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Sociology Instructor

Sociology Instructor

locationUnited States
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Position Title: Sociology Instructor
Department: Sociology (SOC)
Division: Arts & Social Sciences (ARS)
Employment Status: Temporary Full-Time (Spring 2024 Semester: January 12, 2024-May 19, 2024)
Group: Faculty (FAC)
Grade: Faculty
Location: Main Campus & Downtown Campus
FLSA: Exempt
ICCB Classification: Teaching Faculty  Reporting Relationships 

Reports to: Dean of Arts and Social Sciences

Supervision Exercised: None 

Job Summary

Teach assigned classes and perform related activities to classroom instruction. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:  

  • Meet classes at assigned times.
  • Plan course content and assign appropriate coursework.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Evaluate student progress and assign grades.
  • Revise course outlines, objectives, and catalog information as needed.
  • Select appropriate texts and teaching materials.
  • Maintain office hours convenient for students and as required by college policies.
  • Prepare course/class reports as required.
  • Attend and participate in conferences related to teaching area; membership in appropriate professional organizations is recommended.
  • Submit budget requests and written narrative when appropriate.
  • Keep abreast of current developments in the profession.
  • Participate in department, division meetings, and in-service training, etc.
  • Participate in the assessment of student learning at the course, program, and institution level.
  • Assist in short-range and long-range planning.
  • Related duties may be assigned.
Related Duties
  • Assist in program review.
  • Assist in program assessment planning.
  • Assist in student recruitment and retention activities.

Required Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Earned Master’s Degree in Sociology or related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Sociology and immediate ability to teach multiple sections of Introduction to Sociology and Criminology courses.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Course work and post-secondary teaching experience in the following areas: Social Problems, Criminology, Sociology of Deviance, The Aging Process, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Sex and Gender and Sociology of the Family
  • Ability to teach online.
  • Commitment to the mission of the community college and to high academic standards, as well as interest in department and College initiatives.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with diverse faculty, students and staff populations.
Application Process
Applicants are encouraged to submit the following materials electronically at http://www.rockvalleycollege.edu/employment or documentation may be submitted under single cover to the address listed below.
  • Letter of application which specifically addresses:
    • How you are qualified for the position described above.
    • A brief statement of your teaching style and philosophy.
    • A brief statement of your understanding of the role of a faculty member at the community college.
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts of all completed college-level work. Offer to hire will require official transcripts.