Faculty, Speech Communication-Composition I
Faculty, Speech Communication-Composition IJob Code/Position Control Number:
Full-time ContinuingReports to (Supervisor) Title:
Dean of Business, Arts & SciencesPosition Summary:
The faculty will be responsible for educational leadership, student instruction, and student advising in the Communications and Literature Department.Position Work Calendar:
*172-day calendarAbilities and Skills:
*Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. (Minimum)
*Developed organizational skills. (Minimum)
*Experience with integrating technology into the instructional process. (Minimum)
*Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Speech Communication or closely related discipline with additional coursework or certification in Rhetoric & Composition, or with relevant experience in writing and ability to pursue such coursework or certification in Composition within three years of employment in a program that best fits the pedagogical needs of Penn College (in consultation with the Dean); OR a Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Composition, English or closely related discipline with additional coursework or certification in Speech Communication, or the ability to pursue such coursework or certification in Speech Communication within three years of employment in a program that best fits the pedagogical needs of Penn College (in consultation with the Dean). (Minimum)
*Earned Ph.D. in Speech Communication, Rhetoric & Composition, or English. (Highly Desired)
*One (1) year successful full-time teaching experience equivalent to or greater than 24 credit hours or three (3) years successful part-time teaching experience equivalent to or greater than 24 credit hours in Speech Communication and/or English Composition at the college level. (Minimum)
*Experience developing and instructing online or hybrid courses in a higher education environment. (Desired)
*Successful experience in curriculum and course development. (Desired)
-Teach a full load (15 credits) per semester of speech communication and English composition. (Essential)
-Write and update course syllabi; assist with curriculum review, revision, development, and assessment; contribute to department assessment of and service to the general education per core curriculum. (Essential)
-Advise, schedule, and maintain accurate records on students. (Essential)
-Engage in professional development in discipline and instructional methodology appropriate to field of study. (Essential)
-Maintain office hours according to contractual guidelines. (Essential)
-Contribute to the betterment of the College through department and school committee participation. (Essential)
-Contribute to the betterment of the College through College-wide committee participation. (Desired)
*NoneSpecial Job Features:
*Finalists for this position must present a sample lesson.
*Candidates for teaching positions must be fluent in the English language (oral and written) – English Fluency in Higher Education Act. (Pennsylvania Senate Bill 539/Act No. 76)
*The terms and conditions of employment for this position are subject to all the provisions of the bargaining agreement between Pennsylvania College of Technology and the Penn College Education Association.
*Background check will be required on selected candidate.
-Possess interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and the public. (Essential)
-Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Essential)
-Be sensitive to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and administrators. (Essential)
-Maintain a high degree of confidentiality with regards to any and all information as a direct or indirect result of job responsibilities/job functions. (Essential)
-Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner and maintain the standard of care that is appropriate for this position. (Essential)
-Perform other appropriate job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor. (Marginal)
-Employees who provide student instruction will develop and maintain proficiency in the effective pedagogical use of current and future instructional technologies, including but not limited to learning management systems, media, instructional software, and connectivity devices. As such, are required to use the following elements of the Learning Management System (LMS): Upload all syllabi, timely use of the grade feature, and collection of digital student work and distribution of digital course materials.
This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.Office/School:
School of Business, Arts & SciencesPosting Number:
01160Number of Vacancies:
10/24/2020Open Until Filled:
YesPay Rate / Salary:
Commensurate with credentials submitted as applied to the College’s Faculty Salary System. As a point of reference, the salary range for new full-time faculty hired in various disciplines throughout the College for the 2018/19 academic year is $55,665 to $73,384.Additional Information:
The wages, hours, and terms and conditions of employment for full-time teaching faculty, counselors and librarians (all regular College funded positions and certain grant/contract funded positions) are determined by the negotiated Agreement between Pennsylvania College of Technology and the Penn College Education Association.
Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires and the completion of an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) by the candidate and the employer. Any offer of employment shall be contingent on the applicant’s timely production of required documentation to verify identity and employment authorization. If you cannot or will not be able to produce the required documentation, we cannot consider your application.
If you are currently receiving an annuity from the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System, employment at Pennsylvania College of Technology may affect your annuity status. If you are currently a member of either the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System you may be required to contribute into the System.
Academic rank will be based on established criteria at Penn College for faculty rank.Desired Start Date:
August 12, 2021Special Instructions to Applicants:
If you wish to apply for this position, you must submit all application material through the College’s on-line recruiting website at www.pct.edu/jobs.
For further information on this position, call 570-327-4770.Position Type:
Teaching Faculty, Counselors and LibrariansEEO Statement :
Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.