Instructor Humanities (Part Time)- Adjunct Pool
Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation.
One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA.
Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.
Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. When you join our talented faculty team, you'll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We'll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community. We are currently seeking a Humanities Instructor who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.
You: We're looking for an expert instructor like you - with an education in English, Philosophy or the Arts and experience teaching at the college level - to teach our students about the exciting world of the Humanities.
HCC's Humanities & Interdisciplinary Studies program: Human artistic and intellectual endeavors are interwoven with history, politics, religion and science. By studying across disciplines, students can realize the interconnectedness of societies and build the critical thinking, communication, problem-solving and social responsibility skills necessary for success.
Your mission: We'll rely on you to establish Humanities courses following best-practice educational standards, teach students using a variety of effective methodologies, and provide engagement and support activities that encourage student learning.
Your work: When you're not teaching, you might be assisting students with opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers; evaluating program curricula and/or practices; advising declared majors; or reviewing textbooks and learning materials.
Next steps: If you're excited about passing the torch of your knowledge and expertise to the next generation, your next step should be to submit your application today!
Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
- Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
- About 145 languages are spoken here.
- Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
- Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
- The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
- World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate healthcare system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
- With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
- Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.
If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.
HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.
Must have completed at least eighteen (18) graduate hours in English, Philosophy, or Arts, and hold a Master's degree (official transcript(s) conferring degree must accompany the application).
Minimum of one (1) year college level teaching experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Willing and able to teach day or evening classes at a number of sites around the city Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required, including Blackboard Vista, or similar online software Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population Possess good organizational and planning skills Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others