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Instructor, Anthropology

Front Range Community College
Mead, Colorado
Closing date
Jul 18, 2024

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Position Type
Full Time
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Who We AreWe are the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 28,000 credit students annually. We were one of 30 colleges in the initial American Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project, recently selected as a "Most Promising Place to Work" in Diverse Magazine, and profiled as one of six top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. We have developed a strong strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates and have made significant investments in advising and other student support programs. At FRCC, we transform lives through excellence in teaching and learning. Pillars of our approach include: Inclusive learning environments; Active student engagement; Robust instructional content; Meaningful assessment; and Continuous improvement.We have a strong commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that reflects our student community and supports our Philosophy of Inclusion. We are guided by the philosophy "One College, Many Communities." Campuses share many common values, goals, and practices, but are also given the opportunity and flexibility to develop unique cultures and programs that serve individual communities. In addition, we have a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan. For more information, visit the following: and VISION 2020.Who You AreAs a part-time instructor in the Anthropology Department you provide instruction in all levels of anthropology, including developmental and/or transfer levels. Course assignments will be made based on experience. You work individually, as well as in collaboration with colleagues, to develop innovative curriculum which meets the needs of our diverse population of students. Student retention and success is your top priority. You will utilize technology and effective teaching strategies to develop students' critical thinking skills.You may be asked to teach at different times, locations and modalities to meet the needs of the College. SELECTION PROCESS: This is an open applicant pool. Applicants will be contacted based on the needs of the College. Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. Completed application package includes: A resume; A letter of interest; A copy of official transcripts; A one-page statement of your teaching philosophy; and A list of courses and the semesters you have taught.Please note: This is an on-campus position. You need to be a Colorado resident on your first day of employment. All qualified candidates will remain in a talent pool for future consideration and need to be residents of Colorado by the first day of employment.SALARY: The pay range for Part-Time Instructors varies, depending on the type of course, the contact ratio and contact hours, as well as your level of education and years of teaching. Please refer to our Part-Time Instructor Pay Matrix for detailed information. BENEFITS: Part-Time Instructors will have their hours measured on an annual basis to determine eligibility to enroll in medical health insurance only for the following benefit period. (See: Instructor & Variable Hour Employee Benefit Information). Primary Duties COURSE CONTENT:Creates an effective learning environment for students.Teaches courses consistent with CCCNS template and appropriate course content guide, catalog description, at the scheduled time and place and meets required contact hours.Uses appropriate resources, technology, and pedagogy in the delivery of courses.Sustains consistency and course integrity through participation in college-wide and programmatic assessment of student learning.Collaborates with colleagues for instructional improvement and adheres to departmental standards and policies. CLASS MEETINGS AND SCHEDULE:Submits teaching and regular meeting schedule. RECORDKEEPING:Turns in official grade book (a legal, permanent record) to department at the end of each semester.Submits syllabus to department by the end of the first week of class.Provides each student with a syllabus that complies with FRCC/department syllabus guidelines by the end of the first week including all course requirements, course evaluation procedures, attendance requirements, make-up examination policy, and related course procedures.Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance. Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion, normally within a week.Informs students of progress to date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines.Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes), including "No Shows" (students who have not shown up for class).Learns and uses college software for final reporting, grades, student roster and attendance. COMMUNICATIONS:Assists students with study problems and with evaluating their potential for successful achievement in the course or discipline. Makes referrals as appropriate, i.e. for tutoring.Follows/adheres to FERPA guidelines and maintains confidentiality.Checks college email at least twice weekly when teaching.Responds quickly to e-mail requests from administration as well as students.Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment in and outside the classroom. Prepares and submits incident reports to Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as defined by Student Code of Conduct.Checks FRCC voice mail at least twice a week. PROFESSIONALISM:Maintains necessary educational credentials, professional skills and currency appropriate to the teaching assignment and consistent with FRCC/CCCOES policy.Interacts sensitively with students, staff and faculty of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.Promotes a positive collegiate atmosphere. Qualifications REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING & WORK EXPERIENCE:Master's degree in the related degree listed below.Also allowed, a Master's degree in any field, plus 18 graduate credits in the related degree listed below.Related Degree: AnthropologyPREFERRED EDUCATION/TRAINING & WORK EXPERIENCE:Teaching experience is preferred.Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC.

Part-Time InstructorsPart-Time Instructors are eligible for sick leave. You will earn 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. To learn more about sick leave, please visit System Procedure 3-60b.RetirementFRCC employees contribute to Colorado PERA, which provides retirement and other benefits to employees of more than 500 government agencies and public entities in the state of Colorado. PERA is the 21st largest public pension plan in the United States and is a substitute for Social Security; FRCC employees do not contribute to Social Security. PERA eligible employees are required to contribute a fixed percentage of their salary to the pension. Student employees are not eligible to participate in PERA.FRCC and the State of Colorado also offer three tax-deferred supplemental investment plans, including 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans.Employee Assistance ProgramOur employee assistance program (EAP) services are available to you and your household members at no cost through the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP). These confidential services offered to support the wellbeing of both you and your family members include counseling, professional coaching, webinars, mediation, financial assistance, and more. For more information, please visit .BenefitHubAs a State of Colorado employee, you will have access to the BenefitHub website where you will find a variety of local and national discounts.Medical InsuranceVariable hour employees will have their hours measured on an annual basis to determin elibility to enroll in medical health insurance. To learn more, please visit CCCS Employee Benefits and read this year's Instructor & Variable Hour Employee Benefit Information.

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