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Visiting Faculty - Instructor, English

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Job Summary / Basic Function:

Job Summary:This position is responsible for teaching courses as assigned. This position reports directly to the Department Chair of General Education and Developmental Studies. Work a minimum of thirty hours a week. Availability to teach online/hybrid, day, and evening courses. Maintain office hours. Remain involved in professional development and professional organizations. Serve on committees as assigned. Assist in the development of curriculum as needed. Participate in advising and recruitment.

Major Essential Job Functions:
1.Advise, register, tutor and recruit students.
2.Maintain office hours.
3.Teach day and/or evening classes and labs during the fall, spring, and summer semesters as required by the department.
4.Help coordinate and attend advisory committee meetings.
5.Attend Teaching and Learning Center to upgrade teaching skills.
6.Assist in the development of curriculum as needed.
7.Willing to develop skills necessary to teach on-line courses.
8.Responsible for maintaining and setting up equipment related to the Industrial Technology Program
9.Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education Required:
•A Master’s degree in English from an accredited institution is required.
•A working knowledge in Microsoft Office Applications is required.

Minimum Experience Required:
•Experience in teaching in Higher Education
•Experience teaching in technical or community college

Key Competencies:
•Knowledge of teaching methodologies/pedagogical strategies.
•Actively engage students in the learning process.
•Effectively recruit and retain students.
•Ability to work well in a team environment.
•Possess good verbal and written communication skills.
•Possess good time management skills.
•Maintain ethical and professional behavior.
•Aware of national issues and trends.
•Assist in the maintenance of classroom and lab equipment.
•Ability to perform basic skills in Microsoft Office applications.
•Familiarity with policies and procedures contained in TSUS and LIT Policies and Procedures Manual.

Physical Requirements:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Capable of lifting 25 pounds and other equipment typically found in a classroom.

Job Conditions:The job conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, work is normally performed in a typical classroom or lab environment with moderate noise.

LIT Expectation of Quality:Employee will support the mission of Lamar Institute of Technology by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

EEO Statement:

Lamar Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.



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Job No:
Posted: 12/28/2019
Application Due: 6/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time