Teacher Education Instructor

CLASSIFICATION: Faculty
DEPARTMENT: Education
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Academic Affairs
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
CONTRACT TERMS: Full-Time, 9-month
LOCATION: Trenton, Missouri-Main Campus


Position Summary: Full-time 9-month tenure-track education instructor beginning summer or fall 2018.  The successful candidate will be qualified to teach the full range of college-level freshman and sophomore teacher education courses: Foundations of Education, Teaching Profession with Field Experience, Multicultural Education, Education of Exceptional Learners, and Educational and Child/Adolescent Psychology.  Additional course work could include related fields of study.  This instructor will also be responsible for coordinating field experiences, including certification of student background checks, student advisement, committee work, and other related professional responsibilities. He or she will also coordinate the AAT degree and ensure that it meets MDHE, DESE and NCATE requirements. The position requires keeping up with current trends in education and a close working relationship with the following entities:  our partnering K-12 school districts, transfer colleges and universities, and the Division of Ed Quality at DESE.  The position may include teaching evening, summer, weekends and/or on-line courses.

Essential Functions: Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Advance student learning through exemplary instruction in accordance with established course syllabus.
  • Teach a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester (30 per academic year) at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.
  • Commit to the learning process by participation in the development and revision of the curriculum and semester schedules.
  • Continuously improve instructional quality by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods to ensure student success; such as collaborative learning, learning communities, service learning, instructional technology and distance education to enhance retention.
  • Provide access to students by posting office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods.
  • Establish annual objectives to include personal and professional growth plans with the division chair.
  • Participate in student academic advising and assessment of students learning. Prepare reports as required.
  • Assist in the identification and the recommendation of adjunct faculty.
  • Develop and maintain alliances with appropriate constituencies and institutions.
  • Participate in division and college committees.
  • Maintain current knowledge in subject-matter as well as effective teaching and learning strategies.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education: Requires Master’s degree in Education or closely related Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate credit hours of core education courses.

Experience: Successful experience teaching at the college level utilizing distance and on-line learning.  K-12 teaching experience preferred.  Must be committed to teaching excellence, have academic advising experience, promote departmental service, and community involvement

Skills: Demonstrated competence in use of instructional technology with a commitment to change and innovation.  Must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.  Should be able to integrate technology into the teaching process and/or teach in a variety of modes to include distance and on-line.

Physical Demands: Moving about between buildings on the NCMC campus-10%; ascending and descending stairs-5%; reaching, pulling, and pushing when filing-5%; able to do repetitive tasks-10%; remain stationary at a desk while typing-20%; teaching in a classroom setting for extended periods-50%.

Environmental Demands: Fluctuations while moving on tile and carpeted floors in a heated and air conditioned environment.