Psychology/Social Science Instructor


December 13, 2013
Applications received by March 3, 2014 will receive consideration

Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846 620-276-7611



Qualifications:

Desirable

Preference will be given to those candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by:

  • Community college teaching experience at multiple skill levels.
  • Experience teaching Pyschology/Sociology courses in other community college settings.
  • Ability to motivate and teach students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of computer assisted learning strategies in Pyschology/Sociology.
  • Commitment to the discipline through involvement in professional organizations and activities.


Minimum

Possession of a master’s degree in Psychology/Sociology.

Or

Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Sociology education and intention to complete a master’s degree in this field.


Physical Requirements

Ability to stand and sit for extended periods; speak and hear clearly in group settings and at distances of 30 feet; maintain physical mobility, alertness, and composure; utilize appropriate presentation materials and equipment; and transport self and equipment to various campus/community/area sites as needed.

Faculty Profile Personal and Professional Qualities:

  • Strong commitment to quality teaching, student learning and academic excellence.
  • Learner-centered, able to lead the learning process, to inspire, motivate, and help students to succeed.
  • Appreciation and respect for the student role, contribution and responsibility in the learning process.
  • Commitment to develop learning outcomes and design alternative approaches to learning.
  • Ability and willingness to apply knowledge of academic or occupational areas in designing strategies related to learning outcomes.
  • Commitment to integrate new technologies and strategies into the learning process.
  • Commitment to using technologies and instructional support resources to address unique needs of each learner.
  • Intellectual and ethical qualities which evoke confidence and respect.
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, openness to change, willingness to experiment and innovate.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds and needs of community college students.
  • Commitment to continuing education and professional development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

Psychology/Social Science Instructor

This is a full-time, 172-day contract position under the direction of the appropriate Division Director, Vice President of Learning Services, and the college President. The primary assignment is to provide instructional services and learning facilitation for students in the Social Science Divisions by offering Psychology and/or related courses.


This assignment includes (but is not limited to) the following:


  • Teaching assigned day and/or evening courses using lecture, lab, hands-on demonstration, cooperative learning, and online/hybrid delivery in on-campus or at off-campus outreach locations. Courses are offered in accordance with established standards and course syllabi.
  • Providing individual and small group facilitation of learning, diagnostic assessment of students, and identification of appropriate learning materials.
  • Participating in course and curriculum design, student advisement, program review, and college committees as required to maintain and to improve the learning program.
  • Remaining current in subject matter and in the techniques most effective to promote student learning.
  • Participating in staff and college meetings and contributing through appropriate committee assignments.
  • Performing other relevant tasks as assigned.

Employment Conditions:

Salary

Based on the minimum and/or desirable qualifications. Placement on the salary schedule is based on verification of experience, relevant degrees, and upper division/graduate course work. Anticipated teaching load of seven classes in the fall and three classes in the spring semesters.


Extensive Benefit Package


  • Health care/hospitalization coverage for employees and eligible dependents (up to $425.00 paid monthly by Trustees toward premium cost). Two BCBS plans to choose from, each with a limited dental program.
  • $15,000 group term life insurance for full-time college employees paid by Trustees.
  • Paid sick leave - 12 days annually, accumulates to 90 days total.
  • Retirement coverage through Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS).
  • TIAA-CREF 403-b employer retirement plan.
  • Free GCCC tuition for employee, spouse and minor dependents.
  • Free pass for employee, spouse and immediate family members to most college-sponsored events.
  • IRS Section 125 cafeteria salary reduction plan to purchase nontaxable health insurance, medical expense reimbursement, and dependent care reimbursement.
  • Free use of wellness facilities for employee.

Term of Employment:

This is a full-time position, 172-day faculty contract, bargaining unit position, beginning with the Fall Semester of the 2014-2015 academic year with teaching opportunities for Summer 2014.

Selection Process:

The screening committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the vacancy notice and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are usually conducted on the Garden City Community College campus by an interview committee. Additional interviews and/or teaching demonstrations may be required. Travel costs related to all interviews will be borne by the applicant.


For more information, please contact:

Judy Whitehill
Social Science Division Director
620-276-9582
judy.whitehill@gcccks.edu

Apply:

Applications received by March 3, 2014 will receive consideration

Application Process:

Application and information are available at www.gcccks.edu or contact:

Human Resources Office
Garden City Community College
801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS 67846
(620) 276-0362; FAX (620) 276-9573

Email: hr@gcccks.edu

Applications must be completed in detail and clearly show that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as set forth in the vacancy notice.


Each applicant must submit an application package, which includes:

  • Letter of application, not to exceed five pages, which briefly states how applicant specifically fits the Faculty Profile of Personal and Professional Qualities and demonstrates past use of these qualities.
  • Completed college application.
  • Complete an online application here
  • Detailed resume summarizing educational preparation and experience.
  • Copies of all collegiate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for selection process).
  • Up to three current professional reference letters or a placement file containing up to three letters of recommendation. Letters must be no more than two years old, signed and dated, and from persons having first-hand knowledge of applicant's professional qualities. Letters should address how the applicant's qualifications and experience relate to the position.

Please submit only requested materials

Only applications that are complete and fully address how the applicant meets ALL minimum qualifications will be considered for possible interview.


About the College:

The College

Established in 1919, Garden City Community College serves more than 48,000 residents in seven counties of rural southwest Kansas. It is a comprehensive community college which enrolls more than 2,300 credit students (1,260 FTE) on its main campus and at eight outreach locations each semester, and an additional 1,000 students in its non-credit Finney County Community Learning Center programs at two additional off-campus locations. The 230-member full-time staff includes approximately 70 full-time faculty members in the academic transfer and technical programs. The college employs an additional 200 to 250 part-time staff, adjunct faculty and work-study students on campus and at the outreach locations.


GCCC funds instruction in five academic/transfer divisions and a technical division, as well as a wide variety of instructional support and student services activities. The college supports vigorous cultural, arts and multisport athletic programs, and offers on-campus residential living for more than 300 students.


Curricula

Garden City Community College offers lower division courses for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities, occupational and technical courses for students who strive to gain competence in employment skills, and general education courses for all students to provide an awareness of the ideas and ideals of our diverse cultural heritage.


The college offers extensive continuing education and learning support services programs which include Business & Industry, continuing education, community service, adult education, library and comprehensive learning center. Technical offerings including programs in John Deere Agriculture Technology, Ammonia Refrigeration, Industrial Production Technology, Automotive Technology, Nursing, Police Science, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, and Fire Science, as well as programs in office occupations, agronomy, animal science, wood production technology and a variety of computer applications.

Equal Opportunity


Garden City Community College does not discriminate against applicants, employees or students on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit reasons, or handicap, nor will sexual harassment be tolerated, in its employment practices and/or educational programs or activities. Those concerned about the above should contact Cricket Turley, Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846, 620-276-9574.


ADA/Equal Access


Garden City Community College is complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and is committed to equal and reasonable access to facilities and programs for all employees, students and visitors. Those with ADA concerns, or who need special accommodations, should contact Susan Pollart, Accommodations Coordinator, Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846, 620-276-9638.