical insurance is paid 100% for employee.

    SFCC will contribute $98.00 monthly into your HSA plan if you elect the H.S.A. plan.

    Single dental insurance Option 1 is paid 100% for the employee. Additional charge of $3.53 per month for Option 2 election.

    Cost per month to cover family: $51.41 for Plan 1 or $61.10 for Plan 2 coverage.

    1. Life insurance is paid for the employee. It is equivalent to your annual salary rounded up to the next even thousand dollars, i.e., $24,432 will be rounded up to $25,000. 2. Additional life insurance is available to purchase for employee, spouse, and eligible children. Rate quotes are specific to age. 3. The cost for the basic additional life insurance plan is $1.58 per month for $10,000 spouse coverage and $2,500 dependent child coverage. This is a total monthly cost, regardless of the number of eligible dependents covered.

    The retirement rate for the Public School Retirement System (PSRS) is 14.50% of gross and is matched 100% by the college. The college match goes in to a pool from which all retirees are paid. The only FICA withheld is Medicare. No Social Security is withheld.

    The retirement rate for the Public Education Employee Retirement System (PEERS) is 6.86% of gross plus the monthly cost for employer provided medical and dental insurance coverage and is matched 100% by the college. The college match goes in to a pool from which all retirees are paid. Both Medicare and Social Security (FICA) are withheld.

    Vision insurance coverage is paid by the employee. Current plan year runs from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

    Cost per month is: Employee $ 11.14 Employee & Spouse 18.78 Employee & Children 19.16 Full Family 30.30

    AFLAC insurance is available and is paid by the employee through payroll deduction.

    Medical, dental and vision insurance premiums can be deducted before taxes.

    Vacation is accrued at the rate of: - 4 hours per pay period from hire date through 5 years - 5 hours per pay period from 6 years through 15 years - 6 hours per pay period for 16 years or more - Cap is 160.00 hours (Faculty are not eligible for vacation as time off is built into the annual contract.)

    Sick leave is accrued at the rate of: - 5 hours per pay period regardless of years of service - Cap is 1040 hours

    There is no waiting period for holiday, vacation, and sick time, however; the employee must have supervisor approval prior to using sick or vacation accruals.

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Regular full-time employees and their qualified dependents receive 6 sessions at no charge for any type of marriage, child, stress, emotional, financial, legal, child care, elder care, healthy lifestyle, support in tough situations, personal growth, or work issues, support you may need. EAP can be reached at 800-386-7055 M-F from 6am-5pm PST or www. All contact with EAP is completely confidential. SFCC in partnership with Central Methodist University, offer counseling sessions on the SFCC campus at no cost. Contact HR for additional information regarding this benefit.

    SFCC Tuition Waiver Scholarship : Regular full-time employees, spouse, and their qualified dependents receive a 100 percent scholarship tuition waiver (excluding books, fees, supplies) for all SFCC classes. The appropriate electronic tuition waiver scholarship application must be completed prior to each semester classes are attended.

    Central Methodist University Tuition Waiver Scholarship : CMU offers a tuition waiver scholarship for undergraduate and graduate tuition charges for FT employees each term for online and on-ground courses held on the SFCC campus.

    Spouse and dependent of FT SFCC employee may have undergraduate tuition charges (but not books, fees, or supplies) waived each term while attending CMU at SFCC.

    Any spouse (but not dependent) of a FT SFCC employee shall have 50 percent of the graduate tuition charges (not books, fees, or supplies) waived each term while attending CMU at SFCC or online.

    Employees and dependents/guests receive free admission to the majority of State Fair Community College's theatrical events, musical shows, and sporting events by presenting their State Fair Community College photo ID.

    Identity Theft covers credit reporting, personal credit scores, credit monitoring and identity restoration for employee coverage. Identity Theft is $12.95 to add all dependents under 18 years of age and costs an additional dollar per month.

    Employees may purchase LegalShield, which allows the ability to talk to an attorney on any matter without worrying about the high costs associated with legal counsel. LegalShield can be purchased for $15.75 a month.

    Community Gardens at SFCC are available to SFCC employees at no charge. The garden plots are 20ft x 30ft, they are plowed and disked for you and water is provided free of charge. The gardens are typically available from March thru October.

    Payroll is processed semi-monthly with a total of 24 pays per year. Hourly employees are paid one pay period in arrears. All full-time exempt employment offers are pending the SFCC Board of Trustees approval. The board of trustees generally meet once a month typically on the third Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm.


    State Fair Community College


     3201 West 16th Street

    Sedalia, Missouri, 65301





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